OK, so Siri isn’t always great at answering follow-up questions. (And if you talk to Apple’s voice assistant a lot, you’ve probably used colorful language at it because of that very thing.) But fortunately, it does parse follow-up requests well for music, so you can correct it when it chooses the wrong item to play. We’ll tell you how to do that in today’s Quick Tip!
Apple is teasing a new episode of Carpool Karaoke on June 15th, and the trailer’s out. It features Jon Hamm, Ed Helms, and Jeremy Renner, and it looks pretty funny. The three are starring in a new comedy called TAG, which debuts the same day as this episode of Carpool Karaoke will be released, June 15th. That’s this Friday, and I can’t wait to see if season 2 of Carpool Karaoke is better than season 1. Judging by this trailer, that might be a big yes. The episode will be available on Apple Music when it’s released.
There will be a new section called Coming Soon, album launch dates will be displayed, and artist profiles will get a new design.
“A Horse with No Name,” by America was the #1 song on April 3rd, 1972—I know this because I randomly picked that date to test this tip: ask Siri to play the top song from any given date, and you can be as specific as you want. [Updated to note that it requires an Apple Music subscription.]
Apple is launching web support for Apple Music, allowing users to play back full tracks without the need for iTunes or an iOS device. But it’s not yet clear if this feature will give subscribers full access to their libraries or simply allow the streaming of full tracks from preset embeddable widgets.
Here’s how you can find your Siri music history.
Andrew thinks the app is worth it if you have file formats like FLAC, or if you just want an alternative music app to Apple’s offering.
John Martellaro and Kelly Guimont join Jeff Gamet to talk about expectations for hardware announcements at Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference, plus they debate if it’s time for Apple Music to come to more platforms.
Every Friday the For You section is updated with what the algorithms think you’ll like. For a while Andrew Orr didn’t like his recommendations. But he thinks he discovered a way to improve Apple Music.
Apple Music has a new movie out called Up Next: Bazzi. Part of the service’s get-to-know-the-new-artist series, this one takes a look at Detroit-raised pop star Bazzi. From Apple’s description, “Watch a short film about Bazzi, who grew up in a Detroit suburb before moving to L.A. and recording Mine, the smash hit that made him one of 2018’s breakout pop stars.” Both the trailer (below) and the full film were released Friday and are available now.
Apple signed a deal at the beginning of the year for a TV series adaptation of “Are You Sleeping” starring Octavia Spencer, and now we know the deal is for a 10 episode season.
Apple is giving away a free extra month for you. The offer expires May 27, 2018.
Adam Christianson from the Maccast and Kelly Guimont join Jeff Gamet to look at what the pending demise of Google Play Music means for Apple Music, plus they have a warning about a new Flash malware threat on the Mac.
The Google Play Music streaming service is shutting down this year and all subscribers will be forced into YouTube Remix, which may not support uploading your own music. That sounds like good news for Apple Music.
While acknowledging the two companies offer complementary services (music streaming and music identification), the EC identified two areas of concern anyway, but neither stand up to reason.
Calling all avant-garde punks: Apple Music will debut Horses: Patti Smith and Her Band on May 22nd, 2018. A concert film celebrating the 40th anniversary of Horses, this film was produced by Apple’s own Jimmy Iovine. With on-stage and back-stage footage, the show features Patti Smith and her band, Lenny Kaye, Jay Dee Daugherty, Tony Shanahan, and Jack Petruzzelli, who are joined with her guitarist Jackson Smith and Flea. Patti Smith was one of the big names in New York City’s punk scene in the 1970s, occupying what was often seen as the avant-garde edge of that scene. Put another way, Patti Smith is one of those iconic artists well known among musicians. Check out the trailer below for a taste of what this show will be like. If you want to listen to Horses, it’s on iTunes and Apple Music.
Amazon has over 100 million Prime subscribers, which means now we know how big a competitor the company really is in the streaming video and music market.
The move was frankly expected in that Texture was a magazine subscription service when Apple acquired it, but Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman shed light on Apple’s specifics.
Adam Christianson from The Maccast and Kelly Guimont join Jeff Gamet talk about what Apple’s coming end to 32-bit Mac app support means, plus they share some properties they’d love to see as original shows on Apple Music.
Apple Music now has more than 40 million subscribers, up from the 36 million milestone made public earlier this year.