In traditional Apple fashion, the company has been coy on stats and barely gave the service any attention during its big iPhone event last month.
The Apple Music service that is popular in the U.S.is now offered in China as well. When Eddie Cue & Co. unveiled the new service at Apple’s Worldwide Developer’s Conference in June, I barely paid attention. Our world class music experts have programmed an abundance of playlists for any genre or activity, in addition to creating hand-crafted radio stations powered by Apple Music’s extensive music catalog. Apple Music will enable artists to reach out to their fans through Connect.
Apple users who until now had the possibility to enjoy using this new service for free will no longer be able to access it without paying a subscription fee.
Apple’s service promises personalized music recommendations in its “For You” tab, while Spotify uses a feature called “Discover” to help people find new music.
For the original wave of trial users, customers who did not opt out began to receive their first bills for the service on Wednesday.
Hit up the face icon in the top left, and you’ll be presented with your account page, after which you should tap on “View Apple ID“.
It will give you the date there when you will start being charged, also offering the two different types of membership on offer should you wish to carry on your subscription.
Among the changes Apple has made to the mobile operating system is a new setting that makes the device always stream music at the highest quality level, even when the music is being streamed via cellular data signals (as opposed to “free” wi-fi signals). After that you’re done. Before the first batch of subscribers was set to renew, Apple sent out emails to users that turned off the auto renewal option, according to Apple Insider.
When it comes to canceling on your phone, click on the Apple Music app and go to Manage in the Subscriptions section. The tech giant upended the music industry with its iTunes service, but its song download business is declining as more people choose to get their music through streaming services such as Spotify, Pandora and Rdio. That people have to be convinced to pay for music shows how much music has been devalued in the eyes of the public since the dawn of the Napster age.
And forget asking Siri. But she plays dumb when you talk of leaving it.