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Topic # 151951 10-Sep-2014 22:41
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Haven't seen this posted elsewhere but in case no one noticed, Apple are giving away U2's latest album FoC on iTunes at the moment....





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  Reply # 1126827 11-Sep-2014 22:09
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Well I am keen but it says purchased and the text says it should be in my purchased playlist but there is nothing there and nothing in available downloads. 



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  Reply # 1126835 11-Sep-2014 22:20
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Hmm. Well it worked for me. It was just sitting there - although I couldn't do it on iOS. I had to use the desktop version of iTunes.





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  Reply # 1126848 11-Sep-2014 22:30
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ToPGuNZ: Well I am keen but it says purchased and the text says it should be in my purchased playlist but there is nothing there and nothing in available downloads. 


I can't download it either. However I did on my iphone by turning on cloud music and downloading from inside the music /ipod app

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  Reply # 1126864 11-Sep-2014 23:05
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free is too much for u2 !

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  Reply # 1126877 12-Sep-2014 00:48
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mattwnz:
ToPGuNZ: Well I am keen but it says purchased and the text says it should be in my purchased playlist but there is nothing there and nothing in available downloads. 


I can't download it either. However I did on my iphone by turning on cloud music and downloading from inside the music /ipod app


I think that's what you are meant to do.

I found that by refreshing the iTunes page quickly, the displayed status changed from Purchased to Free and back to Purchased.
If you are quick enough, you can click on it while it's in the Free state and then it should download.




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  Reply # 1126879 12-Sep-2014 01:38
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iTunes Store > More > Purchased > Music > U2 > Click Download All.
That's how I got mine on my iPhone

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  Reply # 1126880 12-Sep-2014 02:11
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mattwnz:
ToPGuNZ: Well I am keen but it says purchased and the text says it should be in my purchased playlist but there is nothing there and nothing in available downloads. 


I can't download it either. However I did on my iphone by turning on cloud music and downloading from inside the music /ipod app


I think that's what you are meant to do.

I found that by refreshing the iTunes page quickly, the displayed status changed from Purchased to Free and back to Purchased.
If you are quick enough, you can click on it while it's in the Free state and then it should download.


No there is a bug in itunes. If you log out then click on teh free link on the U2 album, then log back in, it will then download it. But it is certainly an apple bug, as that is the work around I found on the apple forums.



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  Reply # 1126891 12-Sep-2014 07:03
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mattwnz:
alexx:
mattwnz:
ToPGuNZ: Well I am keen but it says purchased and the text says it should be in my purchased playlist but there is nothing there and nothing in available downloads. 


I can't download it either. However I did on my iphone by turning on cloud music and downloading from inside the music /ipod app


I think that's what you are meant to do.

I found that by refreshing the iTunes page quickly, the displayed status changed from Purchased to Free and back to Purchased.
If you are quick enough, you can click on it while it's in the Free state and then it should download.


No there is a bug in itunes. If you log out then click on teh free link on the U2 album, then log back in, it will then download it. But it is certainly an apple bug, as that is the work around I found on the apple forums.


I have to say - even as an Apple fanboy - that iTunes is a crock.

How such a signature app can be so poor I have no idea. Until quite recently it was not even a simple thing to play a whole album end to end!





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  Reply # 1127147 12-Sep-2014 12:39
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ilovemusic: free is too much for u2 !

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Agree I downloaded it and listened but it is just back ground noise.

No a fan I am afraid.

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ilovemusic: free is too much for u2 !

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Agree I downloaded it and listened but it is just back ground noise.

No a fan I am afraid.

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pinkydot: iTunes Store > More > Purchased > Music > U2 > Click Download All.
That's how I got mine on my iPhone


Thank yee for that! 

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  Reply # 1127164 12-Sep-2014 12:58
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Now the big question... Is the new album any good?

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  Reply # 1127585 12-Sep-2014 22:24
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ToPGuNZ: Well I am keen but it says purchased and the text says it should be in my purchased playlist but there is nothing there and nothing in available downloads. 


Ok problem solved.

I went into preferences, store and clicked on show itunes in the cloud purchases. It then showed up in the purchased playlist.
This is for itunes on PC.



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  Reply # 1127618 12-Sep-2014 23:27
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BTR: Now the big question... Is the new album any good?


Like others above, U2 have never been top of my list but heck, a free album from Apple is rarer than rocking horse poo.

It's not the worst album I have ever heard - one or two tracks were quite reasonable. At least there is no rap on it, which has to be a bonus.





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  Reply # 1128484 14-Sep-2014 18:44
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is it a 33 or a 45 ?

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