Managing Editor Josh Centers dropped Spotify after finding out the bizarre and user-hostile way the music-streaming service tries to ensure that family members live at the same address.
It’s time to report on the results of our most recent surveys, which polled TidBITS readers about streaming music services and Apple News+.
Spotify is tired of Apple’s App Store policies and is now calling on the European Commission to regulate the company. The timing is notable given Senator Elizabeth Warren’s proposal to break up a number of tech giants, including Apple.
Apple Music hasn’t changed much at all since Apple introduced it back in 2015, but Adam Engst has a few suggestions—some extremely easy—that could make listening to music through the service more enjoyable.
If you use Apple Music but prefer Amazon’s Alexa-based smart speakers to Apple’s HomePod, good news! Apple Music is now available on Alexa once you install the Apple Music skill, at least in the US.
Apple keeps trying—and failing—to create a social network around music. The company has now dropped support for Apple Music Connect, consigning it to the same tech rubbish heap as its predecessor, Ping.
In a shocking announcement, Amazon has announced that Apple Music will soon be available through its Alexa voice assistant on its Echo smart speakers.
The Music Modernization Act just signed into US law brings consistency to the rights of musicians and songwriters. More musicians will be paid, especially those who recorded songs decades ago or longer.
Apple has created a new music publishing division. Is the company looking to tighten its hold on the music market?
Spotify and Hulu are teaming up to bundle their music- and video-streaming services together for $12.99 per month. The deal is available now for Spotify Premium subscribers and will be broadly available in a month or two.
Adds new music video features to the Apple Music subscription service. (Free, 272 MB)