My thoughts exactly. Apple Music is pretty bad. Had such high hopes too.
And here’s why: Jim Dalrymple – Apple Music is a nightmare and I’m done with it (hint: it’s not only the UI)
No thanks, Apple services suck. And the UI is so bad I rather use other bad designed music streaming services like Xbox Music or Napster first. Ugh.
There's no question that the interface and interactions need a lot of work, but in terms of content it's a very impressive experience. I've never once been wowed by the algorithmic selection found on other services, and while Songza's human curated playlists have been pretty good from time to time, nothing out there compares to Apple's playlists. If you take the time to accurately self-assess during the onboarding process, you will be rewarded with really relevant music. In my opinion, one thing lacking from nearly all tech products is the ability to really surprise users. Failure to surprise is one of the key failures of a product's ability to deliver joy to users, and honestly as tech is more and more apart of our lives, that really worries me. It might sound like evangelizing, but the surprisingly on-point, diverse, distinctly human, music-nerd curated playlists on Apple Music are an indication of where all recommendation services should go.
The content is unparalleled, no doubt on that. The playlists were a bit of letdown for me as a long-time-Rdio turned Spotify user.
The Spotify playlists are easy understand and the content / selection is incredible (at least in the Focus, Party and Mood categories and per my musical tastes). I was always against this as a discovery mechanism for some hard-headed reason, then I tried it and it was awesome.
Apple's selection is a little more willy-nilly for me and in some of the playlists the choices are a little bit 'elderly'. This is all suuuuuper subjective of course, but as a designer who listens to a lot of focus / electronic / repetitive work tracks - Spotify is just the top IMO.
iTunes and Music UI is obviously terrible and at times some features don't even work, but that's another issue entirely. The icon is pretty nice though :)
The way this site is designed makes me feel like this app is going to miss a subtle detail here or there in the import process. Like something petty that I'll still care about.
That's some really tough design bias on my behalf I think, but this just comes across as really quickly thrown together.
For clarificationI: this is an app that moves your Spotify or Rdio playlists to Apple Music, not a website tell you to become an Apple fanboy.
Warning: only kind of works.
It's been crazy buggy for me, but I've been emailing them my issues and I think they have finally got it working.
The website and the app are very bad at explaining how it actually works and the steps you need to take, so I'll explain.
After you've selected a playlist from your other music service, you can export it ad a .txt file.
Then, QUIT AND RESTART iTunes. This is an important step
Then in iTunes go to File> Library> Import Playlist and it will finally add the songs IT CAN FIND to the playlist.
There will be some songs missing that couldn't find the match for, but this still reduces the time and effort on your end.
Has anybody tested this and can confirm that (and how) it works?
any update? found anyone? :) I have bought it... started using it but quit. Wasn't sure on it...
See my other comment, and ask questions if you need more clarification.