How Do You Tweak Apple Music’s For You Recommendations in iTunes?

I recently wrote how Apple Music’s For You recommendations are not for me. I pointed out how you can tweak these recommendations on iOS.

Over time, Apple Music is supposed to learn from what you like, and what you don’t. In the recommendations in the For You section, you can tap an album and press until you see a (very long) menu. Tap Recommend Less Like This to tell Apple Music that you don’t like their selection. But that doesn’t remove it from the recommendations.

For you 4

However, now that I’m messing around with Apple Music on my Mac, I see that there’s no way to do this in iTunes. There’s a … button you can click, which gives some options, but nothing that lets you tell Apple Music that you don’t like a recommendation. (Nothing against Ms Furtado, but she’s not my style.)

Itunes recommendations

My friend Rob Griffiths said today, on Twitter, following some frustration he’s having with Apple Music:

The more I use iTunes, the more I’m convinced nobody at Apple actually owns a Mac.

I think he’s right. I don’t think Apple Music was thought out correctly for people using iTunes.

2 thoughts on “How Do You Tweak Apple Music’s For You Recommendations in iTunes?

  1. Kirk, you may have seen this too, but I discovered in iTunes that with an artist who I only ripped CD’s to my library, I can’t select “all” or “my music” or “connect” to steam their music collection on their artist page or view the other options from Apple Music. However, if the artist has just one song downloaded from iTunes in the library (in addition to ripped CD’s) then everything is available – “all”, “my music”, etc.

    You’ll be happy to know that while I did download 12.2 I was prompted to either turn accept or decline iCloud Music Library. After all the chatter on that disaster with iTunes I declined. In fact, it’s off on all my devices.

  2. Kirk, you may have seen this too, but I discovered in iTunes that with an artist who I only ripped CD’s to my library, I can’t select “all” or “my music” or “connect” to steam their music collection on their artist page or view the other options from Apple Music. However, if the artist has just one song downloaded from iTunes in the library (in addition to ripped CD’s) then everything is available – “all”, “my music”, etc.

    You’ll be happy to know that while I did download 12.2 I was prompted to either turn accept or decline iCloud Music Library. After all the chatter on that disaster with iTunes I declined. In fact, it’s off on all my devices.

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