Pocket-lint - Apple Music is a subscription-based music streaming service, like Spotify , offering access to over 50 million songs. It's packed with features, including offline listening for when you're not connected, and it combines all your music in one place - even songs ripped from a CD. Apple Music also offers up radio stations and integration with Siri so you can control most things with voice commands. This feature offers everything you need to know about Apple Music, including how much it costs, what it offers and how to use it. Apple Music launched in , following Apple's acquisition of Beats Electronics in that included the Beats Music subscription-based streaming service, which Apple discontinued. The Apple Music service not only lets you stream on-demand any track from the iTunes catalogue but also access all your music in one place, whether purchased from iTunes, copied from a CD, or downloaded from the web. The streaming service also offers up recommendations tailored to your interests, internet radio in the form of the Beats 1 radio station among others , the ability to save music to your device for offline listening, expert-curated playlists and integration with the Siri assistant on iOS devices. Apple Music is free for three months when you sign up to the free trial, after which there are three plans available. If you don't have a paid subscription, Apple Music still lets you listen to music you've purchased, ripped, or uploaded to your device but you won't get access to all the features Apple Music offers, like offline listening.
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How Apple Music compares to the competition
Apple Music is a music and video streaming service developed by Apple Inc. The service was announced on June 8, , and launched on June 30, in over countries worldwide. Apple Music is divided into five main sections to give users instant access to millions of songs. The new member will be able to make a free trial for three months. The membership is automatically updated at the end of the trial period and will be charged monthly until you turn off automatic updates in your account settings. If you do not want to continue, you need to disable the auto-renew manually right now. It is a super easy job to cancel your Apple Music membership. You can now choose Subscriptions and update your membership. Then click the Manage link next to Subscriptions in the Settings section.
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In comparison to music streaming sites like Spotify or Pandora, Apple Music can feel a bit mysterious. Anyone who signs up will have to pay a monthly fee to use the service. With live radio shows and interesting exclusives, this monthly fee might be worth it. Before we dive into the different pricing tiers Apple Music has to offer, we should note that all the subscriptions offer access to the same catalog of ad-free content, offline listening, Beats 1 live and on-demand radio shows, and exclusive releases. Just like Spotify , Apple offers all students with a valid student email address from a supported educational institution half off an Apple Music membership. Looking to enroll up to six people in your household in an Apple Music plan? While Spotify is king on the worldwide stage , Apple Music takes home the crown in the United States, enjoying the highest number of paying subscribers in the region.
Apple singlehandedly turned the digital music marketplace on its head when it launched the iTunes Store in Since then, the iTunes Store has evolved into Apple Music , a music streaming service to compete with the likes of Spotify, Tidal, and other services. Our guide to everything Apple Music can help set the record straight.