Verizon Customers On Unlimited Plans Get Free Apple Music
Verizon Wireless today said its customers can enjoy Apple Music for six months at no cost. Beginning August 16, subscribers to any of Verizon's Unlimited plans, new and existing alike, will be able to register for Apple Music. The offer includes the full, ad-free version of Apple Music, meaning Verizon Unlimited customers can stream as many songs as they wish via 4G or WiFi, as well as download songs and playlists for offline playback. Apple Music is available on iPhones, the iPad, Apple Watch, Apple TV, Mac and Windows computers, HomePod, CarPlay, and Android devices. After the six-month offer concludes, the normal $9.99 monthly fee for Apple Music applies. Verizon called this offer "the first step in an exclusive partnership with Apple."
Apple Debuts HomePod, Its Competitor to Google Home and Amazon Echo
Jun 5, 2017
Apple today announced the HomePod, a new in-home speaker similar to the Google Home and Amazon Echo. It features the Siri voice-based assistant and can act on spoken requests with a focus on music.
Apple's Delayed HomePod Speaker Reaches Stores Feb. 9
Jan 23, 2018
Apple today said its HomePod smart speaker for the home will go on sale starting February 9. Preorders will kick off Friday, January 26.
Pandora Spins a New Tune with Video Ads to Unlock Premium Sessions
Dec 14, 2017
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.
YouTube Music Now Supports Custom Offline Playlists
Aug 4, 2017
Google updated its YouTube Music application recently and made it possible for users to create their own playlists for offline listening. Before the update, YouTube Music would create mixtape for subscribers using its own algorithms — subscribers could not pick and choose individual songs or albums for offline playback.
YouTube Reimagines Its Premium Video and Music Services
May 17, 2018
YouTube today announced YouTube Premium and YouTube Music, services that replace YouTube Red and YT Music, respectively. Moving forward, YouTube Premium will be the video site's top-tier service, offering originals, ad-free play, background play, and downloads across YouTube.
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