iTunes Radio to Go Behind Apple Music Pay Wall
Apple has begun informing listeners of iTunes Radio that the service will require a fee beginning later this month. iTunes Radio has been available since 2013 and allows people to listen to ad-supported music stations. Apple said Beats 1, its global radio station, will be the only free offering after January 28. People who want to listen to Apple's curated radio stations will need to subscribe to Apple Music, which costs $10 per month. Competing services such as Pandora and Slacker continue to offer ad-supported streaming services for free. Apple Music debuted in June 2015 and offers ad-free listening in addition to playlists, social connections, and users' own libraries.
Apple Music Is $10/Month
Apple today announced Apple Music, its new streaming music service. In addition to streaming the entire iTunes catalog, the service includes curated playlists.
Pandora Spins a New Tune with Video Ads to Unlock Premium Sessions
Pandora today rolled out a new way to enjoy streaming music on mobile devices. Moving forward, people who use Pandora's free, ad-supported service will be able to listen to a specific song, album, or playlist after viewing a 15-second video ad.
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.