Now Playing Item is nil on using MPMusicPlayerStoreQueueDescriptor to playback on Mac Catalyst

Number:rdar://FB9890270 Date Originated:9th Feb 2022
Status:Open Resolved:No
Product:Media Player Framework Product Version:macOS 12.2
Classification: Reproducible:Always
This issue affects only Catalyst, last reproduced on macOS 12.2.

Please download the attached project and run it on a Mac running macOS 12.2 or older.
The following bugs are noticed on tapping the play button:

1. `startItemID` is completely ignored and playback will always begin from 1st item in queue.
2. Only Apple Music app will show the playback info, the nowPlayingItem and playback queue in the app itself will be blank.
3. Console will be full of `[SDKPlayback] systemMusicPlayer _establishConnectionIfNeeded timeout [ping did not pong]` messages.

Sample project:


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