“The arrival of iTunes 12.2 and Apple Music, welcomed by some, proved to be a nightmare for others,” Gene Steinberg writes for The Tech Night Owl. “It wasn’t just about the interface, although the individual reviews for Apple’s music subscription service were somewhat mixed. The complaints were mostly about clutter, but I am more annoyed at the inconsistencies between how you handle suggested albums in For You in iTunes compared to Music for iOS. With the latter, you have a context menu option labeled, ‘I Don’t Like This Suggestion,’ which doesn’t have a direct counterpart in iTunes.”
“Worse, it doesn’t seem to work, as suggestions that I specifically unliked still show up in For You after nearly two weeks of deliberately selecting, tapping, holding and selecting,” Steinberg writes. “But that’s a feature, or the lack of a feature, not necessarily a bug. When it comes to bugs, some are pretty serious. One involved having DRM mistakenly attached to content from iTunes Match. So it prevents you from playing those songs on ‘unauthorized’ gear. Messy.”
“The release notes for Monday’s iTunes 12.2.1 maintenance update claim that Apple has fixed the problem and ‘Provides a way to correct a library problem affecting former iTunes Match subscribers,'” Steinberg writes. “The document I located provides guidance that could require a lengthy manual process… [Why] wouldn’t Apple set up a process to rescan your entire library and just fix the problem at its source? Why force users, who did nothing wrong, to have to go through a manual removal/download procedure?”
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MacDailyNews Take: Yes, there are myriad issues, but Apple Music is still amazing. Here’s hoping Apple has an answer in the works. Maybe Apple is waiting for the Internet TV launch to be resolved and has some new software that will help us make more sense of all of this disparate media?
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Serious iTunes Match issues for some users ahead of Apple Music launch – June 26, 2015