Yes I know, thats an unusual statement for me to make! I am regarded as an early adopter when it comes to Apple gear – most of it is brilliant. My work life revolves around a MacBook Pro machine and an iPad. I have an Iphone6+. And, as of a few weeks ago an Apple Watch.
I was really interested when Apple launched the new ITunes music service. I have been using Spotify for about 12 months. I had stopped buying music, although I have bought some vinyl.
But, at this time it is a disaster – for two reasons.
Firstly, although the new service offers me a fantastic choice in music (I love listening to new music) it really needs a lie internet connection. It is possible to get the service to download a track so you can listen ‘offline’ – but you can’t put it on an iPod (except for the latest iPod touch). So the one in my car and my bike shuffle are not able to have any of this new music. This has something to do with the digital rights management.
Secondly, it does;t work with my home SONOS system. Spotify did – easily and beautifully. I did tweet SONOS last week and they said that they hoped that Apple will get it to work by the end of the year.
This is an epic fail.
I have an iTunes music library at home and have not upgraded it to the new iTunes system. I’m voting with my feet. Unless Apple change this I think I’ll go back to Spotify. I have two months free Apple music left…