After Apple Music was neglected by some of its users (guilty!), ITunes will finally be replaced in the new MacOS Catalina update this fall. As a result, Apple Music, Apple Podcasts, and Apple TV ($ 1
Although three new apps sound complex, Apple has suggested that it breaks iTunes to keep apps fast and focused on what you want to do. That's exactly what happens with your iTunes music collection, but in the end, iCloud syncs all your music, videos and podcasts to all your Apple devices.
Apple has a vision for using Apple Apple Music, Apple TV and Apple podcasts. We know how your Mac organizes all your media.
Apple's music app is the workhorse of your music.
The new music app is your source for listening to songs and watching music videos. The app, which generally shares a name with the Apple Music service, works on all Apple devices, so you can listen to music from any of these devices.
In the Music app is Apple's subscription music service Apple Music (We told you it was confusing). You can use the music app without subscribing to Apple Music. However, if you pay the price of $ 10 per month, many more features will be unlocked. The paid service offers 50 million songs (without any changes), has recommendations and its own library for storing music.
The since 2015 existing service Apple Music is used in its new app (obviously) mainly for music. This will save the music from your iTunes library, but you will not be using the app to sync your new devices – use Finder for this. If you subscribe to iTunes Match, a service that gives you access to all your music (for example, imported CDs), you'll still get these benefits. Match is already integrated in the music app.
With the new update, you can access the Apple Music service and music app on Apple TV and watch the on-screen lyrics.
In iTunes, you paid for individual songs or albums. There's a shop in the music app where you can buy individual songs, but they're subscriptions, much like Spotify. That way, you have access to those millions of songs and matches.
You can test Apple Music for three months before making a decision. Thereafter, subscriptions cost $ 5 per month for students, $ 10 per month for individuals, and $ 15 per month for family groups of up to six.
Apple Podcast is a specialist
As the name implies, Apple Podcast is dedicated to the podcast format and not to the music tracks at all. The app offers over 700,000 recorded TV and radio broadcasts that you can watch, listen and subscribe to for free.
Podcasts are usually broadcast in episodes. You will be notified when new episodes are available as soon as you log in. You can also add podcasts to your library and listen to them offline for free.
Currently, you can listen to podcasts on your iPhone ($ 1,000 at Amazon) iPad ($ 249 at Walmart) and iPod. And if you want to go home and hear the podcast when you come in, you can pick up where you left off on any of your devices (iPhone, iPad, iPod and Mac).
After starting the MacOS update, you can listen to podcasts on your Mac. Until then, you'll need to listen to iTunes, which will remain active until the MacOS Catalina update this autumn.
The Apple TV app is your home for movies and TV shows.
Movies and TV shows are being migrated from iTunes to the Apple TV app, which is currently available on your iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV, but is coming to Mac with the Catalina update.
The Apple TV app lets you stream your favorite TV shows and movies from services like Hulu and Prime Video, and buy and rent movies and shows from here.
Apple will add a new subscription service to the Apple TV Plus app, where the brand collaborates with Hollywood stars to create original content to fight Netflix. What we still do not know is how much this subscription costs or exactly when it's introduced – we just know it's going to be this fall. Also, Netflix will not be part of Apple's streaming service, according to Netflix CEO Reed Hastings.
Like Apple Music and Apple Podcasts, you can watch TV on any device with the Apple TV app. The Apple TV box supports multi-user profiles for family groups.
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