iTunes Genius Recommendations, Where Have They Gone?

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  1. littledigger macrumors regular

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    :( I'm really disappointed that the new iTunes has stopped genius recommendations from the store. I don't know music that well and rely on genius to guide me and recommend music for me to buy. Am i missing something or has iTunes gone backwards? :confused:
     
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    Press Shift + Command + G to show the Genius Sidebar.

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    Or maybe you need to "Turn On Genius"?
     
  3. littledigger thread starter macrumors regular

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    This brings out the sidebar for Ping.
     
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    Have you "Turned On Genius"?

    What about the left Sidebar and the Genius section?

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  5. littledigger thread starter macrumors regular

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    yep. Genius is on and only gives me music matches from my own music library and not music from the store in the sidebar as it used to.
     

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    What happens if you press the "Start Genius" icon on the lower left of the iTunes window, also pictured under #2 in the following screenshot.

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  7. littledigger thread starter macrumors regular

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    When i press the genius button it slightly changes the playlist and shuffles the tunes slightly from my own library. But no new music recommendations from the store in the sidebar :(
     
  8. soLoredd macrumors 6502a

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    I think it's gone. This was one of my most used features and ever since Ping was introduced, the Genius Recommendations have been missing. Probably going to downgrade because of it - Apple seems hell bent on pushing Ping.
     
  9. littledigger thread starter macrumors regular

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    Absolutley. If you could tell me how to downgrade my iTunes.
     
  10. spinnerlys Guest

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    That is really strange, as I have iTunes 10 and have just tested the Genius feature with success, it linked me to iTunes Store items in the Sidebar. It may be working for me, as I haven't used or activated Ping in any way.
    OldMacApps used to carry older versions of iTunes, but now only has iTunes 9 as Windows version: http://www.oldapps.com/itunes.php?old_itunes=48
    You could use a torrent search engine like below (if moderators need to remove it, no problem), to find iTunes 9: http://www.torrentz.com/search?f=itunes+mac
     
  11. Wee Beastie macrumors regular

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    Lame. I almost got really excited that there was a way to bring the genius sidebar back. On my machine it definitely says "show ping sidebar" where "show genius sidebar" used to be. :( Weird that spinnerlys' app is different if we're all running 10.
     
  12. Mal macrumors 603

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    Yeah, I only have Show Ping Sidebar (and it's grayed out, no matter what I have or don't have selected, dunno why). You can at least still go to the store and click Show Genius Recommendations, but you don't get the choice of what it bases them on, so not nearly as useful.

    jW
     
  13. Chadder macrumors member

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    Its Back!!

    Opened iTunes tonight and the sidebar is back to showing genius recommendations but with also ping integrated too.
     
  14. rorschach macrumors 68020

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    I saw that too!!! About time!
     
  15. soLoredd macrumors 6502a

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    Sweet! Yep, I see it too. Good looking out!
     
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    from http://www.appleinsider.com/article...ix_data_loss_bug_modifies_itunes_sidebar.html
     
  17. littledigger thread starter macrumors regular

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  18. sven sundgaard macrumors newbie

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    My Genius is still missing. I hope it comes back as I like to search for new music that way.
     
  19. bob12 macrumors newbie

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    itunes 10.1

    i discovered that w/ itunes 10.1 the right sidebar is combined with ping and genius recommendations from the store
     
  20. 7thMac macrumors 6502

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    Well, we're not being forced to use Ping but it's pretty obtrusive. I'd be happier without it cluttering up my music player.
     

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