Apple Music

Apple Music

A music streaming service from Apple introduced in 2015. Apple Music lets subscribers listen to their own music collection along with millions of tracks in the Apple Music Library. Siri was updated to take music requests. iTunes Radio became part of Apple Music with some changes in station programming, and live broadcasts from the Beats 1 channel were added (Apple acquired Beats Music and Beats Electronics in 2014). The Connect feature that enabled artists to share photos, videos and lyrics with their fans was dropped in 2018.
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The company's ad for Apple Music on the Apple Accessories page reads, "50 million songs.
Apple Music's subscribers rose about 50% annually during its last update in April, and Pandora's subscribers grew just 23%.
Apple announced Up Next Live, a series of intimate performances from past and present Apple Music Up Next artists including Bad Bunny, Daniel Caesar, Khalid, Ashley McBryde, King Princess, Lewis Capaldi and Jessie Reyez.
Germany's Der Spiegel also notes that Apple only holds 25% of the smartphone market in the EU, nor is Apple Music dominant in music streaming, and says that Apple shouldn't be considered a monopoly.
Vodafone Qatar has announced that its customers can now pay for App Store, Apple Music and iTunes purchases across Apple devices via carrier billing, providing "a safe, secure and versatile payment method to meet Qatar's growing demand for digital entertainment".
Summary: According to Apple, with macOS Catalina, it is replacing iTunes with its entertainment apps -- Apple Music, Apple Podcasts and the Apple TV app.
Music streaming service Spotify says its paying subscribers have reached 100 million for the first time, up 32% on the year and almost twice the latest figures for Apple Music.
It has already done this with Apple Music when it was launched, based on which Spotify filed a complaint, calling out the anti-competitive practices that Apple adopts.
Summary: California [USA], Feb 26 (ANI): Apple Music is reportedly finding a new home in Google Home.