Apple Music is one of the most used music-streaming services out there. Apple has been busy improving its music service since release in an attempt to take on Spotify on the market. In reality, Spotify is the number one music-streaming service with more than 70 million paying subscribers worldwide. And Apple has a lot of work to do to overthrow Spotify out there.
Apple Music is now available in most parts of the world, but it is not attracting customers due to its lack of innovative features and changes. Sources say that Apple is planning something special for its music-streaming service like better support for third-party apps or smarter suggestions. Apple Music now features intuitive user interface and is more visually appealing. Indeed, we now have dedicated sections for For You, Library, Radio, and Search.
If you are an Apple Music subscriber, then there are a lot of handy things you should know about. With that in mind, we made a list of the best Apple Music tips that help you master Apple’s music-streaming service. For some background, Apple Music now costs $5,99 per month for an individual subscription and $8,99 per month for a family plan. If you are a student, you are looking at $2,99 per month.
Import your data to Apple Music
Apple Music allows users to stream their music and podcasts to their devices and listen to their own playlists. In reality, the on-demand streaming feature is not something new out there as it has been part of Spotify, Pandora, or Rdio for years. However, if you are planning to switch from Spotify or others to Apple Music, then you need to make sure your data makes the switch with you.
Fortunately, there is a simple workaround for transferring your streaming data or preferences to Apple Music. All you need to do is to download an app called Stamp, one of the best apps for moving your Spotify playlists to Apple Music. Stamp offers both free and paid versions on the market. However, if you want to enjoy the fully featured version, we suggest you go for the premium plan that starts at $9,99.
The best part is that Stamp works with every popular music-streaming service out there like Spotify, Rdio, Apple Music, Google Play Music, and Deezer. Once you have the app installed on your computer, then go through the steps to set up the app and select the music service you wish to import playlists from. Now just simply follow the instructions to complete the transfer.
Apple Music offers an amazing sound quality, and you now can select your audio output for the type of music you are listening to without the need for any additional software. In reality, Apple Music features an equalizer that offers the best audio output for your favorite tracks. However, it is hidden, so we are here to help.
To access the equalizer settings in Apple Music, launch the Settings app on your iOS device, then select Music and hit Playback. Now just simply select EQ and then select the Presets from the list of options. In iTunes, click on Menu, then hit Window and click Equalizer.
Note that the equalizer settings are only available for iOS Apple Music. We are expecting a wider rollout of the feature in future updates. In reality, Apple Music for Android behaves the same as it currently does on its iOS counterpart. However, there are some differences that affect your experience. The biggest absence is voice controls, a handy feature that allows you to use Siri to control your music. Sources say that lack of voice controls is plausible as Siri is exclusive to Apple devices. Tech experts say that Apple Music will work with more personal assistants in future updates.
High-quality audio on your mobile device
Apple Music allows users to stream music at the highest quality, but it will automatically lower the quality of the audio file if you are using cellular data. This comes in handy as you won’t be charged thousands of dollars to your wireless bills. However, if you want to enjoy your music at its highest quality on the go, then you can enable the Use Mobile Data option.
To do this, open the Settings app on your iPhone, then select Music and hit Streaming & Downloads. After that, select High Quality Over Mobile Network and turn it on. Keep in mind that enabling the option consumes a great amount of your mobile data, so if you are now on a limited data plan, then stay away from it.
Beats 1 radio schedule
One of the best highlights of the Apple Music lies in its Beats 1, a radio station that offers live broadcasts to over 100 countries. All you need to do is to open Apple Music, select Beats 1 and enjoy tons of shows from your favorite artists. The best part is that you now can check the Beats 1 radio schedule so you won’t miss any live shows.
To do this, head over to the official Beats 1 page on Apple Music’s Tumblr. Once you are in, you will be presented with a list of all artists and their show times. Select your desired shows and set a reminder. Besides, you can listen to old Beats 1 shows in Apple Music. To do this, open Apple Music, then select Beats 1 and look for the show you wish to listen to.
These are the best Apple Music tips that help you master Apple’s music-streaming service. Don’t forget to share with us how your experience with Apple Music has been so far in the comments below.