Apple Launches 'Free on iTunes' Section With Free TV and Music Downloads

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    Apple today added a new "Free on iTunes" section in the iTunes Store, featuring free downloads of songs and full length TV episodes. The section replaces Apple's "iTunes Single of the Week", which previously offered free songs from popular and indie music artists.

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    Currently, Apple is offering full-length TV episodes from shows including Fox's Backstrom, Syfy's 12 Monkey's, Disney Channel's KC Undercover, and MTV's Eye Candy. On the music side, Apple is offering downloads from artists such as Purity Ring, Jauz, Asking Alexandria, and Guster.

    Apple's "Free on iTunes" section is live now, and it is likely that the company will offer new content every week as it has done with the iTunes Single of the Week and its App of the Week section.

    Update: The new section appears to be U.S.-only for the time being.

    Article Link: Apple Launches 'Free on iTunes' Section With Free TV and Music Downloads
     
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    I was certain that Single of the Week wasn't actually dead. This is good.
     
  4. eastamherstbias macrumors 6502

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    What about all the people who complained nonstop about the free days of christmas, u2 and free singles. They take them away and you still complain about how could Apple take this way. Now, They add a different free service and I am sure complaints will follow. I am guessing if they gave everyone a free Mac Mini you (society) would complain it is not a iMac.....
     
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    The amount of great artists and dope music I've come across over the years with the Free Singles was an important pastime for me as a youngster from the onset of the iTunes store up through the first few years of college (until I started working at the college radio station and had my pickings of virtually anything and everything, as well as the explosion of the music blog scene). I'll always put the Free Single section as an important portion of my music discovery that led me to a career in music. I'm very glad Apple is continuing this. Even if they don't know it, that little section had an impact on this little musician...
     
  6. ItWasNotMe macrumors regular

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    But not in the UK

    Following the link...
     

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    Yeah, the article doesn't say it but it's only for US customers. Can we add that to the article/title before we get multiple comments?
    k thx bye.
     
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    This explains why they stopped free song of the week a lot better that 'apple is cheap' does.
     
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    Don't really have time to listen through the whole songs yet since I'm at work, but judging from the previews there are some good tunes in there. :)
     
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    Awesome a free pilot for Dwight Schrute's new show. We'll see if it's any good!
     
  12. jlucas macrumors newbie

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    Great....another American article author who took the ,,,"we are the world" song a little too literally. ...sheesh. Please add some kind of comment early in the article that it's US only.
     
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    I'm glad the free music isn't gone. I've discovered many artists this way!
     
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    Great News.


    This is a chance to get a few more songs than just the 2...not sure if this will be updated weekly, or monthly though but nice to get a mix of tunes rather than just one songs in a genre you may not prefer.

    Kudos
     
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    I hope they do it at least monthly!
     
  17. urbanslaughter macrumors regular

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    Omg, omg!!!

    The Tobias Jesso, Jr. Song, How Could you Babe, is not available in US store. How dare you Apple! How dare you MacRumors! You are all horrible people for making me read this article and making me click over to iTunes only to discover this lack of availability. It's just like you to act like your country is the only country in the world and fail to realize there are 330 million Americans who buy music too!

    That's how I'm supposed to respond when something isn't available in my country's iTunes store correct? :rolleyes:
     
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    The list of U.S. free songs, with artists, titles, links, and genres, can be found in the Free iTunes 2015 thread.
     
  21. 2010mini macrumors 68040

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    Thank the entertainment industry that want separate negotiations for each region.
     
  22. Antares macrumors 68000

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    Umm....good doesn't cut it. This is great!

    I have loved getting all the free content, over the years.
     
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    It is possible to have more than 1 account, in more than 1 country.
     
  25. Slix macrumors 6502a

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    Really happy when I found out about this. I was upset when I realized the Single of the Week songs were done away with, but this seems to be a good replacement. :)
     

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