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Topic: iTunes

Apple's App Store policies for streaming music apps under FTC scrutiny, report says

07/11/2015, 12:07 am

Apple's content and media operations are once again under scrutiny by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, which is studying claims that iOS App Store policy is illegally stifling competition in the music streaming market, a report said Friday.


Apple reportedly creating original music videos for top artists in bid for Apple Music exclusivity

07/10/2015, 11:07 pm

A report on Friday claims Apple is producing in-house music videos and other content for chart-topping artists, including Eminem, Pharrell and Drake, the latter of which released such a video on Friday as an Apple Connect exclusive.


Option for high-quality Apple Music streaming over cellular shows up in iOS 9 beta

07/08/2015, 06:07 pm

It appears Apple is planning to give on-the-go Apple Music users the option to stream tunes at high bitrates when iOS 9 debuts later this year, as the latest beta released Wednesday includes a toggle switch for high quality audio streaming over cellular networks.


Spotify encourages customers to bypass Apple's App Store, save $3 per month on subscriptions

07/08/2015, 04:07 pm

In an effort to bypass Apple's 30 percent cut of all App Store purchases, and in the wake of the launch of Apple Music, Spotify has begun emailing customers who subscribed through their iOS to convert their subscription to a Web-based one and save $3 per month.


How to get Beats Music's 'The Sentence' back on Apple Music

07/07/2015, 12:07 pm

While Apple has killed the user interface for The Sentence --Beats Music's flagship on-demand playlist creation feature --it hasn't removed the functionality from Apple Music entirely. AppleInsider shows you where it's hiding.


How to make Apple Music do more with Siri voice commands

07/06/2015, 06:07 pm

While Apple Music has drawn a lot of comparions with other streaming services, like Spotify and Google Music, on iOS it does have at least one special trick: Siri voice commands.


Apple Music scores another exclusive with Eminem's 'Phenomenal' music video

07/03/2015, 07:07 pm

Eminem dropped an epic music video-cum-short film for his latest single "Phenomenal" on Friday as an Apple Music exclusive fraught with product placement courtesy of Apple Watch and iPhone.


How Apple Music and the iCloud Music Library work with iTunes Match

07/03/2015, 02:07 pm

On its website Apple describes Apple Music and iTunes Match as "independent but complementary," but in fact the services are closely connected through a third feature: iCloud Music Library.


Music streams surged to 135 billion songs ahead of Apple Music debut

07/03/2015, 10:07 am

During the first half of 2015 Americans streamed some 135 billion audio tracks and music videos over the Internet, despite the absence of any major new services such as Apple Music, according to newly-published data from market research firm Nielsen.


'Likes' & personal libraries drive Apple Music's 'For You' recommendations

07/02/2015, 04:07 pm

Apple treats "likes" in Apple Music in a very narrow manner -- mostly as a way of tailoring the "For You" recommendations in the service, along with the help of things like personal library data, a report revealed on Thursday.


How to request a song to air on Apple's Beats 1 radio station

07/02/2015, 01:07 pm

Something not widely known about Apple's Beats 1 radio station is that listeners can make song requests, in a process that's a little different from conventional, terrestrial radio stations.


Prince's streaming music catalog now only on Tidal, Google All Access, absent from Apple Music [u]

07/02/2015, 12:07 pm

Although Prince's music is missing from major on-demand streaming services including Apple Music, Rdio, and Spotify, the pop artist's catalog is on at least two of them -- Tidal and Google Play Music All Access, according to reports. [Updated]


How to remove Connect from Apple Music in iOS 8.4

07/02/2015, 11:07 am

The new Connect feature in Apple Music allows fans to engage with artists in a more direct and personal way. But those who aren't interested in the social feature can remove it from the iOS 8.4 Music app entirely --here's how to do it.


Apple Music users complain iCloud Music Library deletes, renames iTunes content

07/01/2015, 05:07 pm

Some people turning on iCloud Music Library to make full use of Apple Music are instead coping with deleted songs and playlists, in addition to other problems, according to complaints on Apple's support forums and testing by AppleInsider.


How to follow and get updates from your favorite artists in Apple Music Connect

07/01/2015, 03:07 pm

Connect, a Tumblr-like social network for musicians and their fans, is a tentpole feature of Apple's new streaming music service. AppleInsider takes a look at how easy it is to follow and get updates from your favorite artists using Connect.


Despite big licensing wins, names like The Beatles, Prince & Garth Brooks absent from Apple Music

07/01/2015, 01:07 pm

Apple Music has turned around many artists who previously opposed streaming --Radiohead's In Rainbows made its subscription debut on the service, for instance --but there are still a number of notable holdouts, including Apple favorite The Beatles.


Apple Music comes to Mac and PC with iTunes 12.2

06/30/2015, 07:06 pm

Following the release of iOS 8.4 earlier on Tuesday, Apple pushed out the latest version of iTunes with support for the company's Apple Music streaming service, bringing including Beats 1 radio, Apple Music Connect, Apple Music Radio and more to Mac.


How to save Apple Music songs, albums & playlists for offline listening

06/30/2015, 06:06 pm

Like Spotify and some other streaming music services, an important feature of Apple Music is the ability to temporarily save songs for when an Internet connection is unreliable -- or simply to avoid data caps imposed by cellular carriers.


How to hide the Apple Music subscription service & get back Playlists parent menu in iOS 8.4

06/30/2015, 03:06 pm

Though heavily hyped, Apple Music subscriptions may not be for everyone. Those who want to remove the streaming service from their iOS 8.4 Music app, and gain back easy access to custom playlists in the process, can easily do so --here's how.


How to sign up for (and cancel) an Apple Music streaming subscription

06/30/2015, 01:06 pm

Signing up for the brand new Apple Music service is a relatively simple process. Here's how to get up and running quickly, as well as how to turn off automatic renewals or cancel later down the road.