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by Razvan Serea
iTunes is a free application for Mac and PC. It plays all your digital music and video. It syncs content to your iPod, iPhone, and Apple TV. And it's an entertainment superstore that stays open 24/7.
Organize your music into playlists Edit file information Record compact discs Copy files to an iPod or other digital audio player Purchase music and videos on the Internet through the built-in iTunes store Run a visualizer to display graphical effects in time to the music Encode music into a number of different audio formats. Download: iTunes 12.10.10 (32-bit) | 169.0 MB (Freeware)
Download: iTunes 12.10.10 (64-bit) | 192.0 MB
Link: Apple iTunes Website
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By Abhay V
Apple Music TV brings a 24-hour music video streaming service for free in the U.S.
by Abhay Venkatesh
Apple today launched ‘Apple Music TV’, a new 24-hour free music streaming service in the U.S. that serves up a constant stream of music videos and other related content such as “exclusive new music videos and premieres, special curated music video blocks, and live shows and events as well as chart countdowns and guests”. The service is being made available on the Apple Music and Apple TV apps.
Apple Music TV can be found in the Browse tab of the apps and premiered this morning with the top 100 songs streamed in the U.S. on Apple Music. The platform also serves as a launchpad for new content. On October 22, the service will stream a celebration of Bruce Springsteen's “Letter to You” album that includes an interview by Zane Lowe, Apple Music’s radio station anchor, and “a special livestream fan event”.
On Friday, October 23, there will be two new “exclusive video premieres” at 9 AM PT that include Joji’s “777” and Saint Jhn’s “Gorgeous”. The company adds that the channel will premier new videos every Friday during that time.
The firm also says in the announcement that its original content like concert films, interviews, and documentaries will also "have a home on Apple Music TV”. The service looks to be aimed at rivals such as YouTube and Vevo. It will be interesting to see how the Cupertino giant expands Apple Music TV and what other content makes it to the platform.
By Usman Khan Lodhi
iOS users can finally add music to their Snaps
by Usman Khan Lodhi
Snapchat tested the ability to add popular music in Snaps in New Zealand and Australia and promised the feature would be brought to more regions this fall. The firm is now making good on that promise, as it has added a new music feature called 'Sounds' which lets users add songs that will play alongside their posts. The feature is presently available to all iOS users globally, and it is not known when it would be rolling out on Android devices.
Users can add a music clip to their snap after browsing through a selection of songs, and when their friends view the snap, they can swipe up to view information about the song or open it in a streaming app.
For now, there are limited tracks available, including Justin Beiber's "Lonely" that is being featured exclusively in the app. Though the music selection on Snap isn't as extensive as users would find on Instagram or TikTok, Snap signed multi-year deals with music labels, so the firm can add to its catalog over time.
Snap is also working on letting users create custom sounds to add to their stories, and the feature will be "rolling out globally in the coming months."
YouTube Music rolls out new features on smart TVs
by Paul Hill
YouTube has announced several new features for YouTube Music on smart TVs, they include being able to access saved playlists and liked songs and improved artwork making it easier to find the music you like. Today’s announcement follows several YouTube Music integration announcements for smart displays, Google Maps, Waze, and Google's various speakers.
There are several new features launching today. Features available on all smart TVs include:
If you have an Android TV OS device or the new Chromecast with Google TV, you’ll also benefit from the following additions:
Google said it’s not going to stop with these updates; in the coming months, it will allow YouTube Music Premium users to continue playing music in the background even if they’ve exited the app, similar to the mobile app’s functionality. If you’ve not used YouTube Music yet, Google says you can find it in the YouTube app on smart TVs.
By Usman Khan Lodhi
Spotify makes it easier to add friends to collaborative playlists
by Usman Khan Lodhi
Encouraged by remote collaboration amidst the coronavirus pandemic, Spotify, which recently revealed that it had amassed 138 million paying users, is making a few changes to its Collaborative Playlist feature in an attempt to make it easier to use.
Spotify believes that Collaborative playlists can help users swap podcast recommendations and latest music discoveries. The changes include the addition of a new Add User button in the playlist header so contributors can be quickly added. Additionally, avatars of all contributors will be displayed in the header, and each track or podcast episode will have the avatar for whoever added it to the playlist.
To make a Collaborative Playlist, users need to go to Your Library > Playlists and select an existing playlist they want to collaborate on. Using the Add user button in the header, they can make the playlist collaborative, and start inviting their friends through social media, messaging apps, or by copying and pasting the link.
The firm is also encouraging users to take another step by listening to the "masterpiece" they created using Spotify's Group Session beta feature, which lets users invite up to four friends to join a session to listen to a playlist or a podcast at the same time. However, Group Sessions beta is only available to Premium subscribers.