Apple Music is a nightmare…

I love Apple. I love them because they take difficult problems and come up with innovative, simple solutions. The things they make just work and we trust them. Unfortunately, my experience with Apple Music has been exactly the opposite. As of today, I’m missing about 4,700 songs from my library with little hope of getting them back.

I had high hopes for Apple Music. I really wanted it to work and become my default music streaming service, but after the problems I’ve experienced over the last couple of weeks, I’m disabling it altogether.

I have never heard Jim D. be so negative about any Apple product, but can understand his frustrations. For me, the app fails to recognise that I have an account roughly 25% of the time and so I have to close it, sign in again and wait 5 minutes before I can stream anything. And then when I can stream, it often takes a long time for the song to start playing because the general performance is poor.

Spotify kills Apple Music in every single regard apart from discovery and a sense that you are getting much more than just standard streaming of music. Apple Music is new, but it goes back to the continuing issues Apple has with the cloud.

I do not trust Apple with my music any more or my photos and I never use iCloud Drive. In my experience, none of it works to a level that makes me feel secure leaving anything important within the Apple ecosystem. If Apple can crack this, it would match the hardware perfectly, but until then I am in two minds as to whether I will use Apple Music when the trial is over or if I will go back to Spotify.

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