iTunes Radio problem with repeats..

Discussion in 'iOS 7' started by FLYING SE7EN, Aug 19, 2013.

  1. FLYING SE7EN macrumors regular


    Jul 11, 2008
    Charlotte, NC
    I keep running into a problem with iTunes Radio playing a nice mix of songs when I first set up a station, but after about 10 to 15 songs, it starts to repeat the last 10 or so songs. Sometimes it'll repeat a song after only one other song has played. It's really annoying. Has this happened to anyone else? Is this just a bug from the iOS beta, or is a bug in iTunes Radio itself? Is there a way to fix it?

    I did a search in this forum and the beta bug threads and couldn't find anything pertaining to this particular bug....

  2. Tammster macrumors 6502


    Jun 23, 2010
    S Florida USA
  3. FLYING SE7EN thread starter macrumors regular


    Jul 11, 2008
    Charlotte, NC
    Well it's nice to know I'm not the only one. Still a PITA. hope it gets fixed in the next beta.
  4. WJKramer macrumors 6502

    Jun 8, 2008
    Trust me it's even worse on iTunes 11.1 beta 2.....Repeats. Songs will skip continuously only remedied with a restart. Commercials included with iTunes Match. Stations stop playing randomly. Far from a polished service....must be in Beta! :)

    Does anyone want to take a stab at the stream quality? I have a pretty good ear and it sounds like 160kbps AAC to me. Was hoping for at least 256. Kinda disappointing.
  5. VSMacOne macrumors 601


    Oct 18, 2008
    My iTunes radio in iTunes for Mac goes crazy after so many songs and then I have to restart iTunes to get it to work again. I'm also experiencing all kinds of issues on my iPhone as well, which makes me believe the real issue might be on the backend. I've seen improvements over the summer so I'm pretty sure they're still ironing things out for the official reveal.
  6. noty macrumors member


    Sep 7, 2005
    iTunes 11.1

    So I'm using iTunes Radio for the first time tonight and it's not making a very goos first impression. I'm getting songs repeated one right after the other. If I skip the repeated song it will be okay for a while and then do the same thing again. Just wondering if anyone else has experienced this in iTunes 11.1?
  7. Hold Fast macrumors newbie

    Sep 14, 2013
    I'm using iTunes Radio and it actually repeated a song after I selected "Never Play This Song," right after it finished playing! Definitely some bugs that need to be worked out.

    It would be nice for iTunes Radio to skip to the next song after I tell it to never play a song rather than having to wait it out. I am an iTunes Match subscriber and that would be a nice benefit to have.
  8. Bob Coxner, Sep 19, 2013
    Last edited: Sep 19, 2013

    Bob Coxner macrumors 6502a

    Mar 24, 2011
    My problem is stations that simply stop working. I click on them and nothing at all happens. It happens both on my desktop iTunes/Windows 8 and my iPod Touch with the same stations. In other words, a station that works on Windows also works on the Touch and ones that don't work on Windows don't work on the Touch.

    My Macbook Air doesn't seem to know that I've selected stations previously on the desktop, although the Touch did, and it's blank for stations. I sub to Match and I thought it was supposed to sync things. I've signed in and out on iTunes on all machines but no joy.

    Another serious irritation is adding artists to a pre-made station. I added about 30 artists to the pre-made Traditional Folk and I've yet to hear a single song from any of them. Apparently iTunes Radio thinks it knows my tastes better than I do.

    If I delete a station and then add it again it will play about 8 songs and then stop working completely. This has happened several times with different stations.

    Edit: I've now tried many more times. A new station will play exactly 8 songs and then stop working.
  9. Rychy macrumors 6502

    Aug 14, 2007
    I guess it's good to know it's not just me. A number of my stations will stop working after ten or so songs. I'll click play on them and nothing happens. It's kind of irritating.
  10. rwilliams macrumors 68040


    Apr 8, 2009
    Raleigh, NC
    There is definitely an issue with songs being repeated in iTunes Radio. I may have to go back to Spotify Radio until this gets resolved. It's the reason I stopped using Pandora.

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