- after loading the playback queue iOS 11 now always starts playing the first song in the list - only with new tricks is it possible to tell iOS 11 to use the previously playing song for playback
- it is no longer possible to restore the previous playback position of the song that was playing before
With the last update I tried to make the (re)loading seamless without interruption of the playback of the now playing song. But this meant that the new list was not actually loaded as playback queue, as could be verified in the Music app. Surprisingly, no one has complained about that ...
To ensure the correct loading of a SmartPlaylist with the mentioned problems in iOS 11 all I can offer at the moment is this (and even this took a lot of trial and error):
- Stop playback
- Set the previously playing song for playback at position 00:00 (but not play it, because this would be a terrible experience when the song was playing before)
Sometimes even this fails and iOS insists on playing the first song in the list!