Apple expanded the global reach of its digital services today. As part of that, the company is making Apple Music free in 52 countries that are getting it for the first time, mostly in Africa, Asia, Europe and the Caribbean. In addition the App Store, which Apple says gets over million visitors a week, will be expanding to 20 new countries. That compares to 63 countries that Google Music currently supports and 80 countries that Spotify supports. The biggest challenge in getting your music-streaming app ready to go in new geographies is, of course, getting licenses from the rights owners, which can take a long time. By contrast the France-based music streaming service Deezer is available in countries. Services are strategically important to Apple. The company no longer reports how many iPhone units it sells, for instance, as it instead focuses on increasing adoption of Apple services such the App Store, Apple Arcade, Apple Music, Apple Podcasts and iCloud. Apple Music monetizes via a music subscription, similar to Arcade and iCloud.
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Apple Music: The basics
In the streaming media area, Apple Music launched in is a young platform compared to its competitors. With impressive 60 million subscribers all over the world as of June , it has been one of the giants in this industry. For most people, paying for a month's Apple Music subscription cost is not a huge expense.
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Pocket-lint - Apple Music is a subscription-based music streaming service, like Spotify , offering access to over 50 million songs. It's packed with features, including offline listening for when you're not connected, and it combines all your music in one place - even songs ripped from a CD. Apple Music also offers up radio stations and integration with Siri so you can control most things with voice commands. This feature offers everything you need to know about Apple Music, including how much it costs, what it offers and how to use it.
In comparison to music streaming sites like Spotify or Pandora, Apple Music can feel a bit mysterious. Anyone who signs up will have to pay a monthly fee to use the service. Considering that Apple Music offers live radio shows and interesting exclusives, this fee may be well worth it to the right buyers. Before we dive into the different pricing tiers Apple Music has to offer, we should note that all the subscriptions offer access to the same catalog of ad-free content, offline listening, Beats 1 live and on-demand radio shows, and exclusive releases. Just like Spotify , Apple offers all students with a valid student email address from a supported educational institution half-off an Apple Music membership. The offer is available only for college students at this time. Looking to enroll up to six people in your household in an Apple Music plan? Currently, to qualify for the free six months, you must be signed up for either the Play More or the Get More Unlimited plan through Verizon. This opens up a new method to save on your subscription by paying for it with discounted Apple gift cards.