You can now enjoy Apple Music on your Chromebook

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Apple Music’s latest update on Android finally brings native Chromebook support for the first time.

The release also includes the same user interface changes that were rolled out on iOS last week. Subscribers can access a new Browse tab that designed to make music discovery even easier.

Apple News+ brings you all the magazines for $10 a month

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You can now find your favorite magazines inside Apple News.

A new subscription provides access to a wealth of periodicals from the likes of Vogue, Rolling Stone and The New Yorker. It also features content from The Wall Street Journal and The Los Angeles Times.

You can read as many as you like, as much as you like, for just $9.99 a month.

Apple subscription news service might lack two key players

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Major newspapers including The New York Times and Washington Post are yet to sign up to Apple’s news subscription service, a new report claims.

With less than one week to go, Apple will be working overtime to hammer down partners for its Apple Music-of-publishing service. However, while there are some big names on board, others could be absent.

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Spotify is adding 2x as many monthly subscribers as Apple Music
Spotify is adding 2x as many monthly subscribers as Apple Music
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Hulu cuts price of ad-supported service, but Live TV costs more

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Hulu is now more affordable.
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Hulu has slashed the price of its ad-supported plan, making the service more accessible to budget-conscious consumers.

It’s not all good news, however: Hulu’s Live TV plan, which offers access to more than 60 top channels live and on-demand, is now more expensive. The ad-free Hulu and Hulu + Spotify plans have not been changed.

Netflix hikes prices for U.S. subscribers

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Netflix has confirmed another price hike for subscribers in the United States — its biggest increase since it launched 12 years ago.

The company’s most popular plan, which offers high-definition streaming on up to two different devices simultaneously, will now cost $13 a month, up from $11 a month.

Netflix says it will use the cash to “continue investing in great entertainment.”

Apple stops you playing different music on iPhone and HomePod

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If you want to stream different tracks on different devices from Apple Music, you’ll need two subscriptions. It was previously possible to listen to one track on your iPhone while enjoying another on HomePod in a different room, but not anymore.

Apple says this was a bug — not a feature — and it has finally been fixed.