Benjamin Mayo. But Apple has also taken the time to work on some pretty big feature improvements for many of its core apps. One of these is the Music app. Apple continues to aggressively compete against Spotify in the streaming music race, and iOS 14 takes that one step further. Firstly, Apple Music supports the new widget features of iOS The Music app provides a Recently Played widget that features recently played albums and playlists. You can tap on the widget to launch the Music app and start playing the displayed music.
iOS 14: What’s new in Apple Music
Apple Music Overview Updated August 24, It allows users to access 50 million tracks instantly. Music can be downloaded for offline listening, as well as streamed from the cloud. In September of , Apple also launched a beta version of a web app. Alongside the streaming music service, Apple introduced an always-on streaming radio service called Beats 1. If you are considering switching from Spotify , be sure to read our comparison article. If you wanted to buy it as an Apple Music subscriber, you could just purchase it on iTunes and then it would be automatically added to your Apple Music library.
Apple's streaming music service
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Apple Music is a powerful candidate in the music streaming world but not one that stands head and shoulders above the rest. With a few tweaks here and there, it will surely become a more compelling option. As of , 72 million people use Apple Music. That may be a lot less than the million subscribers on Spotify Premium , but for a service that's only been around for five years, that's impressive. And Apple Music has become increasingly important to Apple over the years — especially since it replaced iTunes in Even Android users can use the service, which might come as a surprise when Apple likes to wall-off its hardware and services — and in the name of spreading the Apple love, its music service is even supported on Amazon Echo speakers.