Apple appears to be killing off iTunes , bringing an end to one of the most popular apps in history. For nearly 20 years, iTunes has been the primary way for people to buy, organise and listen to music. It was unveiled in and has powered generations of music listeners, as well as being associated with the rise of both the iPod and the iPhone. It also came to represent a way of listening — buying songs and organising them in a local library — that has largely become surpassed by streaming. Apple will kill off the traditional version of iTunes to embrace that new streaming future with an app built to allow users to listen to music, according to a report from Bloomberg, which echoes a series of other leaks.
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The giants of streaming offer a lot for music and podcast fans alike. Let's see how they compare on price, catalog, features and more. Apple Music and Spotify are the two biggest names in music streaming. Part of your choice comes down to where you listen -- so figuring out which one has the best smart speaker support is essential if you're enjoying music at home. But other factors such as music discovery and stream quality can be just as important if not more for keen music fans. This comparison is updated periodically with new information. Spotify is the most flexible option if you want to stream songs without paying, because it has a free, ad-supported tier. You can use Spotify across different devices from smart speakers to game consoles to phones.
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Apple singlehandedly turned the digital music marketplace on its head when it launched the iTunes Store in Since then, the iTunes Store has evolved into Apple Music , a music streaming service to compete with the likes of Spotify, Tidal, and other services. Our guide to everything Apple Music can help set the record straight. What the heck is this thing? Apple Music combines subscription-based music streaming with global radio-like programming. The Music app, which is how you use the service, comes pre-installed on all new iPhones, iPads, iPod touches, and Macs. You can also access Apple Music on the web at music. Not at all.