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Hopefully helpful review
The system for queuing music is frustrating. If you are trying to add a new song onto the queue and accidentally press on a station or album it will clear your carefully curated queue which is pretty annoying. I love the recently played menu because I often come back to music I’ve discovered or played recently but there are some things seriously wrong with it. For example if you click on an album you listened to recently, it will play one song from the album and only one song. Or it will choose a few and leave a bunch of others out. I’m not sure why this happens or how it chooses which ones to keep but it seems totally arbitrary and is even more frustrating because when I click on the details and try to view the whole album it only brings up a few songs, and won’t have the option below to view the full album. Also this may be patented I wouldn’t put that past apple but when you are adding songs to a playlist it would be easier if the one you had started adding to would jump to the top so you could add to it easier especially if you are making a huge playlist. Also maybe I’m dumb but I can’t figure out how to reduce the in between song gap to 0. Please read this I hope it’s helpful and I’m sorry for my last review which was scathing and came from a place of unproductive frustration. Thanks
Listen every day
I think the hardest part is learning how to utilize the setup the best. I would click best of prime and expect to hear all the top hits, but that included others favorite songs as well (rock, jazz, country, metal, all the genres). So instead of skipping 10 songs to find one I liked I made my own playlist and added songs I liked to it. That worked for a while as I never get tired of my favorite songs, but I wanted to explore more music. So I went to stations that were different than "today's hits" and had major nostalgia! Beatles, Beach Boys, 80's, 90's, and the best of the recent decade were filled with songs we remember but haven't heard for a while. Now I have several stations and just listen to my favorite songs once in a while. I really do listen every day, well unless my wife plays it on her phone as we share an account and you can only have one device streaming at a time but that's another story.
Possibly the most frustrating music app
I am currently subscribed to the unlimited and will be done with it for good after June is over. Short version; of you have prime then it’s included, great. Otherwise save your money. I like to listen to stations as it gives me a better variety; first off the variety of similar artists was soo off pace for the first few days I was pressing thumbs down more than I was anything else. These were stations I created and couldn’t believe there were algorithms out there saying they were similar artists, furthermore it would continually throw the same artists I thumbed down MULTIPLE Times in there with different songs that weren’t any better. Secondly and possibly even more frustrating is that when I paused a song and then would go to press play on that song 5-10 minutes later I would just get the “loading song” description and that’s it. I would then need to skip or push to the next song ,then press play again in order for it to start playing music. Lastly if I searched an artist and then created a station off of that artist I would notice that if paused that station and then resumed within 5-10 minutes it wouldn’t resume on the station it would resume on most previously searched artist.. free pandora is a better choice than the current state
Best music app! Would give 4.5 stars!
I love this app! There's a few bugs but for the most part the app runs well. Rarely do I have to skip songs to get it to continue playing; sometimes it forgets where it's at in the song once I've hit paused so it'll replay from the beginning but I don't mind that. I love that I can listen to just about whatever I want for free. I just wish you could customize stations or that it was easier to find specific stations (There may be a way and I just haven't found it yet). I'd like to have an 80s, 90s, and today station just because it's all my favorite at one time. Oh well, I'm enjoying my random solely 80s music days so it's good. I also like the exposure to new music as well. Overall, love this app; very minimal complaints. I'd give 4.5 stars if I could. Reduced to 3 stars. The has gotten buggy. It crashes every so often and takes several tries to restart it. I still like the ease of use and it's the only app I use for music however I'd like to see some updates pertaining to customer complaints. Back to 4 stars. Fewer crashes! Some bugs still when paired with Bluetooth but overall a great app
I like but let’s talk
I’m subscribed to the unlimited edition (as well as a prime obv) where I paid for the year upfront for all the music you got. I’ve been using your app for about a year so far. You’re UI is solid, but there is so much clutter and overlap in your content/songs it makes the overall experience when searching for specific versions of an artists recordings stressful. You will find the same song on 9 different versions of albums some of which are legit and should be “duplicates” but it’s just your orchestration and layout is sloppy. I think using release date of said album for example as an organization method would be a really simple way to manipulate the data so it’s not so messy looking. Take Frank Sinatra’s artist results for example. When scrolling through the albums available, it’s all over the place. One of his major albums is like 7 or 8 rows down in the search results, while other single song albums or various versions are scattered in between and all over. Organize the results on your UI and I think it might be 4.5 star material. You lose a half star because while content is there in some way the price point is high for already prime subs.
I just subscribed to the Unlimited version and have to say that I love the “My Soundtrack” station. I listened almost all day and only skipped a couple of songs, it includes quite a few deep cuts and it did not repeat any tracks. I had purchased music in the cloud and all of it is on my app. It seemed pretty easy to make a custom playlist and I downloaded some tunes to listen offline in the car, I didn’t have any problems with the download. The layout of the app is a little confusing but I’m new and used to other services. The music recommendations and playlists are a bit too generic, I’d like to have something more customized similar to what Apple does with their weekly “My Favorites” mix. I used the basic version for a while, but too many songs and albums were grayed out; unfortunately to have access to all the music it’s necessary to purchase a full unlimited subscription. I don’t have a Prime membership, but my opinion is that Prime members shouldn’t have to pay extra over and above the cost of their membership, and $15 for the premium version is ridiculous.
Great, but not always
I love this app. For the most part. The available selection of music is HUGE, although there are some artists and/or albums I wish were available with out paying for Music Unlimited (I’m looking at you, Led Zeppelin!). I was EXTREMELY excited to see the new update, which added volume normalizing, which was easily my biggest complaint, since shuffling music meant constantly adjusting my phone/car’s volume from song to song. What I didn’t realize, however, was that I was going to have to re-download EVERY SINGLE SONG on my phone. I have about 7000 songs downloaded. I’m in the middle of my second day of re-downloading. It’s excruciatingly slow, even with a very fast connection, and, unless you leave the app open, constantly gets hung up or frozen, meaning you have to restart the downloads (you don’t lose what you’ve already done, thank god!). Overall, a pretty good app for music lovers, and it would probably be great if I just started using it, but there are definitely some issues, some of which could have been solved, or at least forgiven, simply by letting people know what was going on.
Basic music playing options are in this app but users need to climb at least three menu trees to get to them. For example the option to "play in offline mode" makes users find Settings first and then make the switch. Prime subscribers have a hunting challenge to find Prime stations other than any stations they have recently used. And, of course, if users have set the app to offline mode they need to climb a menu tree to turn that off before they can listen to Prime online offerings. Newer updates app connect listeners to Prime music but not much else. Updates wipe out music downloaded to a device and require listeners to remember their login information, sign back in, and download playlistsbalready downloaded with precious updates. Standard buttons to play music are relocated to different screens or to make it harder to just run the app play music. Finally, the Prime Music interface designers are a bit hostile towards users. They cater to data collection metrics over listeners' usability needs. For example, the most recent iPad update description states that it adds "recommendations for what you should be listening to right now." Should? Right Now? I find that attitude pushy for a music player. But, hey the app does plays music.
Overall the app is decent. I have been able to discover a lot of new artists and songs that I enjoy from the artist radios and suggestions. Here are my cons: Artist radios.. I have avoided thumbs-upping any songs that I like. I have found that when I do, it will play those songs that I thumbs-upped first every single time I play that particular radio. I guess that’s the point but I end up hating the song because it becomes way overplayed. Which is kind of how Pandora’s radio is. It’s just annoying. So don’t thumbs up anything unless you want to eventually hate it. Shuffle on My Music.. needs some improvement. It seems like the algorithm needs work or something because it will shuffle and play THE SAME SONGS and then there are songs that I will never ever hear. I end up removing songs from My Music just because the shuffle seems to love playing it. I end up letting it play alphabetically just so I can hear my other songs. That’s terrible! Also, I have noticed that the shuffle will turn off by itself if I am connecting Bluetooth. That might be unavoidable but I thought I would mention that.
New Update RUINED IT!!
This is a great app! I can’t deny that it is extremely useful and easy to use— and is ideal for anyone who likes to listen to music on the go— however, after updating to the most recent version of the app, I have found that after a mandatory refresh, all my music was GONE! I had downloaded well over 3,000 songs (as an Unlimited subscriber) and was very disappointed to find all that gone. Not only that, but every thirty seconds the app crashes and restarts— making it to where it would be virtually impossible to re-download all those missing songs unless I had god-speed wifi, which, I regret to inform you, I do not have. I hope this is not the case through every device using the app, but it is the case for me and it is very disheartening, as I do not have data on my device and cannot access wifi 24/7 to where I could simply use it without downloads. All I ask is that the crashing gets resolved. Restarting my device did not help, either, so I believe it is the app itself. But also, please do not remove all of one’s offline music in the next update please. 🙏
Playlists & more
I would like more flexibility on how I add music to my playlists if I had them to add them to a specific list they are not in my general list. If I add everything to my general list my playlist gets bigger than I like so I end up just dumping music. Also I like hearing an entire album but if I download the whole thing it doesn't mean I want to keep the whole thing. Be nice to set tags or reminders when you downloaded so you could go back and review and evaluate. Also I hear songs on albums that aren't in the general mainstream that I really like. It would be fun to have maybe a WhatsApp community or some other type of group where you could share songs you liked with other people who like similar music where you could talk about what a song means to you or what you really like another artist. I could live a sheltered life and that already exists. But anyway. That's just a few things for my feedback. I generally think of a lot welcome to tag me up for additional feedback. Loraine
Plenty of music, works well, could use a few more features
Th app works well. There is plenty of music selection with the paid subscription. I do like that I can pause and play the current song from anywhere in the app with the fixed play button at the bottom. Songs are easy to find. It makes good recommendations on new songs to listen to. I like that I can have multiple playlists for the family. It shows lyrics for many songs. There is a setting for disabling explicit songs which I haven’t tested well (maybe my kids). I don’t know how well the filter works. Here is what wish it did better. I would like to be able to not just pause and play the current song I am listening too but be able to easily navigate to the screen that has the forward/backward skip button. I like to restart a song over if I already stated it and I come back later and want to restart it WITHOUT losing my position in my current play list. That is the mai drawback.
Turn off the TV get back to Music
We’ve been Prime Members since day one. Only last summer did we find Prime Music (PM). Because we didn’t know Prime Music existed we’ve been satisfied with the playlists Pandora and XM dished out to us on our cars and Bluetooth speakers. Discovered PM while on a rainy vacation at our cottage. We used an Echo we got for Christmas. Over the week discovered you can play full albums. I’m a classic rock fan. Most of my record collection was sold or given to my kids at college. Back home we subscribed to Unlimited and restored my vintage audio gear. Ive got an iPad dedicated to only this system, set to hq stream, unlimited buffer. Run the output through the headphone jack for some improvement over BT. The quality is almost CD Now instead of watching TV we’ve been listening to the soundtrack of our youth and discovering other artists from the golden age of rock.
Previously great, currently not so much
Love this app and use it regularly with my bluetooth in my car since i drive alot. Since the last update, it seems they have limited the number of suggested songs for you. Before, i could open that section and keep hitting the show more button and then play through the list of 200+ songs and find new songs i like. Now, it shows maybe 50 songs and doesnt allow you to show more. Another major gripe for me is when someone calls me while connected to bluetooth while the music is playing, the sound changes until i exit out of the app and restart. If i do not do this then the music sounds like i am listening to it through a phone call. Similar to music playing in the background of a phone call when you are placed on hold. Happens everytime and it gets old having to clear the app out of my background and restart it after every phonecall. This didnt occur until the latest update so I hope its fixed. Would have gave 5 stars prior to this
So far it’s working out well, I do like the Alexa feature, but it doesn’t work when my iPad isn't active so you still have to push buttons. LOL. So far I’ve been able to find all the music I have been looking for, time will tell, can’t give them five stars because there’s always room for improvement in the structure of the app. For example if you go to play Lady Gaga, it will only play the same four songs over and over until you actually go and open it up and make them play the full playlist, that seems like a waste of time, who would ask to play Lady Gaga and only want the same four songs? Should just give u the full list right off. Some of the other controls and features take a while to hunt and peck to find as well, some work on the user-friendly interface wouldn’t hurt. Overall for the music that I listen to, I don’t find the monthly subscription fee overly excessive. I will continue to enjoy your product. Thank you
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