George Lee George Lee - 5 months ago 54
Swift Question

How Do I Present a Music Library With a View Controller for a MPMediaPickerControllerDelegate using Swift 3 iOS10?

I am trying to follow a recent post on using a

to present a music selection list.

The tutorial is found at this URL:

I am using this code:

import UIKit
import MediaPlayer

class ViewController: UIViewController, MPMediaPickerControllerDelegate {

var mediapicker1: MPMediaPickerController!

override func viewDidLoad() {

let mediaPicker: MPMediaPickerController = MPMediaPickerController.self(
mediaPicker.allowsPickingMultipleItems = false
mediapicker1 = mediaPicker
mediaPicker.delegate = self
self.presentViewController(mediapicker1, animated: true, completion: nil)

However I have found that the:

self.presentViewController(mediapicker1, animated: true, completion: nil)

does not work. Unfortunately, Swift 3's suggested automatic solution does not work either:

self.present(mediapicker1, animated: true, completion: nil)

Furthermore, the iOS 10 Beta Release Notes, found at:

says on page 10 of 18,

An MPMediaPickerController object may not display as expected.

I have spent a great deal of time looking to solve this issue on my own with no success.

Any suggestions?


Go through the steps:

  1. Add 'NSAppleMusicUsageDescription' to your Info.plist for the privacy authority.
  2. Make sure your Music app is available in your iPhone. It will not work in the simulator.