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Apple Music subscriptions explained: The difference between free and paid accounts

Apple Music subscriptions explained: The difference between free and paid accounts

What do you get with a free subscription or a paid one? We break it down. When you sign up for Apple Music, you'll get access to all the features of a paid account for the first three months of your subscription. After those initial 90 days, however, you'll have to choose whether you're going to...
Apple Music vs iTunes Match: What's the difference?

Apple Music vs iTunes Match: What's the difference?

Confused about what you get with Apple Music versus what you get with iTunes Match? With the arrival of Apple Music—and its broad claim to make your library's songs streamable alongside its primary streaming collection—those with iTunes Match accounts might be a wee bit confused as to whether...
How to check if your Mac's songs are uploaded, matched, purchased, or Apple Music DRM-laden

How to check if your Mac's songs are uploaded, matched, purchased, or Apple Music DRM-laden

Can't figure out what Apple Music is doing to your songs on your Mac? Here's how to check. With Apple Music introducing a new form of DRM for its streaming catalog and songs you've re-downloaded from your library, it's easy to get nervous over which songs on your Mac are yours. Here's a quick...
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How to use Up Next in Apple's new Music app

How to use Up Next in Apple's new Music app

Up Next is is like a priority intercept playlist—it lets you listen to music you're suddenly in the mood for without killing the rest of what you had lined up. In the old days, if you were in the midst of a killer mix, but one track led you to remember another not in the mix, you could either...
Apple Music subscriptions explained: The difference between free and paid accounts

Apple Music subscriptions explained: The difference between free and paid accounts

What do you get with a free subscription or a paid one? We break it down. When you sign up for Apple Music, you'll get access to all the features of a paid account for the first three months of your subscription. After those initial 90 days, however, you'll have to choose whether you're going to...
No, Apple is not adding DRM to songs on your Mac you already own

No, Apple is not adding DRM to songs on your Mac you already own

Let's stop the FUD already, okay? Yes, Apple Music has a DRM component. Yes, it sucks, but it's similar to every other streaming service. No, it does not overwrite the files on your Mac to make all your music DRM-laden. For those Googling in a panic, here's the deal. Anything you download...
Want to listen to Apple Music on multiple devices at once? Get a Family plan

Want to listen to Apple Music on multiple devices at once? Get a Family plan

Even without a family, you can use Apple Music's Family plan to play your music on multiple devices at once. If you happen to live in a household where you'd like to be able to listen to Apple Music on multiple devices simultaneously, you can do so by signing up—or switching your Apple Music...
Five hidden shortcuts in the new Music app you need to know!

Five hidden shortcuts in the new Music app you need to know!

Is your iPhone's Music app giving you a headache? Here are five hidden shortcuts that will make your life easier. The new Music app packs a lot of functionality into itty bitty viewing space. As such, there are a lot of features in hidden in small and unusual corners that you might not have been...
Apple Music FAQ: Everything you need to know

Apple Music FAQ: Everything you need to know

Apple Music is here. We've got the beats and the deets. On Tuesday, June 30, Apple unleashed Apple Music in all its glory — Beats 1 radio, a redesigned music app, and more custom playlists than you can shake a stick at. Here's what Apple Music is, what it's not, how it compares to other services...
Can't get Family Sharing in Apple Music to work? Here's the fix!

Can't get Family Sharing in Apple Music to work? Here's the fix!

Feel like Family Sharing is more like family mayhem? Here's how to go about setting it all up. Next to iTunes Match, Apple Music's Family plan seems to be the big point of confusion surrounding the Apple Music launch. How do you set it up? What log ins do you need? What do families share? After...
How to AirPlay Beats 1 from iTunes on the Mac

How to AirPlay Beats 1 from iTunes on the Mac

iTunes 12.2's AirPlay button goes away when Beats 1 is on, but there's still a way to stream it over AirPlay. Right now the AirPlay button in iTunes 12.2 disappears as soon as you connect to Beats 1, the new radio station that launched as part of Apple Music service. If you're accustomed to...
How to sign up and activate an Apple Music family plan

How to sign up and activate an Apple Music family plan

For Apple Music's family plan, you need to set up both Apple Music and Family Sharing. Apple Music's family plan is hooked into iOS and OS X's Family Sharing feature: It lets multiple different Apple IDs share calendars, photos, movies, TV, and music. Previous to Family Sharing, families had to...
How to check if your Mac's songs are uploaded, matched, purchased, or Apple Music DRM-laden

How to check if your Mac's songs are uploaded, matched, purchased, or Apple Music DRM-laden

Can't figure out what Apple Music is doing to your songs on your Mac? Here's how to check. With Apple Music introducing a new form of DRM for its streaming catalog and songs you've re-downloaded from your library, it's easy to get nervous over which songs on your Mac are yours. Here's a quick...

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