Apple Music to Support Saving Playlists and Songs for Offline Listening

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Apple today announced Apple Music, a new all-in-one app and service for discovering and listening to music. Apple Music includes a streaming music service that delivers on-demand music for $9.99 per month, much like Apple's existing Beats Music service.


Many users have wondered whether Apple Music will allow for song downloads for offline listening, and the answer to that question is yes. Apple did not give details on offline listening during its keynote event or press release, but according to an Apple representative that spoke to Re/code, content from Apple Music can be added to a playlist for offline listening.
"As an Apple Music member you can add anything from the Apple Music library -- a song, an album or a video -- to your collection," Apple said in a statement to Re/code. "And that's just the warm-up act. From there you can create the perfect playlist from anything you've added. You can save it for offline listening and take it on the road."
Offline listening is also listed as a feature available on Apple's new Apple Music page, which details what you get with an Apple Music membership. Apple Music subscribers will also get unlimited skips when listening to Apple Music radio stations, the ability to play and save Connect content, and the ability to add Apple Music content to one's music library.

Apple Music will launch to the public on June 30, as part of iOS 8.4. It is priced at $9.99 per month for individuals and $14.99 per month for a family of up to 6.

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akm3

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Sounds good as a competitor to spotify.

one thing they DIDN'T mention was how deep the library was? I got the impression that it was NOT "everything for sale on iTunes" or they would have emphasized that.

So what is missing other than the Beatles and Taylor Swift?
 

Freshmixture

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Sounds good as a competitor to spotify.

one thing they DIDN'T mention was how deep the library was? I got the impression that it was NOT "everything for sale on iTunes" or they would have emphasized that.

So what is missing other than the Beatles and Taylor Swift?
Real, REAL good point here
 

blairh

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They don't mention how much you can save for offline use. Spotify has a 3,333 song limit. Rdio is unlimited.
 

jbryant705

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there was NO mention of the state of iTunes Match in the keynote? is uploads now unlimited with the new service or what?
In one place the FAQ makes it sound like iTunes Match is included. Then lower it says they're two separate services that compliment each other. I'm confused.
 

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djcode24

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In one place the FAQ makes it sound like iTunes Match is included. Then lower it says they're two separate services that compliment each other. I'm confused.
hmmm, i do hope it's now unlimited since I get music from Bandcamp and Beatport mostly (I am a DJ)
 

LordBeelzebub

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Sounds good as a competitor to spotify.

one thing they DIDN'T mention was how deep the library was? I got the impression that it was NOT "everything for sale on iTunes" or they would have emphasized that.

So what is missing other than the Beatles and Taylor Swift?
Most likely, just like every other music service, they can only play songs from artists they obtained a license to play.
 

Bevz

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Sounds good as a competitor to spotify.

one thing they DIDN'T mention was how deep the library was? I got the impression that it was NOT "everything for sale on iTunes" or they would have emphasized that.

So what is missing other than the Beatles and Taylor Swift?
When i first read your post i thought, no, you're wrong because it clearly says ANYTHING from the Apple Music Library.... And then i realised "Apple Music Library" may not be the same as "iTunes Music Library" - Doh!
If that's the case someone should sue them under the trades descriptions act as that's false advertising!
 

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In one place the FAQ makes it sound like iTunes Match is included. Then lower it says they're two separate services that compliment each other. I'm confused.
I think it means iTunes match is included with Apple Music, but you can still buy iTunes match separately (as it's a LOT cheaper than the full Apple Music).
 
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macduke

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But can those offline songs then be synced to the Apple Watch? They should be able to and that would finally give me a reason to buy some Bluetooth headphones.
 
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