iTunes Is Finally Available On The Microsoft Store
iTunes for Windows has always been available as a download via Apple’s website. However if you prefer compartmentalizing all your apps and downloads from a particular storefront, then you’ll be pleased to learn that iTunes is finally available via the Microsoft Store, almost a year after it was announced.
Jimmy Iovine Thinks iTunes Music Sales Will ‘Inevitably’ End
It has been rumored for a couple of years that Apple could be looking to eventually phase out iTunes music downloads. The company has denied such claims many times, but could the iTunes music download model eventually be replaced? That’s what Apple Music exec Jimmy Iovine thinks.
Apple Will Reportedly Discontinue iTunes LPs This Month
A new report claims that Apple is going to discontinue the iTunes LP multimedia album format later this month. The report is based on an email that Apple has apparently sent to people in the music business to inform them that it’s going to pull LPs from the iTunes store. This has even sparked some speculation that the company might be thinking about killing off iTunes.
Apple Confirms The HomePod’s Audio Sources
When Apple creates products and services, they typically try to make sure that it plays nicely with other Apple products and services. This is why it doesn’t come as a surprise to learn that the HomePod will be a very Apple-centric speaker, but exactly how Apple-centric was unclear until recently where its specs were revealed (via AppleInsider).
HomePod Users Can Access Their iCloud Music Library Via Siri
Apple’s HomePod speakers are currently available for pre-order with a release date set for the 9th of February. However apart from touting the speaker’s quality and some basic functions, not much is known about the HomePod save for the fact that it won’t work with any other music streaming service save for Apple Music.
Thor Ragnarok Leaked Online Due To Possible iTunes Blunder
Many have been looking forward to the digital release of Marvel’s Thor Ragnarok and it appears that a pre-order blunder on iTunes has caused the movie to be leaked online. According to a report, pre-order customers using Vudu and MoviesAnywhere were offered the movie for immediate download via iTunes. They predictably downloaded the copies and they’re now being furiously pirated online via torrents.
iTunes Won’t Be Available Via The Windows 10 Store This Year
For those who wish to install iTunes on their Windows computer, there is still the traditional route where you download the app from Apple’s website and install it from there. However these days we’re seeing companies shift from direct downloads to downloading from app stores, like the Mac App Store, Windows 10 Store, Steam, Battle.net Launcher, Origins, and so on.
Apple Denies That They’re Going To Phase Out iTunes Music Downloads
There are multiple ways to consume music, such as through physical purchases of CDs and vinyl, or digital where you can buy your songs piecemeal or entire albums through platforms like iTunes, or stream them for a monthly subscription through services such as Apple Music and Spotify.
Apple Releases Version Of iTunes That Has An App Store
Having a one-stop shop for all your needs is a great idea because in theory it sounds extremely convenient. However when you start filling up that shop with too many things, things start to get a bit messy, which was the case with Apple’s iTunes app in which it was meant to handle iOS devices, music, videos, ringtones, ebooks, and more.
Amazon 4K Content Prices Cut
Apple recently launched its 4K compatible Apple TV set-top box. The company announced at the event that it was adding 4K content to the iTunes Store for the same price as HD content. It was also going to upgrade all previously purchased HD movies to 4K for free so that customers could stream them in gorgeous 4K HDR. It appears that Amazon has now responded to Apple’s move by cutting […]
iTunes Movie Rental Window Extended To 48 Hours
If you rent movies from iTunes frequently, you will be delighted to find out that the iTunes movie rental window has now been extended. Apple previously allowed iTunes customers to watch rented content within 24 hours. The clock started after they played it for the first time. The rental window has now been doubled.
Latest iTunes Update Removes The App Store, Focuses On Music
iTunes has typically been Apple’s go-to store for pretty much everything. If you wanted movies, music, podcasts, apps, sync your iOS device, and so on, iTunes was the answer. The one-stop-shop model was convenient, we’ll admit, but if there was one criticism is that iTunes always felt like a very bloated piece of software.
10 Minute Song Of Silence Is In The Top 50 Of Apple’s iTunes Charts
Most of the time the songs we store on our phones are usually songs we want to hear. However when plugging our phones into our cars, most of the time it usually ends up playing the very first song at the top of the list based on alphabetical order, which means that it is possible that some of your favorite songs could be ruined by incessantly repeating it.
4K iTunes Listings Hints At Possible Revamped Apple TV
With 4K eventually becoming the standard resolution in which we watch our shows, how we play games, and consume media content on the internet, it is actually a little disappointing that the Apple TV never quite supported media content at that resolution, but that could soon be changing thanks to recent iTunes listings.
PayPal Can Now Be Used To Pay For iTunes Content
If you wanted to purchase something from the iTunes App Store or basically any of Apple’s online services and platforms, your options are either credit/debit cards or purchasing gift cards with credit in them. However soon it seems that Apple users will have another option, and this comes in the form of PayPal.
Apple Wants Music Labels To Settle For Less Money
Apple is reportedly holding talks with music labels to get them to agree to a reduction in the revenue rate that it has to pay out for its music streaming service. Apple is said to be renegotiating its licensing deals for Apple Music and iTunes with the three biggest music labels that collectively own most of the music that’s out there. Apple’s deals with the labels are said to expire […]
iTunes Will Be Released On Windows Store
Microsoft made a surprise announcement at its Build developer conference today. The company revealed that it has been working with Apple to get iTunes listed on the Windows Store. It’s not like you can’t already install iTunes on Windows. Just head over to Apple’s website and download the package. However, having iTunes on the Windows Store is going to make the entire process a whole lot easier for users.
How to Add Music On iPhone Without iTunes
You can definitely use iTunes on Mac or Windows to sync your music files. But, what if you don’t like iTunes, or don’t want to install it? We have four interesting ways to help you add music to your iPhone (or iPad) without using iTunes.
iTunes Movie Rentals Can Now Be Watched On Multiple Devices
When renting movies to watch on iTunes in the past, one of the drawbacks to the service is that if you rented a movie on your iPhone, you were pretty much stuck to watching it on your iPhone. This means that if you wanted to pause the movie and continue watching on your Apple TV or your computer, you’d be out of luck.
How to Authorize A Computer on iTunes
Whatever you get from the iTunes store is DRM protected. DRM refers to Digital Rights Management which (in layman terms) enforces security to prevent piracy of the content. In a nutshell, only you (the one who downloaded/purchased the content) will be able to play it.DRM protection is good enough but it comes with a problem of sharing the content across different platforms. So, it requires an additional authorization to verify […]