To compete with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant, critics have insisted that Apple would need its own drastically cheaper HomePod. But instead of Apple moving down into the loss leader territory of $30 Echo Dots and Google Home minis, Amazon has unveiled its much more expensive Echo Studio, with a $200 price tag equivalent to a half dozen Echo Dots.
To commemorate the launch of Apple's Music's live lyrics playback feature, Apple on Monday posted a landing page featuring special video interviews with popular artists, as well as a new "Modern Masters" series and expansions to curated "Essentials" playlists.
Apple has secured another Emmy award for Apple Music's 'Carpool Karaoke: the Series,' with the iPhone maker continuing to win accolades from the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences ahead of the launch of its subscription video service, Apple TV+.
Apple is making it possible for subscribers of Apple Music to be able to listen to songs on the streaming service via a browser, with a public beta launch enabling users to log into their accounts via a web-based player for the first time.