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Apple has updated its Apple Music tools website with a new interface that allows subscribers to sign in and play full songs, albums, and playlists within embeddable widgets, leading to speculation that the company could be about to introduce an Apple Music web client.

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Signed into a widget on the Apple Music Tools site

Apple has been hosting the tools URL to let artists download Apple Music badges and generate embeddable widgets for promotional use on their own websites and blogs.

Previously it was only possible to play 30-90 second sample tracks in widgets. However, a Reddit user discovered that after logging in with their Apple Music credentials using a sign in button, they were able to search for and listen to full songs, albums, and playlists through the site, as well as add songs directly to their Apple Music library without being kicked out to another app.

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The Apple Music web player, logged in via an iOS device

While it's still not possible to browse your library, create playlists or see what friends are playing on the site, the change does suggest Apple could be preparing a full-fat Apple Music web client to compete with existing offerings from the likes of Spotify.

You can learn whether Apple announces that a web player is in the works today and keep abreast of all other Apple-related developments at WWDC right here at MacRumors.
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Article Link: Apple Music Embeddable Web Player Widget Updated to Let Subscribers Sign in and Play Full Tracks, Albums, and Playlists
 

Steve121178

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How about bumping the quality of the streams? And does anyone else get tracks on playlists playing at wildly different volume levels? So annoying.
 
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Steve121178

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No actually not and I use Apple Music for 1+ year now. Do you have it on the Mac or iOS devices?

I use Apple Music on iOS, Mac & CarPlay.

The volume levels on a huge number of tracks are not consistent (especially older tracks from the 90's, 80's etc). It has nothing to do with my car, Mac, iPhone or iPad. The problem is the source.
 
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DonRivella

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I never liked Soundjam, and I could never fully warm up to iTunes, neither.

Charlie Brooker once referred to iTunes as a binary turd, and I think he was spot on.
 
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tearzyo

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I'm very hopeful for more iCloud apps. Like iMessage. Now when they moved messages to the cloud, it should be very easy to implement a web-app for it.

Also, the sorting options for Apple Music and other iCloud based apps, should get a rework and a lot more features.
 
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Mac-lover3

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I use Apple Music on iOS, Mac & CarPlay.

The volume levels on a huge number of tracks are not consistent (especially older tracks from the 90's, 80's etc). It has nothing to do with my car, Mac, iPhone or iPad. The problem is the source.
Could you tell me 2 specific songs where you have this?
 
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Yvan256

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I use Apple Music on iOS, Mac & CarPlay.

The volume levels on a huge number of tracks are not consistent (especially older tracks from the 90's, 80's etc). It has nothing to do with my car, Mac, iPhone or iPad. The problem is the source.

Your older tracks are not the problem. The problem is that new music is being compressed to have maximum loudness, sometimes to the point of having the audio clipping out.
 
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atoqir

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Things I hope for this evening:

- add 'Music' to iCloud.com to enable listening music on any device without the need for the buggy mess called iTunes
- add 'Messages' to iCloud.com to enable messages on any device without the need for your own signed in Mac
- dark mode for at least Apple Music

The need to have "native local installed" apps for mobile services like messages and music is so 2012.
 
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tonyr6

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Update it is working.
Edit I was able to play the first song then it gave me a unknown error but I am sure that there will be a full web player soon.
 

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Mac-lover3

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Spotify is better.
I have used both, but jumped ship when Apple came with the student discount and I have to say that in the beginning I hated Apple Music. Now? It's gotten better and better. The 'For You' has finally (after a couple months) found what I like and stopped suggesting 100% Rap/Hip-Hop music, but is now spot on. Playlists are finally increasing drastically and updating frequently. Also the way Spotify handles local music is dreadful imo. But the two are here to stay and the fact that both are here is good for the consumer.
 
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