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Downloading Genius Mixes from iTunes Match


By placing a user’s entire music library in the cloud, Apple’s iTunes Match service makes the Genius Mixes feature particularly useful, since these mixes now have your entire music library to choose from without potentially taking up a lot of space on your iOS device—tracks are downloaded and played on-demand as you listen to a given Genius Mix. This works great if you’re on a good Wi-Fi or cellular data connection, but users who are frequently offline or have limited cellular data plans may find this option less appealing. Fortunately, the iPhone and iPod touch Music app do allow you to use your Genius Mixes offline, at least partially, by using any already-download portions of a Genius Mix and even allowing you to pre-download a Genius Mix on demand. Simply go to the Genius Mixes section in your Music app and you should see a small iCloud download icon in the top left corner of the screen. Tapping on this will download 25 selected tracks from the current Genius Mix, making them available for offline listening. The Genius Mix will also include any additional tracks that have already been downloaded to your device from other albums or playlists, or simply from normal listening; if the iCloud download icon doesn’t appear for a given Genius Mix, this means that there are already enough tracks on your device and there’s no need to manually download additional tracks to listen to the Genius Mix offline. Note that the manual downloading option is unfortunately not available in the iPad Music app.

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That’s why I don’t use cloud services.  Not everywhere in the country has fast LTE service available, which is necessary for these cloud services to be any sort of useful.  Then you have the matter of data caps to deal with.  Put these together and it’s why I like to have my music ON my iPhone or iPod and not rely on the cloud.

Posted by ggore in Toronto on October 12, 2012 at 7:45 AM (CDT)


This is truly fantastic and I have never seen such a feature that can be accessed offline and if a user wants to use or access it at the maximum then it is necessary to be connected to a good WiFi or cellular connection. Simultaneously , this may be less demanding for users who often go offline and who prefer a limited data plan. And eventually this Genius Mix has an option of manual download.

Posted by SPINX INC. in Toronto on October 13, 2012 at 12:56 AM (CDT)

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