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Music streamer Tidal adds Siri support (but not for HomePods)


Tidal finally added Siri support, but not for your HomePod or HomePod mini.
Tidal finally added Siri support, but not for your HomePod or HomePod mini.
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Music streaming service Tidal rolled out its long-awaited Siri integration Wednesday. Subscribers can ask Apple’s voice assistant to play songs, playlists, albums and more on the platform.

That’s great if you play music on an iPhone, iPad or Mac. But the Siri integration with Tidal doesn’t extend to HomePod or HomePod mini, unfortunately.

Stay entertained during quarantine with these 5 great apps


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These premium apps can turn the tables on a boring and unproductive lockdown.
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We’re all likely to be stuck at home this winter, so we might as well make the most of it. With five great apps, the Epic Entertainment at Home App Bundle will keep you entertained, secure and private through next summer and beyond. You can even learn new languages while you’re holed up.

Tidal one-ups Apple Music with even better student deal


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Tidal today one-upped Apple Music with an even better student deal. Its 50% discount now extends to high-schoolers — not just college attendees.

Qualifying members will pay just $4.99 a month for Premium access, or $9.99 a month for the Hi-Fi plan. The discount is available to new and existing subscribers who verify their student status.

iOS 13 opens door for Spotify to use Siri


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Jamming out on Spotify using Siri is finally possible.
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One of the best features on Apple Music could soon make its way onto Spotify thanks to iOS 13.

Apple is finally making it possible for Spotify and other music, podcast and audio apps to use Siri. Not being able to integrate with HomePod or Siri were two of Spotify’s many complaints in a recent open letter slamming Apple. When iOS 13 comes out that will finally be possible.

So much for Tidal! Jay-Z and Beyoncé’s joint album already on Apple Music


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This is the power couple's first joint album.
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Jay-Z may be the founder of Tidal, but it seems that he still cares more about streaming numbers than he does about long-term exclusives for this streaming company. At least, that’s the big takeaway from the fact that his joint album with wife Beyoncé is already available on Apple Music.

The album, titled Everything is Love, debuted on Tidal as a very short-lived exclusive over the weekend. Along with Apple Music, the new album is also available on iTunes, Spotify’s premium tier, Google Play, Amazon Music, and more.

Lack of cash could kill Jay-Z’s Tidal music service next year


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Jay Z's got 99 problems, and Apple Music is one.
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One of Apple’s biggest competitors in the music streaming business is about to bite the dust.

Tidal, the music streaming service owned by Jay-Z, is allegedly facing some serious money problems. According to a new report, user growth has stalled too making the company’s cash problems even worse.