Apple Announces iRadio
Apple today announced iRadio, a new music-streaming application for iOS 7 devices. It hooks into Twitter, iTunes Radio, and will create and stream radio stations, as well as share the radio stations and add them to lists of favorites. The music app provides hundreds of pre-built radio stations, but users can easily create their own on the fly. Songs can be added or deleted from wishlists and playlists. The service lets users preview and buy tracks from the radio service, as well. iTunes Radio is built into iOS, iTunes on the desktop, and Apple TV. It is free to use with advertising, and ad-free for those who subscribe to iTunes Match.
Apple Music for Android Can Store Songs on Memory Cards
Apple updated its Apple Music application for Android devices and added the ability for users to store music on microSD cards for offline playback. This is chiefly important for devices that have limited on-board storage.
Apple Releases Apple Music for Android
Apple today published a beta version of Apple Music in the Google Play Store. The app offers owners of Android handsets Apple's monthly music service.
Apple Music for Android Updated to Match iOS 11
Apple today updated its Apple Music application for the Android platform in order to ensure the experience is similar to that of the revised iOS version. Android device owners have access to the same iOS 11 Apple Music discovery feature that allows people to create public profiles and share playlists.
Deezer Opens Up Service to Everyone In the US
Deezer today made its music-streaming service available to anyone who wants it in the U.S. The service was previously limited to Cricket Wireless customers and those who owned Sonos home stereo equipment.
Will it live up to the hype?