No Continuity / Handoff with iTunes

Discussion in 'OS X Yosemite (10.10)' started by Sirolway, Dec 19, 2014.

  1. Sirolway macrumors 6502

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    It would seem like the simplest possible application of Continuity / Handoff to stop playing music on my iPhone & have iTunes on my Mac cued up and ready to pick up from the same spot. But no ...

    That's a bit of a dropped ball, Apple, IMHO ...
     
  2. SandboxGeneral Moderator

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    Neither Continuity nor Handoff are services that work with iTunes. Continuity is for telephone and text message relay to/from iPhone to Mac. Handoff is for sharing iWork, email and webpages between iOS and OS X.

    Perhaps you're thinking of iTunes Match?
     
  3. MonkeySee.... macrumors 68040

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    Works with Video so surprising it doesn't work with Music.
     
  4. Sirolway thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Uh no - really definitely not thinking of iTunes Match - that's something very different altogether.

    My point is that there is a list of applications (iWork etc) that work with Handoff. Why isn't something as obvious as iTunes on that list? Handoff seems kind of smart & serious, in terms of needing a pretty fast & proximate connection to make sure that what you've been working on on one device is available on another. Making iTunes aware of what you've been listening to on your iPhone seems far simpler - no Numbers document to transfer from one device to another - it just needs to be aware of what track you're on & at what time point. So should be easily doable ... Perhaps in a future version ...
     
  5. jozeppy26 macrumors 6502

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    It's not a bad idea actually and possible something Apple will do in the future. I think handoff is something that could expand over time, but being this is something Apple just started doing, it only works with some applications right now.
     

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