Because of the platform advantage, Apple Music works better on the iPhone and iPad. But like me, you might still prefer Spotify’s app design and playlist curation. So you end up using two services for two different purposes. But what happens if you want to open a Spotify song or album in Apple Music without the manual search. Thankfully there’s a shortcut for that. Here’s how you can open Spotify link directly in Apple Music using Shortcuts.
It feels like almost every single day, Apple gets sued for something. We previously reported on a widow winning a case over access to her dead husband’s iCloud account, as well as the “Apple Monopoly” case where Apple has been accused of creating a monopoly over the App Store. Now it’s time for yet another lawsuit, this time over privacy.
The estate of Harold Arlen is suing Amazon, Apple, Google, Microsoft, and Pandora for selling unauthorized recordings of the artist’s music. Harold Arlen is known for composing Over the Rainbow in 1939 which was later named as the “Song of the Century” along with music for the 1954 remake of A Star is Born, The Wizard of Oz, and more. The lawsuit alleges a “massive music piracy operation” by Apple, Amazon, Google, and others.
Word on the street is that Apple is going to (finally) launch a standalone Music app for the next version of macOS. And now a few more details have leaked out ahead of this year’s Worldwide Developers Conference.
The race to 100 million paid subscribers was won by Spotify not too long ago. And while Apple Music is reportedly leading the charge in the U.S., the last reported total was 50 million paid subs for Apple’s service. But what about Google, which, technically, has two different streaming music services?
Apple Music is doing well for itself, which is probably an understatement. But there are plenty of people, both on the consumer side and on the industry side, who might not have jumped on board with the platform. To help with that, Apple is bringing on some new talent to help bolster relationships with songwriters.
Services are a major selling point for Apple these days. The company is relying on these recurring subscription models to help boost revenue on a regular basis. Luckily for the company it seems to be working.
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.