iCloud (iTunes Match) streaming support
Ability to use the Equalizer app when most of your music is stored in the cloud. Thanks!
Please use CloudEQ, our other app to stream music from Dropbox or SoundCloud.
For Apple iCloud music, streaming is not possible right now, see below:
Right now, Apple does not provide streaming support for third parties (with access to the raw samples. This access is needed so Equalizer can enhance the music).
What I have already implemented is the ’pull down" action in the music selection screen where the list gets checked on what songs are really on the device and removes the ones from the list that are not on the device.
I have also escalated the problem to Apple but so far there is no movement on that.
I am using iTunes Match myself (since the first beta actually) and would love to have a better solution. Feel free to leave comments and votes so I can gauge the importance.
But until Apple gets to move, there is not much I can do…
Sorry to say but Apple has not moved on this at all. Nothing we can do but keep pestering them with requests.
I have hearing loss in both ears the equaliser helps me to boost those frequencies I have lost. It would be great if all my music was available to me from the Cloud rather the limited playlist on my iPhone.
Greg DeVoir commented
Come on, Apple. Either provide manual equalizer support in your player app, or allow second parties to provide a quality product!!! I should be able to stream my playlists from the cloud using the Audioforge Equalizer. Their player sounds better to music aficionados because it allows manual equalizer and gain settings, and the Apple player doesn't. Please solve this problem and either upgrade your player or allow Audioforge to provide the service.
No answer from Apple so far.
However, there is a way to get to what you want eventually.
iOS 6.1.2 or maybe 6.1.1 has changed the behaviour of the music player slightly so when you play a song in Equalizer that is on iCloud, it will download and play it. The first time, you will not be able to equalize the song. However, the next time the song is played, it should be in a state that Equalizer can use and enhance.
This is not the answer you were looking for but is a small step towards that.
Any luck getting through to Apple? :( i really wanna listen to quality music but I just can't do that when I'm using iTunes Match