Bradley Chambers. Apple Music and Spotify are the dominant players in the streaming music industry. Spotify just announced they have 75 million paid subscribers with million total active users. Apple recently hit 40 million subscribers.
Why is Apple ending iTunes?
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Don't worry -- Apple isn't taking away your tunes. It'll be a shock for loyal iTunes users who, for 18 years, learned to rely on the app for everything from syncing their iPhones to building playlists and buying songs. Apple's shifting strategy may be jarring for longtime users, but music fits squarely into the tech giant's portfolio of premium experiences that keep loyal users invested in the brand's ecosystem. For a company initially focused on hardware, iTunes was one of Apple's first major successes in this area. People who had bought music from Apple were less likely to stray. Now, Apple is betting that Apple Music help juice Apple's further push into software and services. Nevertheless, closing down iTunes raises big questions for those who have built up musical collections over the years.
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Subscribe to Apple Music to access millions of songs, get music recommendations, and so much more. You can also go to music. Apple Music isn't a back up service. Sign in with the Apple ID and password that you use to make purchases. If you're asked for a verification code, you have two-factor authentication on your Apple ID. You might be asked to confirm your billing information and might need to add a valid payment method.
If you subscribe to Apple Music, use the Apple Music app to download songs or add them to your library. If you want to buy a song or you don't subscribe to Apple Music, use the iTunes Store. If you don't subscribe to Apple Music or want to buy a song, purchase music from the iTunes Store. Information about products not manufactured by Apple, or independent websites not controlled or tested by Apple, is provided without recommendation or endorsement. Apple assumes no responsibility with regard to the selection, performance, or use of third-party websites or products. Apple makes no representations regarding third-party website accuracy or reliability. Contact the vendor for additional information. Add and download music from Apple Music or buy music from the iTunes Store If you subscribe to Apple Music, use the Apple Music app to download songs or add them to your library. Or on your Android device, open the Apple Music app.