Apple recently rolled out a minor update to iTunes that should take care of some technical problems that Apple users have been experiencing while using iTunes Match and cloud services offered by the iPhone maker.
Officially designated as iTunes 12.2.1, the latest updated version of iTunes comes with a number of bug fixes, particularly addressing the glitch that sees iTunes mislabeling matched tracks from its iTunes Match service, and even hindering subscribers of iTunes Match from getting a subscription for Apple Music. Moreover, the update also carries minor fixes that should allow the Beats 1 radio station to operate will less problems.
When Apple launched iTunes version 12.2, various users complained that Home Sharing no longer functioned on their iOS run devices. To be clear, Home Sharing still works when used from one computer to another and on Apple TV, and it still allows users to share video content. But when it came to music, users can no longer share to their iPhones, iPads, and iPod Touch devices. Apple did say that it will be bringing Home Sharing back with the release of iOS 9. Until that time, users will have to make do with their free three month trial subscription to Apple Music.
Apple had released iTunes 12.2 a couple of weeks ago, together with the launch of iOS 8.4, the latest iteration of the iOS mobile operating system, as well as OS X 10.10.4. As for the new Apple Music service, it was released as part of the iOS 8.4 update. This new music streaming subscription service from Apple costs $9.99 a month, and basically allows customers to listen to any track on demand, create their own playlists, and make use of the Apple Music Match feature in order to enjoy listening to higher-quality versions of tracks that users already have stored in their local iTunes library.
However, some users are beginning to complain that the feature is making a mess of their iTunes library. Some songs are being transferred to albums they do not belong to (and sometimes even deleted), playlists have gone missing, and even the album art are matched with the wrong song. Users, especially those who have spent considerable time carefully organizing their iTunes library, are understandably pretty miffed.
Hopefully with the latest iTunes 12.2.1 update, Apple has ironed out these bugs once and for all. Users can now download iTunes 12.2.1 at Apple.com.
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