Thursday, September 19, 2013

Apple iTunes Radio Not Ready for Primetime

My first 24 hours with iTunes Radio are not encouraging.  With regard to desktop functionality on my Mac, there is no way to like or dislike a song. This is the key reason I use Pandora, and if they don’t add this lickity split there will be a problem.
On my iPhone, some of my stations allow me to select “play more like this” or “never play this song,” but others do not; the option appears, but nothing happens when you attempt to select it.  The big problem, however, is that songs play repetitively….I mean back to back.  I just heard Round Here by the Counting Crows three times in a row.  Other songs are replayed after just a couple of songs.