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Apple Music in iTunes just got more enjoyable and easier to use

Apple Music in iTunes 12.5 is a lot better the second time around.

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Spotify skyrockets to 40 million paid subscribers, more than doubling Apple Music

Recently, Spotify has added 10 million new subscribers—all without flashy exclusives. Should Apple be worried?

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Pandora goes after on-demand streaming to compete against Spotify

If licensing deals pan out, the internet radio service could start offering paid streaming as early as next month.

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Gayer than Netflix? Revry launches as the first LGBT streaming app for Apple TV

The all-new app – available on tvOS, Chromecast and Roku – aims to provide the best "queerated" entertainment.

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Report: Apple cuts back ambitious TV plans to create a familiar-sounding app

Apple is building a digital TV guide for Apple TV and iOS. The very similar Yahoo Video Guide came out last year.

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Apple improves iCloud Music Library matching, ditches copy-protected matched files for Apple Music users

iCloud Music Library will now match all tracks with acoustic fingerprinting and no copy-protected files. So if you have Apple Music, you no longer need to pay for iTunes Match.

Apple might buy Jay Z's Tidal for its A-list exclusives

According to a new report, Apple is in talks to acquire the streaming service best known for its celebrity tie-ins.

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Spotify has 100 million users but Apple Music remains a threat

Spotify has reached a new milestone, but Apple Music continues to gain paid subscribers by the millions.

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Podcast 508: The ballad of iTunes usability

Glenn and Susie are joined by The iTunes Guy, Kirk McElhearn, for a rousing discussion on why iTunes gives us so much trouble, as well as whether Apple Pay really is faster than those poky chip-and-sign readers.

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BitTorrent Live app to bring peer-to-peer live video to Apple TV

The new app will debut on Apple TV, then migrate to Android, iOS, OS X, and finally Windows.

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Apple denies report it will stop selling iTunes music downloads in as little as two years

A new report claims that Apple is planning to "terminate" iTunes Store downloads in favor of Apple Music streaming.

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Apple Music Connect will reportedly be downgraded in iOS 10

The Apple Music social feature that allows artists to share music and videos directly with listeners won't be as prominent in the upcoming redesign.

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How the Coachella app uses your data in a ‘not creepy’ way

Festival organizers, artists, and app developers all rely on collecting your data to try to figure out the future of live music.

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CBS’s Grammy stream failures are another cautionary tale for live online video

Last night's Grammys were the latest in a long line of streaming event failures.

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Now you can save the songs you hear in Starbucks stores to your Spotify account

A new feature in the Starbucks app lets customers find and save the music they hear in more than 7,500 stores via Spotify.