Tag: Apple Music

Apple Will Offer HBO, Showtime, and Starz Subscription Via Revamped TV App for $9.99/Month Each, Monetize Its Original Content

A detailed report from WSJ has spilled the beans on Apple’s upcoming video streaming services and news subscription service due to be unveiled at its ‘Show Time’ event on March 25. The report mentions that Apple will be charging $9.99/month for Apple News Magazines. It will feature more than 200 magazines and newspapers at launch including content […]

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Apple Music Launching a New Multi-Lingual Playlist Called ‘Suave’ Soon

Apple Music has a variety of playlists to choose from already, but the music streaming service is getting another addition soon. As was first reported on Thursday by Billboard, Apple Music will be launching a brand new playlist called “Suave” soon. It will highlight R&B songs from various parts of the world, and it will […]

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Apple’s response to Spotify’s antitrust complaint ignores the elephant in the room: Apple Music

Shortly after Spotify revealed it was filing an antitrust complaint against Apple in Europe, the Cupertino company responded with a point-by-point rebuttal. But a look at Apple’s carefully crafted counterarguments reveals that it diligently ignored one of Spotify’s key areas of concern: Apple Music. The story so far By way of a brief recap, Spotify’s […]

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Apple’s response to Spotify complaint: ‘it wants all the benefits of a free app without being free’

(Reuters) – Apple on Thursday responded to Spotify’s complaint with EU antitrust regulators, saying the audio streaming service “wants all the benefits of a free app without being free”. Spotify, launched a year after Apple unveiled its first iPhone in 2007, said on Wednesday the company unfairly limits rivals to its own music streaming service. […]

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How much can Apple charge for video, news, and bundled services?

With a media event scheduled for March 25, Apple’s list of subscription services is about to grow from two — iCloud and Apple Music — to four, including Apple News Magazines and an Apple video service. Since many of the details have already leaked out, I’m wondering what Apple will charge for the new services, […]

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[Update: Now on Fire TV too] Apple Music is coming to Amazon Echo devices in December

Music streaming is a popular use for smart speakers, but the particular speaker you have dictates which services you have access to. Amazon’s speakers are getting better in that regard in the near future, as the company has announced that Apple Music will be available on Echo devices later this year. Availability of Apple Music […]

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Spotify Accuses Apple of Anticompetitive Practices in Europe

LONDON — Apple’s powerful role as gatekeeper of the App Store has long frustrated the makers of apps who must abide by its rules or risk losing access to hundreds of millions of customers who own Apple devices. Now one of Apple’s biggest rivals, the music streaming service Spotify, says Apple is abusing its position […]

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Spotify files complaint against Apple in Europe over ‘unfair’ fees and restrictions

Spotify has announced that it’s filing a complaint against Apple with the European Commission (EC), citing anti-competition practices and a business model that gives Apple an “unfair advantage”. “In recent years, Apple has introduced rules to the App Store that purposely limit choice and stifle innovation at the expense of […]

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So many celebrities appear in this powerful International Women’s Day video—and everyone should watch this

Annie Lennox’s International Women’s Day Video Is A Must-See – HelloGiggles So many celebrities appear in this powerful International Women’s Day video—and everyone should watch this this link is to an external site that may or may not meet accessibility guidelines.

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Spotify launches in India: Ad-supported free tier and $1.67 monthly subscription

A year after Spotify publicly expressed its intention to launch in India, the music streaming company has finally delivered. This is a notable milestone for the Swedish company, which went public last year, and has been aggressively searching for new users in global markets as competition from Apple intensifies. Spotify […]

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Google Assistant and Home speakers to soon support Apple Music

The team behind Apple Music is keeping busy. Among all of Cupertino’s services and products, it’s the most platform-agnostic and the one that has made an effort to support Android as best as it could. In the past few months, the Apple Music app has added Android tablet support, Android Auto compatibility, and is supposed […]

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It looks like Apple Music support could soon come to Google Home devices

Google Home devices may soon get the ability to stream Apple Music, according to speculation from MacRumors yesterday. The move would follow Apple Music’s rollout to Amazon Echo devices late last year. The website received an image showing Apple Music as a streaming option within the Google Home app (below). The image came from a reader […]

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The 15 Best Spotify Siri Shortcuts for iPhone

Apple Music is now more popular than Spotify in the west. That’s because it’s the default. If you want the best over-all music streaming service where it integrates with your music collection, Siri and the OS itself, Apple Music the only option. But that doesn’t make it the best. When […]

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