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Apple confirms HomePod audio sources limited to Apple Music, iTunes purchases, podcasts & AirPlay

02/01/2018, 01:02 pm

In newly-published specifications, Apple has confirmed that streaming on the Siri-equipped HomePod -- shipping Feb. 9 -- will focus mainly on its own services.

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Apple Music gets access to exclusive mixes from Steve Aoki, Sigala and DJ Suss One

01/31/2018, 06:01 pm

Apple Music has scored exclusive access to content from three of the world's top DJs, Steve Aoki, Sigala and DJ Suss One, which will arrive as part of a library of mixes coming to the streaming service thanks to rights management firm Dubset.

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Apple to hike Apple Music prices in Hong Kong at end of February [u]

01/26/2018, 09:01 pm

Apple plans to raise Apple Music pricing in Hong Kong at the end of February, charging individual plan subscribers an additional $10 Hong Kong dollars per month to access the streaming service.

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Apple's watchOS 4.3 revives ability to browse an iPhone's music library from Apple Watch

01/25/2018, 07:01 pm

With Apple's watchOS 4.3 beta, released to developers earlier on Thursday, users can once again peruse their iPhone's music catalog from a connected Apple Watch, a feature curiously removed from watchOS last year.

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'La La Land' writer and director Damien Chazelle tied to new Apple-funded show

01/25/2018, 02:01 pm

Apple is continuing its push for unique video content with a new deal signed with "La La Land" writer and director Damien Chazelle.

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HomePod hands on account finds sound superior to competitors, data only read to main user

01/25/2018, 10:01 am

A one-hour hands on period with the HomePod found sound quality beating out offerings from Google, Amazon, and Sonos, with security provisions preventing personal information from being read aloud by the HomePod when the primary user's main device isn't on the home network, preventing other users in the house from getting calendar items read or other personal notifications.

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Drake's 'God's Plan' breaks single-day Apple Music streaming record with 14M plays, Spotify only managed 4M in US

01/24/2018, 10:01 pm

Drake just dropped a new track and it's breaking streaming records. Representatives for the rapper on Wednesday said "God's Plan" broke Spotify's U.S. record for the most-streamed song in a single day with 4 million plays, while Apple Music's Zane Lowe seemingly one-upped that announcement by saying the song logged 14 million streams worldwide.

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Reminder: HomePod can replace an Apple TV or iPad as a HomeKit hub

01/24/2018, 03:01 pm

Not only can Apple's HomePod be used to control HomeKit devices, but it can take the role of a HomeKit hub, allowing for access and control of compatible peripherals from outside the home.

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HomePod, QuickTime Player now support FLAC audio files, iTunes still doesn't

01/24/2018, 12:01 pm

Apple's HomePod, Files in iOS, and QuickTime Player in macOS all support FLAC playback, but Apple's media management tool iTunes still does not making it more difficult for Apple users to use the high-quality file format than it could be.

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Everything Apple has promised to add to HomePod in future updates

01/24/2018, 11:01 am

Apple's HomePod will be shipping soon -- but beyond the features initially promised but not immediately arriving, there look to be a few more things coming to the HomePod in the future. AppleInsider gives you a full rundown of what to expect from HomePod in the weeks and months after it launches.

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HomePod: Everything you need to know about Apple's smart speaker

01/23/2018, 07:01 pm

Apple's HomePod is finally available to preorder this Friday, January 26th, and arriving in stores starting Friday, February 9th. AppleInsider delves into the device pre-release, and tells you everything you need to know before you drop $349 on it.

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HomePod at launch lacks stereo linking and multiple-room support, features coming 'later this year'

01/23/2018, 12:01 pm

Apple's HomePod may be shipping in the beginning of February, but multiple-room audio support and stereo sound between two HomePods will be absent at launch.

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Apple HomePod smart speaker preorders begin Friday, shipments start Feb. 9

01/23/2018, 09:01 am

Apple's long-awaited HomePod arrives in stores beginning Friday, February 9 and is available to order online this Friday, January 26 in the US, UK and Australia.

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'Apple Music for Artists' dashboard beta launches as music streaming analytics tool for musicians

01/22/2018, 03:01 pm

Apple is giving musicians a way to examine the listening habits of their fans, debuting 'Apple Music for Artists' in beta as a dashboard offering data to bands and artists about the performance of their tracks on the streaming service as well as sales through iTunes.

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Asset icons pulled from iOS beta show muted HomePod microphone, environmental alerts

01/22/2018, 08:01 am

Delves through iOS beta firmware released on Friday has revealed some HomePod iconography, showing an Apple TV, assorted environmental icons probably for HomeKit, a muted microphone icon associated with the HomePod, and other graphics associated with use and setup of Apple's Siri speaker.

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Def Leppard puts discography on Apple Music, other streaming services

01/19/2018, 10:01 am

British rock bank Def Leppard -- best known for songs like "Rock of Ages" and "Pour Some Sugar on Me" -- has released its complete back catalog on streaming music services, including Apple Music and Spotify.

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Apple video content push reportedly helping increase actors' salaries in negotiations with TV networks

01/17/2018, 05:01 pm

Apple's drive for video content is seemingly having a wider effect on how much actors get paid, with a report claiming Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman bolstered their pay from HBO for a project following after Witherspoon made a similar high-value deal for an Apple-commissioned drama.

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Kristen Wiig on tap for new Apple-funded scripted comedy series

01/17/2018, 01:01 pm

Apple has teamed up with Reese Witherspoon's production company for the third time, to deliver the comedy vehicle starring Kristen Wiig in her first role outside of movies in over five years.

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Jimmy Iovine says he's staying at Apple, rumors 'had nothing to do with reality'

01/09/2018, 09:01 pm

Industry big shot and Apple Music head Jimmy Iovine reiterated his commitment to the company on Monday, saying he's "loyal to the guys at Apple" and has no plans to leave.

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Apple Music chief Jimmy Iovine expected to leave company in August

01/04/2018, 05:01 pm

Former Interscope chief executive and Apple Music chief Jimmy Iovine, who came to Apple through its acquisition of headphone maker Beats, will reportedly leave the company later this year -- and will likely take a hefty payday with him when he does.

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