iOS 8.4.1 brings better accessibility to Apple Music

Apple has just released iOS 8.4.1, which includes fixes for, among other things, Apple Music. It also includes some improvements to accessibility, primarily where it comes to Apple's screen-reader, VoiceOver.

The improvements should make it easier for people with limited or no vision to access the additional information and controls available in Apple Music. That includes, for example, following and unfollowing artists in Connect.

iOS 8.4.1 is available via iTunes on the Mac or Windows, or on-device via Software Update.

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  • It's a welcome update for Apple Music but I still can't seem to add songs from Apple Music to a "New Playlist". The playlist has to be created beforehand.
  • I am getting the same thing. I just want to add a playlist from say an album only. It sounded like they fixed that, but it doe snot look like it. You can do this through iTunes.
  • Thank god I read your post on time because I thought it was my iPhone (actual music library on my phone) and was going to do a full reset! It's a bug and I guess we have to wait for Apple to fix it. However, if other people don't have this problem, then it could be that it works with some libraries and some not. Then a full reset is required I would guess.
  • Yea same here! It's the one bug I really wanted Apple to fix. Let me know if you find anything on this one.
  • Since I'm on 8.4 and I'm jailbroken and I don't use Apple Music I'm fine and dandy. Posted via the iMore App for Android
  • Hasn't fixed any of the other problems with Apple Music though. Perhaps the next beta will sort it. Sent from the iMore App
  • Is there a way to make the music app remember the last view you were in? It's annoying to be listening to something and you pause it for cashier and when you come back it's not at the pause screen of the song you left off at. Sent from the iMore App
  • If it does not re-enable home sharing of music to iPhones and iPads I'm not updating, luckily i was able to read about home sharing of music being pulled from the last release before i actually updated. I use this functionality daily.
  • Did they bring back the shuffle option at the top of the songs list?