There have been hints popping up throughout the month of October. All pointing to a future where Apple Music exists on a video game console. And, sure enough, those hints have turned into a real product, as Apple's app for accessing its streaming music service is now available on Sony's latest video game console.
HomePod, Apple's full-size smart speaker, is no longer manufactured but is still powerful enough to gain support for both spatial audio and lossless audio on Apple Music. HomePod mini, on the other hand, remains limited to lossless audio for the time being.
Apple Music has launched more than 250 brand new playlists spanning hundreds of moods and activities, making it easier to pick the right music for the moment.
Apple Music is available beyond the Apple ecosystem, thanks to support on some smart TVs and, most notably, Android devices. But, one area of use that Apple has not yet capitalized on is video game consoles. Apple Music is not currently available on Sony's PlayStation 4 or PlayStation 5, Microsoft's Xbox One series or the newer Series S or Series X, and it's not available on Nintendo's Switch. However, there have been some grumblings that could be changing. And now even Apple's hinted at the possibility.
Kicking off its MacBook Pro event, Apple on Monday unveiled a new plan for its Apple Music subscription service. It's called the Voice Plan and it costs just $4.99—half the price of the current option.
Apple remains the same company in the grand scheme of things, focusing almost entirely on its first-party ecosystem above all else. However, with some aspects of the business there is some branching out. For instance, Apple Music is not just an Apple-only experience, with a popular enough Android app out there in the world as well. And it looks like it’s coming soon to another platform as well.
Have you heard about a brand-new Apple Music documentary mini-series about the creative processes behind some of the biggest songs? Allow us to fill you in with details.
Today is iPhone 13 launch day. (And also iPad mini 6 and iPad 9, too!) And for folks who plan to restore from an iCloud backup to get their new phone up and running, Apple has a bit of a warning: maybe don't do that. Or, if you do, be prepared for a day-one security update to fix a potential issue.
Apple Music is welcoming online mixes, having recently grown its library of DJ mixes hosted on the platform. It also rolled out two new end-user features to help people navigate DJ mixes.
Apple is known to acquire companies from time to time, and sometimes some of those acquisitions are big enough to warrant a press release from Apple itself. Today marks one of those days. The company has sent out a press release officially announcing that it has acquired a new music streaming service, which will only bolster the catalog of Apple Music itself.
In 2016, we showed our readers an innovative mini player widget for jailbroken iPhones dubbed Playtopia that could shrink to a compact size while floating over the top of any interface for convenient music playback control from anywhere.
Today, we’re excited to share that a jailbreak tweak called Playtopia 2 is now available for modern jailbroken handsets running iOS 14 — a project made possible by iOS developers Ginsu and Aviorrok.
Apple has teamed up with the popular American singer and songwriter Billie Eilish on a new short film promoting the company's new Apple Music spatial audio feature.