Apple And Spotify Reportedly In Talks For Deeper Siri Integration

If there is a reason why digital assistants such as Alexa and Google Assistant have a much bigger reach compared to Siri, it is because of companies like Amazon and Google who opened up their digital assistants to third-party developers pretty early on. Apple is slowly doing the same, and according to a report, Apple and Spotify are apparently in talks for deeper Siri integration.


Rock Legends ‘Tool’ Will Finally Be Available On Streaming Platforms

While music streaming does appear to be the next big thing and logical step in distributing music to the masses, not everyone has been so eager to hop on board the streaming bandwagon. This is not surprising when you consider that royalty rates for streaming are pretty low, with some artists believing that they are not being compensated fairly.


Apple Music’s 3-Month Free Trial Could Be Reduced To Just 1 Month

One of the defining features of Apple Music is its free 3-month trial. This is longer than other streaming services that typically only offer 1 month. However, it seems that there could be a chance that Apple might be reducing its trial period from 3-months to just one month. This is according to Apple’s website in which the banner (see above) mentions a one month trial.


Apple Music’s Student Trial Period Has Been Doubled To Six Months

Apple Music is currently a paid-only subscription, although they do offer subscribers a free 3-month trial before requiring them to pay for it. However, the good news is that if you’re a student, then you’ll be pleased to learn that Apple has since doubled the duration of the free trial period.


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Apple Music Is Now Home To 60 Million Paid Subscribers

In terms of overall subscribers, it would be hard to beat Spotify as the service has been around longer, plus it also has a free listening tier which would no doubt help boost the number of overall subscribers. However, when it comes to paid subscribers, it seems that Apple Music is catching up very fast.


Beyonce Fans Can Now Stream ‘Lemonade’ On Apple Music And Spotify

Beyonce’s Lemonade album has been quite the hit but it was not possible for fans to stream it on Apple Music. The album has long been an exclusive to Tidal, the music streaming service co-owned by her and her husband, Jay-Z. However, the album is now making its way to other music streaming services like Apple Music and Spotify.


Apple Music’s U.S. Subscriber Count Reportedly Overtakes Spotify

Spotify and Apple Music are two of the biggest music streaming services in the world. Spotify remains on top but it appears that Apple Music has been able to make a dent in one of the most lucrative markets for music streaming. According to a new report, Apple Music’s subscriber count in the United States has now overtaken Spotify.


Apple Music Might Get Chromecast Support

It seems that Apple Music might get support for Chromecast eventually. It’s a feature that many users have been waiting for. Some lines of code have been discovered in the Android app for Apple’s music streaming service which suggests that it may be updated with support for Chromecast. The lines of code reference support for Chromecast, in addition to some code that has been added through recent updates.


Apple Music Has Been Installed On 40 Million Android Devices

We know that some of you might have cringed a little when Apple announced that they would be launching Apple Music on Android. This is because of the divide between iOS and Android users, where it is very rare to see Apple bring its services to competing platforms. However, it’s not surprising as we imagine that Apple will probably want to attract as many customers as possible.


Amazon Fire TV Picks Up Support For Apple Music

Apple Music has gradually been making its way to more platforms. Amazon’s Echo speakers picked up support for the music streaming service in December last year, allowing users to stream music from the service on-demand. It’s now possible for Amazon Fire TV users to do the same.


‘Bug’ Caused Apple Music To Appear On Google Home’s App

The other day we reported that it looked as though Apple Music integration could soon be finding its way into Google Home. This is thanks to a sighting in the Google Home app in which it listed Apple Music as being available, although at that time it did not seem to work. This led to speculation that Apple Music could be coming soon to Google Home.


Apple Music Integration Could Be Coming To Google Home

The problem with Apple’s walled garden approach is that it makes it hard to buy outside products and accessories. Take for example speaker systems such as Sonos where at the start, Apple Music was not supported (it is now). While you could stream it through Bluetooth, it wasn’t integrated the same way as other services such as Spotify.


Apple Will Let Users Gift Apple Music Subscriptions To Their Friends

While a subscription to Apple Music isn’t particularly expensive, we understand that there might be some hesitation when it comes to signing up for a subscription. That’s why Apple Music is giving users a free three-month trial to test out the service before signing up, but in case that wasn’t enough, not to worry.


Apple Has A Star-Studded Event Planned For The 25th Of March

Sometimes Apple holds an event in the early part of the year where they announce hardware refreshes for existing products. In a new report from Bloomberg, it seems that Apple will indeed be hosting such an event this year, but this time it could be a slightly different event as it will be quite a star-studded one.