iTunes In the Cloud Syncs Music Across Devices
As part of its iCloud announcement today, Apple announced a service called iTunes in the Cloud. The service will store all songs a user has purchased from the iTunes Music Store in the cloud and sync it across iOS devices. Apple is also allowing users the opportunity to use a service called iTunes Match. With this service, Apple will scan the non-iTunes-purchased content that a person owns, and, if Apple has that content already available in the iTunes Store, allow the users to add it to their cloud music collection. iTunes in the Cloud will support up to 20,000 songs at 256Mbps AAC for $24.99 per year. Apple says this negates the need for users to upload their music manually or purchase it again.
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 Releases Fourth iOS 8.4 Beta
Apple has made iOS 8.4 Beta 4 available to developers for testing. The latest iOS 8 beta adds a new version of the music application ahead of Apple Music's debut later this month.
Facebook Integrating Song Samples from iTunes and Spotify
Facebook today announced a change to its iOS app that it hopes will help people discover more music. Facebook users will now be able to share Music Stories, which are 30-second snippets from shared songs or albums.
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.