Having problems with Apple Music? You're not alone.

Apple Music on iPhone
Apple Music on iPhone (Image credit: iMore)

What you need to know

  • Apple Music has been having problems since yesterday.
  • Some people are finding it difficult to get a song to play properly.
  • The problems are intermittent, at least.

It looks like the old Bondi Blue iMac in Tim Cook's closet that's powering Apple Music might need a kick. Some people are having problems listening to music right now, while it seems that problems first started yesterday.

A quick check of Down Detector shows that things went kaput yesterday and aren't looking too healthy right now, either. Note that the graph is UK time.

Apple Music Downtime Graph

Apple Music Downtime Graph (Image credit: iMore)

Symptoms include songs not starting and songs stopping while they are playing. Thankfully it does seem that the issues are intermittent, so it's possible you won't see any problems at all.

If you are having problems, give it a few minutes and try again. Hopefully, Apple's putting another 50c in the machine right now.

Shout out in the comments and let us know how your own music listening is faring.

Oliver Haslam

Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too.

Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.