If you subscribe to either Rdio or Spotify, you can instantly turn all the music you tag through Shazam into a playlist.
Tying your Rdio or Spotify account to Shazam not only creates that playlist for you, it lets you to listen to entire songs right inside the Shazam app as well! You have to have a paid subscription to either Spotify or Rdio in order for this to work. You won't be able to play full songs or listen on-demand if you don't. If you aren't sure about a subscription to either service, both offer free trials you can take advantage of first.
iTunes Match is a great way to access all your music from all your devices. It can also free up precious storage space. While music purchases should automatically sync with your iTunes Match subscription, there may be a time or two when music is missing on one device or another. If this ever happens to you, a manual update to iTunes Match from your Mac or Windows PC should do the trick!
After Apple's iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus announcement, U2 took the stage. After that iTunes customers in over 100 countries were told they'd have access to their new album, Songs of Innocence, for free. While some people were excited about that and asking how to download it, others were less than thrilled. My colleague Peter recently expressed his distaste for the situation and while I tend to agree, I also understand some people not wanting to look at an album in their library they aren't interested in.
So here's how to hide it from even showing up not only in iTunes, but on your iPhone and iPad as well!
The Music app that comes built into every iPhone and iPad is responsible not only for storing your music collection from iTunes, it also houses iTunes Match and lets you access iTunes Radio, both of which can eat tremendous amounts of data. And that's not counting any iTunes in the Cloud purchases you may make. If you aren't careful, the Music app can quickly eat through your carrier's data allowance. If this is an issue you've been running into, here are some ways you can curb how much data the Music app consumes!
iTunes Match lets you sync all of your music with iTunes in the Cloud so you can stream it to any iPhone, iPad, or Apple TV without having to take up any physical storage space. While iTunes Match is incredibly convenient when it works, it isn't completely error proof either. Whether it's hanging up while trying to sync music in iTunes or your music isn't showing up on your iPhone or iPad, here are some steps you can take to try and remedy the issue.
Not only can Siri play songs, albums, and playlists from the built-in Music app on your iPhone or iPad, it can also interact with what you're currently playing. Basic commands like play, pause, skip, and shuffle may be easy when you're sitting around casually listening to music, but if you're driving, Siri lets you keep your hands on the wheel.
Sometimes when we're driving or we can't give our undivided attention to looking at our phones, Siri makes it super convenient to get things done. The Music app is no exception and Siri can interact with it in lots of ways, including playing specific songs.
Sometimes when we want to listen to music, we don't always want to listen to a specific artist or album. Instead, we'd rather get a good mix that caters to the mood we are currently in. You can easily ask Siri to play a specific genre for you with the help of iTunes Radio.
iPhones and iPads don't come with an unlimited amount of storage space. One of the biggest culprits when it comes to eating space is music. Sure, the individual files aren't large, but many people have hundreds if not thousands of them in their collections and they can really add up. Deleting music can free up valuable storage space. Whether you're using iTunes in the Cloud to bring down your music or syncing it with iTunes, the process of deleting a song is the same.
The Music app in iOS 7 didn't just come with an all new design, it came with an all new bug that's giving some of us trouble with deleting songs. What's supposed to happen is that you swipe a song, it brings up the delete button, and with a tap the song is gone. Unfortunately, for iTunes in the Cloud, that's sometimes not the case. The good news is all iTunes in the Cloud (and iTunes Match music) is safely backed up to Apple's servers. And that means you can fix the Music app bug with the nuclear option!