T he new Apple Music streaming service has been live for about two weeks now, providing ample time to not just to test its various features out but to live with it. I suspect Apple Music will probably be especially interesting to slightly older users like me as in, over Not only are we used to the idea of paying for music, but Apple Music is designed to mesh with the digital collections we already own. You have to upgrade to the latest version of iTunes or the iOS operating system on your phone or tablet to see it.
Moving to Apple Music from other streaming services
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. What the heck is this thing? Apple Music combines subscription-based music streaming with global radio-like programming. The Music app, which is how you use the service, comes pre-installed on all new iPhones, iPads, iPod touches, and Macs. You can also access Apple Music on the web at music.
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Apple Music is a powerful candidate in the music streaming world but not one that stands head and shoulders above the rest. With a few tweaks here and there, it will surely become a more compelling option. As of , 72 million people use Apple Music. That may be a lot less than the million subscribers on Spotify Premium , but for a service that's only been around for five years, that's impressive. And Apple Music has become increasingly important to Apple over the years — especially since it replaced iTunes in Even Android users can use the service, which might come as a surprise when Apple likes to wall-off its hardware and services — and in the name of spreading the Apple love, its music service is even supported on Amazon Echo speakers. Apple Music also offers extensive music discovery channels including round-the-clock radio station 'Apple Music 1' formerly known as Beats 1 featuring renowned radio DJs like Zane Lowe, as well as social features that aim to put artists and bands closer to their fans. It's all exciting stuff.