iOS 8 Music App Questions

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by Vonner, Jun 2, 2014.

  1. Vonner macrumors newbie

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    Can anyone tell me if there are any changes to the music app in iOS 8? Specifically, can you go from Genres to all albums without picking an artist first? Or can you go from a artist to just a specific album?

    Thanks.
     
  2. zedsdead macrumors 68040

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    Bump...can some please post pics of the music app in album mode.
     
  3. Alonso Quijano macrumors 6502

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  4. Zac7 macrumors 6502a

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    So no real changes to the music app? I don't see much of anything in your pictures.
     
  5. valleian macrumors regular

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    The font looks good :), at least easier to read.
     
  6. Alonso Quijano macrumors 6502

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    I have bold text on

    I guess not. This is my first time using it really
     
  7. valleian macrumors regular

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    Oh, that makes sense.
     
  8. zedsdead macrumors 68040

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    If you click the Arctic Monkeys under "Albums", what opens?
     
  9. Alonso Quijano macrumors 6502

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    Portrait:

    Photo Jun 02, 9 06 48 PM.png

    Landscape:

    Photo Jun 02, 8 15 17 PM.png
     
  10. zedsdead macrumors 68040

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    Sorry, I meant click on "Artists" first, then "Arctic Monkeys"...don't start in the "Album" Category, because that is a different viewing option.
     
  11. Alonso Quijano macrumors 6502

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    Photo Jun 02, 9 19 52 PM.png
     
  12. PFox78 macrumors member

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    Yes, I'm eager to know this too. I fear not because it looks like he only has Arctic Monkeys albums on his iPhone.

    Also, can you delete albums and artists now? Just try swiping left and see if there's a delete button that shows up.

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    Sadly it looks like they haven't fixed anything
     
  13. BillyMatt87 macrumors 6502a

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    So they haven't changed the artist browsing. Shame.

    Looks like I won't be using my iPhone for music anytime soon.
     
  14. IronWaffle macrumors 6502

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    Thanks for this screenshot. I was hoping they'd changed it so Artists>Albums didn't still show all the songs on each album. Makes the Music app difficult for me since I have quite a few box sets.

    Have they added an "Up Next"/Queue feature?
     
  15. zedsdead macrumors 68040

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    Yep, not fixed...dammit!

    Thanks for the screenshots, much appreciated!
     
  16. Alonso Quijano macrumors 6502

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    Photo Jun 02, 9 24 12 PM.png

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    Doesn't look like it :(
     
  17. PFox78 macrumors member

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  18. tdar macrumors 6502a

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    One real BIG change. For the first time since they did this new music app. it finally all WORKS. All of the album art shows and the Artist art added in ios 7 is finally complete. You can also delete a full album again. So working is a big change for me.
     
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  20. MrGuder macrumors 68020

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    SO SAD!!!!

    Apple is not listening, they are not listening to the customers. I have 117 albums from 1 artist that I love dearly. The artist tab shows me 117 albums, if I want to get to that last album or even in the middle....what a complete waste of time to just scroll and scroll and scroll, cascading and cascading down and down I go, to FINALLY get to my album after wasting so much time, where is the ZEN?
    ZEN=Change
    Apple is not changing the Music app and that is really sad. The person that designed this and won't change it only has 2 albums per artist in their library.

    From what others have posted iOS8 is still the same.
    Apple is not listening. I gave feedback 6 months ago about this.
    Why can't the artist tab be like iOS6?
     
  21. nanogirl21 macrumors 6502a

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    Because this is iOS 8
     
  22. BillyMatt87 macrumors 6502a

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    He meant the artist view functionality where albums could be individually selected under an artist collection.

    I still don't understand why they changed it as it makes browsing a lot more tedious.

    That was my main beef with iOS 7's music app and to see it not being fixed shows Apple's arrogance with their UI choices. Maybe once the Beats deal is finalized, more attention will be paid to the music app and all of iTunes for that matter.

    Did they even separate iTunes Radio into its own app as was rumored?

    I was also hoping that the now playing screen would be redesigned to match the remote app version because that interface is damn beautiful.
     
  23. MrGuder macrumors 68020

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    You have no clue about what I wrote, all you saw was iOS6, your comment was not helpful.

    If you have more than 50 albums by a single artist, you will understand and reside in the same boat.

    Billy understands...it's the "functionality" of the artist tab, it worked in iOS6 and it was functional, useful and saved you time, they could have brought this same simplicity to iOS7 and now iOS8 but Apple took the simplicity away. It makes no sense, they are penalizing the customer who has 50 or more albums by a single artist.
     
  24. tmanto02 macrumors 65816

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    This baffles me! I remember every time a new beta version of iOS 7 came out I was like "surely it will have Up Next right?" I can't believe we are now up to iOS 8 and i'm still saying this!!
     
  25. afsnyder macrumors 65816

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    Probably an 8.1 feature alongside transit directions.
     

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