POLL: Apple Music - Are you cancelling subscription?

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by Pagemakers, Sep 9, 2015.

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Will you be cancelling your Apple Music subscription at the end of the trial period?

  1. No

    105 vote(s)
    50.0%
  2. Yes: returning to Spotify

    42 vote(s)
    20.0%
  3. Yes: returning to Deezer

    2 vote(s)
    1.0%
  4. Yes: returning to Rdio

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  5. Yes: returning to another streaming service

    22 vote(s)
    10.5%
  6. Yes: returning to another non-streaming service

    39 vote(s)
    18.6%
  1. Pagemakers macrumors 68000

    Pagemakers

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    #1
    As the initial users approach the end of the free trial period for Apple Music here is a poll for you…

    Don't vote if you're not an Apple Music subscriber.
     
  2. Blujelly macrumors 65816

    Blujelly

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  3. thekayman macrumors 6502

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    #3
    Where I am, everything related to My Music is completely broken: playlists, saved albums, bought music, etc. Unless they fix this by October, I will not re-subscribe (I already canceled the automatic renewal in iTunes).
     
  4. CaTOAGU macrumors 6502

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    #4
    I'll most likely keep my subscription.

    even though I've experienced a few of the more common glitches, it all seems quite stable now and they've publicly said they're working on further improvements. My only real reservation is about whether streaming is worthwhile in the first place but I've been enjoying using Apple Music so far.
     
  5. Donk3y macrumors newbie

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    #5
    Yes, I am returning to Spotify. It just works better at the moment for me, but I will probably give Apple Music when they fix it.
     
  6. markhort macrumors 6502a

    markhort

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    #6
    Yes, I've already gone back to Spotify. For me and my music needs. AppleMusic isn't quite there yet. Looking forward to using it once all the bugs etc have been squashed.
     
  7. bobr1952 macrumors 68020

    bobr1952

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    #7
    Works as expected for me so I'll be keeping it.
     
  8. JuryDuty macrumors 6502

    JuryDuty

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    #8
    This exactly.
     
  9. fieldsphotos macrumors 6502

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    #9
    I had terrible trouble with syncing playlists on Apple Music and playlists getting flagged as "not iCloud eligible" even if they contained only Apple Music songs.

    I really wish they had not integrated Apple Music so fully into iTunes. I would rather have had a whole separate tab to manage my Apple Music stuff vs having to sort out if a song is coming from Apple Music vs my library, and why a playlist got flagged as non-iCloud etc. Then I assume I could always go to the Apple Music tab and see my playlists on every device just like Spotify.

    So, right now, No I will not be paying for Apple Music.
     
  10. KUguardgrl13 macrumors 68020

    KUguardgrl13

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    #10
    I have a little over a month left. The decision for me is whether to keep it or go back to iTunes purchases and "acquiring" only. Apple Music is the first streaming service I've used. I still prefer to purchase music and have it stored locally since I have limited data to share with the rest of my family on Verizon. And after flying this weekend, I hate paying the ridiculous fees for airline wifi. Sure you can download for local storage, but that seems to take up more space through iCloud Music Library than it did syncing between through iTunes. I'll have to wait and see what improvements are made.
     
  11. KUguardgrl13 macrumors 68020

    KUguardgrl13

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    #11
    I do like that Apple Music is one library integrated with your own iTunes library. I never got into Spotify since I couldn't use my existing iTunes library with it.
     
  12. skiltrip macrumors 68030

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    #12
    I've already returned to Google Music. I'll continue to watch how Apple Music progresses, but there's a few deal breakers they need to remedy if I'm going to switch. One is a web player, the other things have to do with the interface, bugs, etc. Google Music is pretty fantastic. I do wish they had anything close to as good as the For You tab though that Apple Music has. For now, Google has the best service for me (and the most complete catalog in my experience).
     
  13. haikitteh macrumors newbie

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    #13
    I love the streaming on the app so I'll probably keep it, such a wide variety of music. It's made my long daily commute bearable. But I've not turned on iCloud on my iTunes, nor will I, until they fix all that rigamarole. I've built up my library the way I like and I'm not willing to sacrifice it.
     
  14. jhfenton macrumors 6502a

    jhfenton

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    #14
    Yes. I'm returning to having no streaming service. I liked Apple Music initially and would have kept it, if it supported offline iPod nano playback. It's clearly not a technical limitation. If my wife and I cannot add music to our nanos, then we don't really "have" the music.
     
  15. jbachandouris macrumors 68040

    jbachandouris

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  16. tomekosiowy macrumors regular

    tomekosiowy

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    #16
    Giving a chance to the end of the year. Restarted for the 4th time: Apple Music and iCloud Music, but on iPad and iPhone only (Mac not enabled, just a kind of copy for old-way syncing). Everything syncs and works OK for about week now. The only problem is for a few songs with replaced covers (not a horror at least). I do not create playlists until bigger sub-updates in iOS 9.x. I prefer not to broadcast, everything I get as downloads for offline content.
     
  17. DNAppleGold macrumors regular

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    #17
    I'll keep. It's really a shame it's so buggy (although somewhat better now) and the UI has so many missed to go with the hits. But it integrates well with my huge iTunes library (not as well as it should) and I find the recommendations, for you playlists, and radio the best of the services I've tried.
     
  18. Rantipole macrumors 6502

    Rantipole

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    #18
    You need a "Yes: not returning to ANY streaming service because I prefer buying tracks/albums."
     
  19. yg17 macrumors G5

    yg17

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    #19
    Yes because iOS 9 made Apple Music even worse. Didn't think it was possible, but iCML is such a god awful buggy piece of crap.
     
  20. Pagemakers thread starter macrumors 68000

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  21. oneshotpro Suspended

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    #21
    It's terrible. slow to play, awful ui/ux, if I ask siri to play a song name it picks some random artist with the same song name I've never heard of or listened to.

    oh, and then there's the fact i'll have to pay 'merican dollars to please Tim Cook's shareholders.
     
  22. jdillings macrumors 65816

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    #22
    Yes. No way would I pay for such a half baked, buggy service like Apple Music when there are services that are so much better. If Apple doesn't care to make any meaningful changes to it, I don't care to subscribe to it.
     
  23. whsbuss macrumors 68040

    whsbuss

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    #23
    Don't understand all this hate for AM. I've only experienced some slow track selections AT TIMES but nothing like described here. Me and the spouse are staying.
     
  24. PsyOpWarlord macrumors 6502

    PsyOpWarlord

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    #24
    Unless it changes I'm going to cancel and go back to steaming Pandora Radio.

    Apple Music
    +The ability to play all music in the catalogue is a great feature but sadly the only one.

    Unfortunately everything else is a negative for me. I hate the For You playlists. Whomever create these lists definitely does not have the same tastes or criteria as I do.
    -The Radio service has gone in the toilet. There are not any good EDM stations anymore and you can't customize the station/genre like you could before. They are pushing the playlist channels more and letting the streaming stations go more to the wayside.
    -Beats 1 is bad due to the annoying excessive talking. If I'm listing to a music channel I want to hear music only, not people talk about music. If I wanted to hear peoples opinions I would listen to a talk radio station.
     
  25. bushido Suspended

    bushido

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    #25
    went back to Spotify. their playlist catalogue is just so much better and sorted by genres and stuff that actually make sense
     

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