The iPod music player didn't just change the music industry as we know it, it also changed Apple and set it on a path it is today. Feeling nostalgic? Check out this web app that replicates the iPod classic interface in your browser and syncs with your Spotify or Apple Music library.
Although there are plenty of music apps available on iOS, Apple never let users choose a preferred music service while requesting playback via Siri. Of course, you could manually play music using your app of choice. However, if you were to ask Siri to play a track, it would only use Apple Music. Thankfully, Apple has changed this since the release of iOS 14.5. You can now set your preferred music app while using Siri.
The music identification service Shazam has passed one billion recognitions every month, a remarkable achievement for an app that debuted with little fanfare on the App Store in 2008.
Apple is now testing the latest Apple Music features for its Android client, including support for spatial audio and lossless audio, as well as automatic crossfading and other perks.
Continuing our unrelenting coverage of jailbreak tweak releases and pwnage news at iDownloadBlog, we’re coming back at you this week with yet another addition to our new micro series of posts showcasing some of the best jailbreak tweaks for personalizing a particular component of the iOS 14 mobile operating system.
We’ve already dove into the likes of Control Center and the Messages app, but this week we’ll be focusing on the Music component of pwned handsets by showcasing some of the best jailbreak tweaks for iOS 14’s Now Playing interface.
Apple Music recently launched spatial audio and lossless support for subscribers, with dynamic head tracking designed to enhance spatial audio for music arriving later in 2021.
Despite the fact that Apple Music ships natively on all of Apple’s iPhones and iPads, many users still flock to Spotify as their go-to media streaming service.
One thing users have noticed as of late is that Spotify has been investing heavily in the podcast space despite originally being a music streaming platform. This is wonderful news for podcast listeners, but to those who lack interest in podcasts, it’s nothing but extra clutter in an otherwise great app.
One of the things you’ll notice when listening to Apple Music is that upon pausing media playback, the album artwork shrinks slightly until you tap on the play button.
Some like this effect and others don’t, but if you identify as someone in the latter group, then DontShrinkMyAlbumArt is a new and free jailbreak tweak by iOS developer Henryli17 that just might pique your interest.
Apple’s Music app was designed specifically for housing music-related content. This includes streaming via Apple Music and playing from your locally-stored Music Library.
But according to iOS developer Daniel, there’s more to the modern day Music app than meets the eye. This much becomes evident when looking at his newly released and free ShowMeTV jailbreak tweak.
There are often times when I’m forced to turn my iPhone’s media playback volume down so I can hear someone as they’re talking to me. But even with my volume turned all the way down, my media playback continues without an audience.
It’s odd that iOS and iPadOS haven’t adopted a user-friendly feature to auto-pause media playback when the volume is turned all the way down, especially since you wouldn’t even be able to hear it. While it wouldn’t be necessary for video playback, it would certainly be useful for music.
Many media streaming apps like Spotify provide a like button so that you can tell the app you like what you hear. The app then tries to curate playback based on the feedback you give it.
I’ve enjoy the ability to enhance music playback in this way, as it helps with artist discovery. But it frustrates me that you need to physically be in the Spotify app to like a song, which calls for a multitasking and gesture shenanigans even when you’re trying to get something done in another app.
At long last, Spotify is refreshing its app for the Apple Watch with a new feature allowing you to download your favorite songs, playlists and podcasts to the device for offline listening.