Apple Music is the name of the music and video streaming service developed, hosted, and managed by Apple.

The service has tracks from nearly every artist, comprising most of the music that most people would want to listen to. Tracks can be streamed on-demand or downloaded and played offline.

Apple Music also includes Beats 1, an internet radio station that broadcasts 24 hours a day.

Apple Music gets $99 Annual Subscription via Gift Card

· Jeff Gamet · News

Apple Music annual subscription gift card

If an Apple Music subscription at US$120 a year is a little too expensive for you, try $99 instead. Apple is now offering the discounted subscription through a special gift card you can buy in the company’s retail stores.

Music for iOS 10: A Tour of the Big Changes

· David Chartier · Quick Tip

Now Playing in iOS 10

Music for iOS 10 gets a complete revamp, and for the better. Quite a bit has changed, disappeared, and improved. Dave Chartier offers his guide to getting acquainted with this key piece of iOS 10 software.

iOS: Downloading Apple Music Items to Your Device

· Melissa Holt · Quick Tip

This Quick Tip is about how you can download songs, playlists, or albums to your iOS device if you’re using Apple Music, so you’re not out of luck if you lose network connectivity (or heck, if you just don’t want to stream your music and use up your cellular data). Music lovers, unite!

Sonos's Future: Opening Up Control to Alexa and Third-Party Apps

· Dave Hamilton · Product News

On Tuesday, wireless speaker manufacturer Sonos summoned the press to Manhattan to show off some new software features they’ve been working on and, in doing so, painted a picture of a more open Sonos experience. Demonstrating Amazon Alexa voice control and Spotify app integration, Sonos showed a not-too-distant future where customers have the ability to control their Sonos products in a variety of new ways without sacrificing any of the existing benefits of the Sonos platform.

Apple Music Festival Starts Sept 18 with Elton John

· Jeff Gamet · News

10th annual Apple Music Festival

It’s time to dance because Apple just announced its 10th annual Apple Music Festival lineup. The free concert series runs September 18th through September 30th ath London’s Roundhouse, and will feature Elton John, Alicia Keys, Michael Bublé, and more.

Apple Music and iTunes Downloads Combine into One Powerful Music Platform

· Bryan Chaffin · Editorial

Apple Music and iTunes

Apple’s decision to continue selling iTunes downloads alongside its Apple Music streaming service is proving to be a powerful combination. Three albums debuted in the number one spot this year as exclusive offerings from Apple. No other competing service can claim to have pushed an album to number one.

Apple Scores Exclusive Deal for CBS Carpool Karaoke TV Series

· Jeff Gamet · News

Michelle Obama Carpool Karaoke

Carpool Karaoke, the wonderfully fun segment on The Late Late Show where host James Cordon sings in his car with celebrities, is getting its own spin-off series streaming exclusively on Apple Music. The deal shows Apple’s growing interest in original content, and could draw more subscribers to its streaming music service.

Apple Music Users: How to Disable iTunes Match Subscription Auto-renew

· Jeff Gamet · News

how to cancel iTunes Match subscription

Apple is taking some of the confusion out of its subscription services by bringing iTunes Match’s song matching system to Apple Music. That means Apple Music users will have get a much better matching algorithm, they get DRM-free versions of matched songs, and they don’t need their iTunes Match subscriptions any more. If that sounds like a winning combo to you, it’s time to disable auto-renew for your iTunes Match account. Read on to learn how.