Apple today unveiled a revamped Apple News app which now includes a premium tier called Apple News+, offering access to over 300 magazines and newspapers for $9.99 per month. At launch, the subscription includes magazine titles like Bon Appétit, People and Glamour, along with top publishers like The Wall Street Journal and Los Angeles Times, […]View More Apple unveils its $9.99 per month news subscription service, Apple News+
One of the worst-kept secrets in tech over the past year or so is that Apple is gearing up to launch a video streaming service akin to Netflix.
It’s one of the few services Apple doesn’t offer at this point, so the news is hardly a surprise.
After years of doing things one way, Apple is changing things up a bit. The company has a special broadcast planned for Monday, but instead of dropping everything at once, it’s been releasing a steady trickle of hardware news all week.
Apple has spotlighted minor, but still noticeable, hardware upgrades each day. On Monday, we got two new iPad models with Apple Pencil support and upgraded chips for better performance. Tuesday brought us beefy iMac performance enhancements nearly two years after the last iMac upgrades. Finally, Apple started Wednesday by showing off the new generation of AirPods with hands-free Siri integration. Read more…View More Apple’s clever (and kind of risky) plan to dominate the week before its big event
Good news for Apple Music subscribers with an Amazon Fire TV: the music streaming service and media streaming devices now play nice together.
Three months after launching on Amazon Echo smart speakers, Apple Music is now available on Fire TV devices …
Apple Music is launching on Amazon Fire TV in the U.S. today, after rolling out in December to Amazon’s Echo line of smart speakers. The news is notable as it’s yet another example of the eased tensions between the two rivals following Apple CEO Tim Cook’s 2017 announcement of Apple’s agreement with Amazon. Their deal […]View More Apple Music comes to Fire TV
Streaming services are now paying out big money to the music industry’s gatekeepers.
According to a by industry news outlet Music Business Worldwide, the three major music labels made $6.93 billion combined from streaming in 2018. The publication poured through recent investor filings from Universal Music Group’s parent company Vivendi, Sony, and Warner and found that the companies are totaling $19 million in daily streaming revenue.
Broken down even further, the trio of labels generate nearly $800,000 per hour just from music streaming services.
As Rolling Stone , when looking at the combined revenue for the three labels across all formats and commercial endeavors — $13.14 billion — streaming revenue accounts for more than half of that. That’s more than a 10 percent jump when compared to how much streaming revenue accounted for in 2017. Read more…View More Three major music labels make $19 million a day from streaming while artists count their pocket change
Just in time for the Grammy Awards, Apple has unveiled three new ads for Apple Music, featuring new singles from Ariana Grande, Khalid and Florida Georgia Line. In each video, the musicians have been transformed in Memoji (the human-style Animoji variant that was announced last year), which lip synch to their latest songs. The ads probably […]View More Apple turns Ariana Grande and other musicians into Memoji for its latest ads
American Airlines and Apple Music have closed a deal that would give passengers access to the full library of Apple Music songs on AA flights. Apple Music’s more than 50 million songs will be available on any domestic American Airlines flight equipped with Viasat satellite wifi at no extra cost to customers, marking the first […]View More American Airlines taps Apple Music for in-flight entertainment
Verizon and Apple Music are committing to a long-term relationship.
Starting January 17, the largest wireless provider in the U.Swill be offering a free Apple Music subscription for customers on two of its unlimited plans. Verizon Beyond Unlimited an…
Verizon Wireless is now offering free access to Apple Music. The music streaming service is available on select Verizon Wireless plans starting on January 17, 2019. Previously, Verizon and Apple offered a free 6-month trial to the streaming service. This comes as Apple is clearly looking for partners to help extend the reach of Apple’s […]View More Apple expands its reach with free Apple Music on Verizon Wireless
If you’re an Apple Music subscriber and feel left out by the plethora of Spotify Wrapped ‘year in review’ posts, there’s a workaround for you.
You can use an app called Music Year In Review, developed by music social network NoiseHub, which puts toge…
A new app offers Apple Music subscribers a way to look back at their favorite music of the year and other streaming highlights, similar to Spotify’s annual “Wrapped” feature. The app, from developer NoiseHub, is simply called “Music Year in Review,” and its sole purpose is to offer Apple Music customers their own set of […]View More Apple Music subscribers can now get their own ‘year in review,’ too, thanks to this app