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Apple Music Basics
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Just go to My Music, switch from Artists to Songs. Play a song. Tap it at the bottom to bring the song and album art to full screen. Now tap the Shuffle button at the bottom to switch from playing all songs in order to playing all songs shuffled.
Or, even easier: ask Siri to "Shuffle All Songs."
Thanks Gary, this is a good video to break down getting started with Apple Music. It helps people understand better as to what all of the Apple hype is about Apple Music.
Thanks Gary! My favorite thing on Apple Music right now is the "Activity Playlists". It is quite extensive, ranging from studying, to working to "Getting it On".
Thank you Gary! One query - on right side of the central window at the top, next to track details is Heart shaped icon to add the track being played to the list of favourites. Can you please advise how to retrieve the list of tracks marked favourite.
I have a smart playlist that shows all of my "Loved" songs. I forget whether this was automatically created for me, or I made it myself. If the latter, you can just make it yourself.
Thank you Gary, I had a lot of problems with Match, and ended up having to revert, as even apple care could not help me.. I see a new version has been released.. Have you heard whether this has solved the quirks?
Not sure. I've been using Match for years and haven't had any issues, so I wouldn't know if your specific issue has been fixed.
Gary, Not sure if you know the answer to this, but once the paid subscription starts and I download music to my computer for several months; and then stop the paid subscription, will the music I downloaded during the paid subscription period be removed from my computer?
Yes. Think of it like this: You pay for a monthly subscription to access all of the music on Apple Music. If you stop the subscription, you can't access that music anymore. It is like if you pay for a membership at a gym, and then you stop the membership, you can't use the gym anymore.
In reading Nancy's question, I think it is important to mention that any existing local tracks that she has ripped and owns, that once Apple Music matches those songs, they will also disappear if she discontinues Apple Music. Thus it's important to keep a backup of any of her locally ripped music, so if she doesn't choose to continue that she will not have to rip them all over again. According to Apple, if she had Match, she would not lose those songs when she discontinues Apple Music.
I don't think so. Hard to test, but that should only happen if she rips, matches them using iTunes Match, them and then deletes them from her local drive relying only on iTunes Match and Apple Music to play those songs, not a local copy.
Gary, how do I change from a family membership to an individual subscriber?
In iTunes on the Mac, choose Store, View Account. Under Settings, choose Subscriptions. Then choose Apple Music.
Since the latest iOS update I have lost the ability to shuffle all tracks of all CDs on my iphone6 in the new 'Music'. No probs using my old iphone4 btw using an earlier iOS. Any ideas? Grateful thanks thanks.