If you have a select Sonos-branded speaker and use Apple Music, then today your device is getting a nice little trick thanks to Amazon Alexa support.
Apple Music is still, technically, a fledgling service with a lot of room to grow. One of the areas that it can certainly improve upon is recommendations, based on suggestions, past listening, and “likes”. Themes can also be a nice way to offer up customized playlists, and, according to a new report, that’s exactly what’s happening now.
The Copyright Royalty Board’s 2018 decision to raise the rate paid to songwriters over the next handful of years has led some streaming platforms to balk at the idea. That includes Spotify, which may actually be helping Apple Music net even more monthly subscribers.
Apple Music is a healthy service for Apple. So much so, it has reportedly surpassed Spotify in paid subscribers in the United States. Unfortunately, most people aren’t a fan of the fact it’s baked into iTunes on computers. But that may be changing soon, as developer Steven Troughton-Smith weighs in on the topic.
Spotify has been the leader in the streaming music battle for quite some time. And, internationally, the company retains that lead. But in the United States, a new report says that Apple Music, Apple’s feisty contender, has actually surpassed Spotify’s paid subscriber count.
Following a heavy price cut on the iPhone XR in India, Apple has now slashed the Apple Music subscription rate in the country. The move comes hot on the heels of the launch of Spotify and YouTube Music in India.
Apple Music has a variety of playlists to choose from already, but the music streaming service is getting another addition soon.
After bringing Apple Music to Amazon Echo speakers last year, Apple is now expanding support to include Fire TVs as well. This means that Fire TV owners can now use Apple Music on their streaming stick. They can even ask Alexa to play songs from Apple Music.
Over the last several weeks, Apple has been quietly updating the artwork for thousands of playlists in Apple Music.
It has been a couple of months since the Copyright Royalty Board ruled that there would be an increase to the royalties paid out to artists via streaming services.