Apple Music has become official from Wednesday and much to the delight of Indian music lovers, it is operative in India as well. Though the app is best-suited for iOS, it can also be operated in Mac or Windows PC and at a reasonable rental price, states TechRadar.
Apple Music in India
Compatibility to multiple operating system is undoubtedly one of the major reasons of its popularity among the users, the subscription price is also quite attractive.
Unlike other apps of the company, Apple Music is available at a much cheaper rate of Rs.120 per month for single-user and Rs.190 for sharing between six people of a family. Though the price of the single-user subscription is a bit higher compared to the other music apps like Gaana, the family subscription is quite reasonably priced.
Not just that, Apple is also offering a three month’s free trail for the users. That means, there is no need to pay before using the app. Download it and use it. If you find the features to be useful and the library to have a collection that you want to listen, then only pay for the app from the fourth month. Though users need to provide all their credit details at the time of downloading the app, they can put off automatic update, if they do not want to be charged from the fourth month.
First there was Pandora – a beautiful creation that let us discover brand new music through online streaming. And then, quite a few other websites followed suit, some of the bigger successes among these including Spotify, iHeartRadio and Songza. But with faster mobile browsing features, music streaming turned into apps, both free and paid. However, the world of music streaming just got a whole lot bigger with none other than Apple dropping hints that it could enter the arena too.
Even though confirmation is yet to come by, this news caused Pandora’s shares to take a hit of 16 percent. But just how big of a playing field is the music streaming business? Of course, Nokia tried to get in on the action through Nokia Music features on its smartphones, but its exclusivity limits its business potential. The latest version lets users stream music from over 150 Nokia-created playlists, create their own playlists, and even listen to music offline.
And then there was the recent announcement by prepaid carrier Cricket about including unlimited music from Muve as part of its plans for Android users. Starting from $50 and going up to $70, these plans even offer unlimited talktime and data connectivity options to users. The company states its move came after surveying its users on what they felt was the most vital experience they expected from their smartphones, to which the users indicated the need for music.
Although music streaming for web browsers and more recently, smartphones by way of apps, is ever increasing in popularity as of now, we wonder what will happen once Apple enters and changes the game, just like it has done to so many other aspects of our lives.… Read the rest
Apple’s AirPlay technology gained fame in 2004, when it was first introduced in the iOS devices. The AirPlay technology let users stream videos, games, picture etc from iOS devices to HDTV, speakers and other devices that support AirPlay such as Apple TV over the use of a wireless connection.
Now according to a report in the Telegraph, Apple is working on to bring some big change to give users an enhanced and improved experience to how they listen to music over iOS devices.
Along with rumors of a new iPad Mini and iPhone 5, Apple might also announce the launch of a new feature update called “AirPlay Direct” on September 12th.
“AirPlay Direct” is believed to let users stream music from their iOS devices wirelessly to speakers without the use of any Wi-Fi connection.
The upgraded “AirPlay Direct” would eventually make things simpler for users and will let them stream media for iOS users as they now don’t have to be on the same network as an Airplay device.
Although Apple’s Airplay has great quality than Bluetooth streaming for music, the new feature is reported to have some more quality improvements.
Apple is also likely to pair the new Airplay functionality with the latest smaller dock connectors, which the firm is rumored to take out in future.… Read the rest