All signs point to Apple finally pulling the plug on iTunes at WWDC 2019. In place of it will be a standalone Music app, which is said to retain many features iTunes currently offers.
Apple June 1, 2019
Apple’s rumored standalone Music app might not be as trimmed-down as initially anticipated. It appears it’ll basically be iTunes, just with a handful of features removed.
Apple May 10, 2019
Amazon is launching an ad-supported music streaming service before this month ends. The music catalog would be limited, and record labels would be paid on a per-stream basis.
Apps/Software April 15, 2019
Standalone versions of Apple Music, Podcasts, and more might be released for macOS, according to a noted developer. They’re apparently part of Apple’s Project Marzipan iOS-to-macOS initiative.
Apps/Software April 6, 2019
Apple overtakes Spotify in terms of paid subscriber count, at least in the United States. There’s plenty to do before it becomes the kind of music streaming globally, however.
Apps/Software April 6, 2019
Recently unearthed code from the Apple Music APK suggests Chromecast support is due. Soon you might be able to cast Flume’s new record on your smart TV.
Apple April 1, 2019
After supporting Amazon Echo in December, Apple Music now begins streaming for the Fire TV. The move is in line with Apple's recent strategy to push its content to other platforms to gain a wider audience.
Apple March 14, 2019
Apple Music subscribers can now gift their friends an entire month of listening for free. Problem is, Apple is using push notifications to inform customers, and for many, that’s not cool.
Apple February 19, 2019
Apple just partnered with an airline to give you this free perk. Starting Feb. 1, frequent American Airlines fliers who are also Apple Music subscribers can stream their playlists without paying for Wi-Fi.
Apple January 31, 2019
Verizon is now including a free Apple Music subscription, which costs $9.99 a month, in its Beyond Unlimited and Above Unlimited data plans. Go Unlimited will continue to offer a six-month trial to the music streaming service, though.
Apps/Software January 15, 2019
Amazon surprisingly announced its plans to integrate Apple Music with its Echo speakers via the Alexa app in late November. The update is supposedly scheduled for release on Dec. 17, but it is now rolling out for the app on iOS and Android.
Apps/Software December 15, 2018
Apple is throwing the towel on Connect, the social media center of Apple Music. Seems like the feature couldn’t avoid being the second iTunes Ping.
Apple December 14, 2018
Amazon announced on Friday that Apple's music subscription service will be supported by its Echo devices starting Dec. 17. Here's what users should do to use voice control to play tracks and albums.
Apple November 30, 2018
Apple's acquisition of song identification app Shazam for $400 million has finally been finalized. It remains unclear how Apple will integrate Shazam into its core products, but the speculation is that it will somehow be linked to Apple Music.
Apple September 25, 2018
Spotify has increased its song download limit from 3,333 tracks on up to three devices to 10,000 tracks on up to five devices. The move addresses one of the biggest complaints that users have against the music streaming service.
Apps/Software September 14, 2018
Verizon is offering all its Unlimited customers six free months of Apple Music. New and existing Apple Music customers are all eligible, provided they’re under one of the three unlimited plans.
Business Tech August 9, 2018
Apple Music and Spotify each have 20 million paid subscribers in the United States, according to an exclusive Digital Music News report. Apple Music, however, is 'a hair ahead,' which is not a surprise.
Apple July 7, 2018
The Apple Music web player generated by widgets provided by the service was recently upgraded to allow subscribers to sign in and playback full songs and albums. Does this mean that a dedicated Apple Music web client is coming soon?
Apple June 4, 2018
Apple Music is expanding its global outreach in the music industry by adding a publishing division. Elena Segal is expected to become Apple Music’s Global Director of Music Publishing.
Apple May 30, 2018
Amazon announced that its Amazon Music app now comes with hands-free listening thanks to Alexa. It allows users to use voice controls to play music from the app just like they would on an Amazon Echo smart speaker.
Apps/Software May 25, 2018
Apple Music subscribers have surpassed 50 million, Apple CEO Tim Cook said in an interview with Bloomberg TV that also involved Donald Trump and Apple original content. How soon will Apple Music overtake rival Spotify?
Apple May 15, 2018
Apple's Eddy Cue, the SVP of Internet Software and Services, announced on Monday that Apple Music now has 38 million paid monthly subscribers. Spotify is still the industry leader, but Apple Music is growing strong.
Apple March 14, 2018
Amazon is rolling out a new feature that will allow users to create music playlists through voice command. This new Alexa capability is initially available to Amazon Music Unlimited and Amazon Prime Music subscribers in the United States.
Gadgets February 9, 2018
Spotify revealed earlier this year that it has 70 million paid subscribers, double the 36 million subscribers of Apple Music. However, according to The Wall Street Journal, Apple Music will take the lead over Spotify by summer.
Apple February 5, 2018
Apple has revealed a new feature for Apple Music that gives artist some control. The Apple Music for Artists feature allows artists to view analytics for their work on the music streaming service.
Apple January 24, 2018
Apple executive Jimmy Iovine has come out and denied recent reports that he is leaving Apple in fall 2018. Iovine stated that he is loyal to the company and has much more work to do.
Apple January 10, 2018
Apple Music executive Jimmy Iovine reportedly plans to leave Apple in August once his stock in the company is fully vested. Multiple reports confirm the news, but no official statement is available yet.
Apple January 5, 2018
The Amazon Music digital locker will see a significant overhaul in 2018. On Jan. 15, Amazon intends to cease subscription plans to its online music service. Music that is already uploaded can be played and downloaded until January 2019.
Internet December 20, 2017
Pandora attempts to overtake chief rivals Spotify and Apple Music by offering a free taste of its premium account to general users. Pandora seeks to further climb the charts and possibly assume lead role in the face of tough competition.
Apps/Software December 15, 2017
Music streaming service Tidal is in dire financial straits, reports say. Apparently, the company has only enough money to last six months, despite a sizeable investment from Sprint earlier this year.
Business Tech December 14, 2017
Rumors of an Apple acquisition of Shazam started circling last week, and Apple has now confirmed the deal. The company has not disclosed the financial details but says it has 'exciting plans in store.'
Business Tech December 12, 2017
Apple is preparing $1 billion to take on rival streaming services with its own lineup or original programming. But can it elbow Netflix, Amazon, and Hulu in the streaming race?
Apple August 17, 2017
Tesla could soon become an unlikely challenger against Spotify and Apple Music. Sources revealed that the electric car company has spoken with all the major labels regarding plans to launch its own music streaming service.
Apps/Software June 23, 2017
Apple quietly added a $99 annual subscription option for Apple Music, which translates to about $8.25 per month. Previously, Apple Music only offered a $9.99 monthly subscription, similar to rivals Spotify and Pandora.
Apple June 20, 2017
Apple has finally released its first original series, a reality show entitled 'Planet of the Apps.' What is the program all about, and how can interested users watch its first episode for free?
Apple June 7, 2017
If you've received unexpected Apple Music and iCloud cancellation notices, you're not alone. Users worldwide received messages that their subscriptions were discontinued, or faced other issues with their accounts.
Apple April 20, 2017
Apple has now updated the Apple Music app for Android after leaving it untouched for months. The update brings visual upgrades, along with a reshuffling of features for a cleaner, more ordered look.
Apps/Software April 5, 2017
At last, Pandora is entering the on-demand music streaming space, making it harder for everyone to choose the best music subscription. Here’s how the major ones compare.
Apps/Software March 13, 2017
Spotify has announced that it now has over 50 million premium subscribers, incurring yet another firm lead in the music streaming space. Apple and Tidal are far behind, and it might require drastic measures for them to keep up.
Apps/Software March 2, 2017
James Corden has revealed his ultimate ‘Carpool Karaoke’ guest wish list. Among his dream rides are Beyoncé, Ed Sheeran, Katy Perry, Taylor Swift, U2, and Barbra Streisand.
Internet February 28, 2017
Apple Music has announced the premiere date for its upcoming ‘Carpool Karaoke’ series. A new extended trailer video reveals the show is set to feature a segment with James Corden and Will Smith ditching the usual wheels for a helicopter.
Internet February 20, 2017
The trailer for Apple Music’s ‘Planet of the Apps’ reveals the original series is similar to ‘Shark Tank,’ with its own spin.
Apple February 14, 2017
Apple has unveiled the first teaser for 'Carpool Karaoke: The Series,' featuring stars Ariana Grande, John Legend, Blake Shelton and a handful more. The 16-episode series will stream exclusively on Apple Music soon.
Apple February 13, 2017
Prince's music will be available to stream on Spotify, Apple Music and more starting Sunday.
Internet February 10, 2017
Pandora was the most listened-to music streaming service in 2016 according to a recent survey, beating out rivals Spotify, iHeartRadio, and Apple Music. Streaming was the top music listening format of choice, with terrestrial radio holding strong at second place.
Internet January 27, 2017
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