Streaming songs in iTunes

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by Neutral Milk, Jul 23, 2015.

  1. Neutral Milk macrumors regular

    Neutral Milk

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    I feel like this should be obvious, but I'm not finding the solution through google, and I'm not figuring it out on my own.

    Is there no way to use iTunes on a computer in the same way we use the Apple Music app in iOS? I see there is the "for you" section, and if I click on one of the playlists that seems to work, but none of the saved music from the iOS app is in "my music", and when I search for artists I can only listen to 30 second samples.

    Is this the functionality I'm stuck with? If so I'm probably going to stick with Spotify since it does have the option of the desktop app.
     
  2. MICHAELSD macrumors 68040

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    Use the "New" section on iTunes to stream music, rather than the iTunes Store (which is why you're getting samples).

    Enabling the iCloud Music library will add all your saved iOS music.
     
  3. Neutral Milk thread starter macrumors regular

    Neutral Milk

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    Thanks for the response. So in order to make this work I have to pay another subscription fee for Match? That's the only way I can figure to enable the iCloud Music library on my desktop app.
     
  4. MICHAELSD macrumors 68040

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    Under iTunes preferences, there should be an option under General to enable iCloud Music Library (for free).
     
  5. Neutral Milk thread starter macrumors regular

    Neutral Milk

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    This worked, but turns out I'm even dumber than that.

    All I had to do to solve my initial problem (you solved a problem I didn't totally realize I had) was to click on the "search" and then select "Apple Music" instead of "My Library".

    Ugh.
     
  6. almirramic macrumors member

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    Apple Music streaming is such a disastrous mess. Combine Windows Vista, Windows 8, Titanic and hurricane Katrina together and it still doesn't quite reach the chaos that is Apple Music. I don't think it even qualifies for pre-beta or half-fledged concept.
     

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