"Play Later" Option Not Appearing

Discussion in 'iOS 10' started by PixelDestructor, Oct 2, 2016.

  1. PixelDestructor macrumors newbie

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    Is anyone else experiencing the issue where the "Play Later" option doesn't show up no matter how many songs are in the queue? iOS 10 is really such a step backwards in performance and usability especially in the music app. How can I fix this issue?
     
  2. Recognition macrumors 6502a

    Recognition

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    Play later appears when you're currently playing a playlist or album.
    Selecting play later will play that song at the end of the current playlist.
    I think playing a single song from your library doesn't give you the option to play later as it would be the very last song to be played in your whole library.
     
  3. PixelDestructor, Oct 2, 2016
    Last edited: Oct 2, 2016

    PixelDestructor thread starter macrumors newbie

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    This completely ruins how I used the Music app. In the iOS 9 Music app, you could build a queue using "Up Next" and "Add to Queue". This way, you could specify a song you wanted to play next and then songs that you wanted to follow that song before returning to the normal list of songs (whether that be on shuffle, a playlist, or an album). Now, "Play Later" doesn't build a queue and instead just shoves songs at the bottom of the list, which totally isn't how this feature is supposed to function and no other music app implements it like this. Spotify and Google Play Music both do this correctly, I don't understand how Apple expects to compete when it ruins its own features with every major update.

    EDIT: Also, I just checked and this feature works as it did in iOS 9 on the newest version of iTunes on Sierra, so I'm wondering why iOS 10 and iTunes 12 have the same "Play Later" feature but they work in completely different ways.
     
  4. Recognition macrumors 6502a

    Recognition

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    I'd prefer it to be the old way too.
    A work around is to create a single song playlist and start playing that. Then the play later option shows up for any subsequent songs you want to add.

    Also send feedback to Apple and maybe they'll reimplement it.
     

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