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Apple Music to go live on Sonos connected speakers tomorrow

02/09/2016, 06:02 pm

After month of waiting, Apple Music subscribers who are also invested in the Sonos speaker ecosystem will finally get native access to Apple's streaming music service on Wednesday, a report said Tuesday.

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Apple CEO hints at more cross-platform services, says iPad revenue will rebound by year's end

02/04/2016, 04:02 pm

Speaking at a recent internal "town hall" event, Apple CEO Tim Cook hinted that services beyond Apple Music might soon make the leap to additional platforms, like Android.

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iTunes, App Store, & Apple TV services hit by new outage [u]

02/04/2016, 11:02 am

The iTunes Store, the iOS and Mac App Stores, and even the Apple TV were among services affected by a midday outage on Thursday, leaving some people unable to reach them or make purchases. [Updated]

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Apple Music update lets Android users save songs to SD cards

02/03/2016, 07:02 pm

Apple in an update to the Android version of Apple Music on Wednesday added the ability to save downloaded songs to an SD card, greatly increasing the offline listening library capacities for phones running Google mobile operating system.

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Apple Music search stops working for many users

02/01/2016, 09:02 am

Apple Music's search feature was down for many subscribers on Monday, leaving much of the service impractical to use.

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Apple merges iTunes Radio channels into Apple Music, Beats 1 now lone free-to-stream service

01/29/2016, 01:01 am

As announced earlier this month, Apple on Friday discontinued free access to ad-supported iTunes Radio channels, folding the content into Apple Music as part of a broader push to grow adoption of its subscription service.

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Netflix boasts 37% share of Internet traffic in North America, compared with 3% for Apple's iTunes

01/20/2016, 08:01 am

Netflix this week revealed that in 2015, its streaming video service accounted for 37 percent of peak download Internet traffic in North America, more than doubling YouTube, and coming well ahead of Apple's iTunes.

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Apple to fold iTunes Radio into Apple Music, make Beats 1 lone free-to-stream product

01/15/2016, 07:01 pm

In an email blast to Apple Music customers on Friday, Apple announced a change in its fee structure that will make the currently free iTunes Radio service a subscription-only feature for the first time since its launch in 2013.

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Apple Music down for some listeners, asking others to resubscribe [u]

01/14/2016, 11:01 am

Some Apple Music listeners are currently experiencing serious problems with the service, including not being able to stream anything at all, according to numerous grievances on Twitter. [Updated]

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Country star Kenny Chesney, Apple Music content chief talk ad partnership in interview

12/29/2015, 05:12 pm

Two months after starring in an Apple Music ad, country music star Kenny Chesney talks about his decision to collaborate with the tech company in a new interview that also includes commentary from Apple Music head of content Larry Jackson.

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Amazon's top home audio product this holiday was a turntable, besting an Apple AirPlay-compatible receiver

12/28/2015, 03:12 pm

While streaming services like Apple Music and digital downloads from storefronts like iTunes rule the music industry, listener appreciation for analog vinyl audio remains high, as evidenced by new holiday sales data released by retailer Amazon.

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Apple trademark filings hint at more live Beats radio stations

12/28/2015, 12:12 pm

Beats 1 was just the beginning, new trademark applications from Apple suggest, with four more live streaming radio stations potentially on the way.

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Beatles streaming listeners 'Come Together' on Apple Music & Spotify

12/28/2015, 09:12 am

Online discussion about the streaming debut of The Beatles centered around the two presumed industry leaders, Spotify and Apple Music, while listeners' favorite track was "Come Together," a new analysis reveals.

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Apple Music, Spotify, others to stream Beatles catalog on Dec. 24 [u]

12/22/2015, 10:12 pm

A report on Tuesday confirms rumors that the Beatles will make their streaming music debut on Christmas Eve, with availability on major platforms including Apple Music, Spotify, Google Play, Tidal and Amazon's Prime Music.

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The Beatles expected to stream on Apple Music, Spotify, others starting Christmas Eve

12/19/2015, 05:12 pm

Legendary rock group The Beatles are likely to make their streaming debut next week, according to a new report, which suggests Apple Music subscribers will be able to access the band's iconic catalog starting on Christmas Eve.

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Apple assigns App Store oversight to Phil Schiller in apparent nod to developer issues

12/18/2015, 04:12 am

Apple's decision to split its App Stores out of Eddy Cue's iTunes and iCloud oversight and instead assign them to Phil Schiller, its head of worldwide marketing, appears to based on an effort to differentiate platform management of developers' interactive apps from the reselling of static content from media holders, and to handle each appropriately.

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Apple Music now works with Sonos in new beta

12/15/2015, 12:12 pm

Sonos' wireless speakers gained beta support for Apple Music on Tuesday, thanks to an updated Sonos Controller app, and new on-device software for beta participants.

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Apple Music signs Taylor Swift to exclusive 1989 World Tour concert video, retail store promotion [u]

12/13/2015, 09:12 pm

Apple has partnered with Taylor Swift to deliver a concert video of her 1989 World Tour exclusive to Apple Music, as well as an extended holiday season promotion in Apple retail stores and on iTunes gift cards and an appearance on Beats 1 Radio.

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Apple enhances classical music browsing in Apple Music with iTunes update

12/11/2015, 05:12 pm

Apple on Friday released a minor update for the OS X version of iTunes, adding enhanced classical music listening options for the company's streaming Apple Music service that bring it in line with Music on iOS.

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Spotify might allow high-profile artists to restrict music to paid subscribers, report says

12/08/2015, 07:12 pm

Streaming music giant Spotify is apparently buckling under the load of increased competition from the likes of Apple Music, as a report on Tuesday claims the service is considering a new content "windowing" policy that would make music from select artists available only to paying subscribers.

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