An Apple music subscription gives you access to thousands of tracks, and it lets you listen to them in the privacy of your own home, a feature that’s a big plus for musicians and music lovers.
It’s also a big hassle for the millions of people who want to access those songs for free.
But if you’re a hipster, you can still use Apple Music to listen to a playlist of classic hits.
And it’s also worth noting that some of those songs aren’t available for free on Spotify.
So let’s go over what you need to know about Apple Music’s free streaming services.1.
Apple Music is a subscription service.
You can sign up for Apple Music at the iTunes store and pay $9.99 per month.
That’s a bit cheaper than Spotify, which charges $10.99 for unlimited listening and $12.99 annually for all its subscription options.2.
You’ll need a Spotify account.
The service is available to both Android and iOS users.
You will need a free Spotify account to stream your favorite songs.3.
Apple’s free trial period is two weeks.
You don’t have to wait for it to end, but if you do, you’ll need to pay $5.99.4.
You must use a music subscription to listen in the background.
You have to set up an Apple Music account with Spotify.5.
Apple music can only be accessed through Apple’s Music app.6.
You may have to log in each time you want to stream music.
You should be able to use the same Apple ID or Apple Pay account that you use to access Spotify, Apple Music, and iHeartRadio.7.
Apple requires you to subscribe to the service each time.8.
Apple doesn’t offer a pay-what-you-want model for streaming music.
That means you have to pay what you think you’re getting for the song.
Apple is not charging for downloads or streaming.9.
If you want access to the Spotify-exclusive tracks you purchased on Apple Music but not Apple Music itself, you must sign up.
You can sign in to your Apple Music app, then tap the Music icon in the upper-right corner of the screen, and then tap on “Settings.”
If you’re on iOS, tap the “About” button next to “Settings,” and then “General.”10.
Apple has made some tweaks to the music streaming experience.
It now lets you choose whether you want “Free” or “Premium” for music, and offers a “playlists” section with the songs that you want.
If it’s “Premium,” you’ll also see the “All Songs” section in the top bar.
Apple Music is not compatible with iPhones with larger screens, iPads, or iPads with a Touch ID fingerprint reader.11.
If Apple Music doesn’t work for you, you will have to buy another Apple Music subscription.
You could cancel it for free if you want, but Apple will not refund the purchase.12.
Apple offers an annual subscription that includes unlimited music.
If that subscription expires, you’re still able to get more free music through the Apple Music site.
If not, you need an Apple Pay subscription.