Articles about Music

Facebook Will Be Launching Podcasts Feature Next Week
Podcasts have been around for a while now, although we guess during the pandemic, people have started to get more into it as a way of entertaining themselves and others online. This is why it doesn’t really come as a surprise to learn that Facebook could be looking to get in on the action as well.

Apple Podcasts Subscriptions Is Now Live
Back in April, Apple announced their plans to launch a podcasts subscriptions service. It was initially pegged for a launch in May, but Apple later announced that they would be launching it in June. For those who might have been looking forward to the new feature, you’ll be pleased to hear that it has officially launched.

Ubisoft Launches Rocksmith+ Subscription That Teaches You How To Play Guitar And Bass
Want to learn a new musical instrument? If you do, some of you might recall that Ubisoft attempted to go down this path back in 2011 with Rocksmith. There was a sequel in 2014, but things have quieted down since then, at least until today where Ubisoft has announced the revival to its Rocksmith series with Rocksmith+.

iOS 14.6 Will Let You Stream Lossless Audio From iPhone To HomePod
Back in May, Apple announced that they would be launching lossless audio for Apple Music. However, it seems that at that time, none of Apple’s devices would actually support lossless playback, although Apple did say that the HomePod would receive an update that would eventually support it.

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Apple Music Spatial Audio And Lossless Audio Now Available For Subscribers
Back in May, Apple announced that they would be introducing Spatial Audio and Lossless Audio for Apple Music. For those who have been looking forward to these features, you’ll be happy to learn that at WWDC 2021, Apple announced that these new features will be rolling out to users today.

Apple Could Launch A Spatial Audio Radio Station For Apple Music
While Apple’s AirPods lineup might not necessarily be the best-sounding headphones and earphones out there, they are convenient in terms of pairing and they do offer exclusive features like support for spatial audio tracks for Apple Music. However, it seems that Apple is taking their spatial audio feature even further.

The Sony PS5 DualSense Controller Can Buzz Along To Music
As is pretty much the case with all gaming controllers, the Sony PS5 DualSense controller comes with vibration built into it. This is designed to help provide more haptic feedback when gaming and helps make the gaming experience a bit more immersive. It can also be used to give players notifications like when they’re being hit, they’re low on health, and so on.

Sony Wants To Change The Way We Play Our Instruments
If you’ve ever played the guitar, you might be familiar with the whammy bar. For those who aren’t familiar, it’s basically a bar that sits on the bridge of the guitar that when pressed down or pulled up, will cause the guitar’s sounds to change and create a vibrating-like effect that guitarists use for texture and to enhance their solos.

Apple Almost Got Into Rap Battles
Apple, like most other huge corporations, acquire companies from time to time to help bolster its products and services. However, a report from Bloomberg revealed an interesting attempt at an acquisition of Verzuz, which for those who are unfamiliar is a website that live streams rap battles.

Tidal Launches Apple Watch App With Offline Playback
The other day, Spotify updated its app for the Apple Watch where it would now support offline playback and downloads. It looks like Tidal doesn’t want to be left behind because the company has since released their own app for the Apple Watch that comes with similar functionality like offline playback.

Spotify For Apple Watch Will Now Support Downloads And Offline Playback
Back in November 2020, Spotify officially released a standalone app for the Apple Watch. However, it wasn’t a “complete” app because unlike the smartphone version, the Apple Watch version did not allow for downloads or support offline playback. This meant that you would still require an internet connection, which means either you bring your iPhone with you or you have the cellular Apple Watch model.

Apple Might Have A Way To Let The AirPods Stream Lossless Audio
When Apple announced that Apple Music will be getting lossless audio streaming, it came as a bit of a rude shock to discover that Apple’s own AirPods, including its $550 AirPods Max, would not support it. This is because in order to stream lossless, you would need a wired connection and in the case of hi-resolution lossless, a USB DAC.

Spotify’s Lossless Music Streaming Could Be Launching Soon
When Tidal first launched, the company tried to set themselves apart from the competition by offering up higher-end streams, but no one really paid attention to it, save for audiophiles who might have been on the lookout for such a service. However, it seems that maybe Tidal could have been onto something all along.

Amazon Music HD Will Be A Free Upgrade For Its Subscribers
So, yesterday Apple announced a new lossless streaming option that will be free for all Apple Music subscribers. It was an interesting move as we expected the company to charge users a separate price for the lossless option, but no, it will be a free upgrade for all Apple Music users this coming June.

Apple’s AirPods Won’t Support Apple Music’s New Lossless Option
As you might have heard, Apple Music just announced its new lossless streaming option. If you were looking forward to taking advantage of the higher quality audio, note that none of Apple’s AirPods lineup, which includes the AirPods, AirPods Pro, and the AirPods Max, will actually support it.

Apple Music Will Be Getting New Lossless Audio At No Extra Cost
Apple recently teased that they were about to change music forever. It was speculated that this had to do with the rumors of Apple potentially launching a new lossless streaming option, and sure enough it looks like the rumors were true because Apple has since officially announced not only lossless audio, but also support for spatial audio for Apple Music.

Apple Just Hinted That ‘Music Is About To Change Forever’
Earlier, it was reported that within the Apple Music Android app, there were references spotted to a potential lossless streaming option. This comes on the heels of an earlier report that suggested that Apple was working on a “HiFi” lossless streaming option for Apple Music, and now it looks like those rumors could be coming true.

Third-Gen AirPods, Apple Music HiFi Rumored For May 18 Launch
We have been hearing rumors about Apple working on a new set of AirPods, but the question is when will it launch? According to the latest rumors, which comes in the form of a tweet by user Luke Miani, it seems that the device could be launching on the 18th of May alongside a rumored new Apple Music HiFi streaming option.

Apple Music For Android Hints At New Lossless Streaming Option
The quality of Apple Music streams at the moment are pretty decent. It isn’t the highest quality compared to some of the competition, but it’s more than enough for most people, unless you own some higher-end audiophile grade equipment and you can tell the difference, but otherwise, we reckon that it should be good enough for the majority.

Apple Music HiFi Hinted At In iOS 14.6 Beta
One of the main differences between Apple Music and Tidal is that the latter is focused more on higher quality streams, which for some actually matters, while for others, they can’t really tell the difference. However, if you wished that Apple Music had a similar feature, you could actually be in luck.