Connect all your streaming audio content between platforms [Deals]

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Easily transfer unlimited music playlists from one streaming platform to another: Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube, Deezer and more.
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In the internet age, we get our music from all kinds of places. A song might be on YouTube but not on Spotify, or maybe you can’t remember whether you bought it on Apple Music or Tidal.

Luckily, there’s a way to cut through the digital musical chaos. This app connects all your streaming services, so you can get the music you want anywhere, any time.

Apple Music app comes to Samsung smart TVs

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Apple Music subscribers can listen to playlists on Samsung smart TVs.
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Apple Music invites people to “Lose yourself in 60 million songs.” Today, you can on a new device – a Samsung smart TV.

Samsung announced Thursday an Apple Music app is now available for its most recent smart TVs. Until the Samsung, an Apple Music app was only available with an Apple TV set-top device.

Nearly 11 million moochers in US stream music illegally

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Apple Music is the one major streamer without a free tier.
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Apple Music and Spotify pushed their paid subscriber numbers to new heights in 2019, but the number of people that share their account passwords is also increasing.

Nearly $1 billion in possible revenue maybe have been lost in 2019 thanks to stream “mooching”, according to a new study that estimates there are 95 million people in the U.S. using a major streaming service.

Spotify might finally get Siri support with iOS 13

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Apple and Spotify might declare a truce.
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Apple might be ready to agree to a truce with Spotify that would allow iOS users to control the rival music streaming service with Siri.

iPhone users have been unable to use Siri and Spotify together even though you can do it with Apple Music. Reports of the negotiations come as Apple is facing more intense scrutiny for anti-trust practices, with Spotify being one of the loudest dissenting voices.

Apple Music showcases its massive high-def library

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Music producers will bring sweeter sounds to the discriminating Apple Music user thanks to a new digital masters initiative for Apple’s burgeoning streaming service.

As Apple phases out iTunes with the launch of a new macOS, it will fold in all Mastered for iTunes tracks and high-definition Apple Music songs into one catalog.

Get access to livestreams of your favorite music festivals [Deals]

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LiveXLive makes it possible to livestream concerts or festivals, and listen to albums, radio stations and more.
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Streaming is the new normal, but live performance remains the most powerful way to experience music. Unfortunately, most of us can’t make it to the best concerts and festivals happening around the world. So why not just stream those too?

Spotify’s fight against increased rates is good for Apple Music

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The #CancelSpotify movement is a win for Apple.
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Spotify’s efforts to avoid paying higher rates is giving Apple Music a big advantage, according to a new report.

Apple is the only major music streaming company that isn’t appealing a decision to increase the rate paid to songwriters. As a result, Apple Music is getting all the love on social media.

Spotify trials new Premium Duo plan for two

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Spotify has started testing a new Premium Duo plan for two.

The bundle offers two Premium subscriptions at a significantly discounted rate. It makes Spotify the only music streaming service to offer a couple’s plan — but it does come with some caveats.