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Deciding on Apple Music: what you need to know

Deciding on Apple Music: what you need to know

This morning we're having a peek at Apple Music in the wild for the first time. While we've gotten an opportunity to use the service earlier this year at Apple's developer conference WWDC, this is the first we're getting to use the service just like everybody else. Our first question is undoubtedly yours, as well: does it make sense for me to give up the streaming music service I already use to start subscribing to Apple Music instead? Deciding whether or not to use the music service built-in to your device as made by its creator is a decision most high-end smartphone users have to make at some point in their lives - why not now?

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Rhapsody now streams full tracks inside Twitter app

Rhapsody now streams full tracks inside Twitter app

You’ve probably seen tweets with links to songs, but playing one in-line will be new to many. Today, Rhapsody is announcing they’re letting twitter users share roughly 32 million tracks, which can be played back without leaving the Twitter app. People who may not have Rhapsody accounts can listen to the full track for free, too. Even better, each play will feed the artist royalties, which could bring a new monetization for ‘viral’ songs. The new feature takes effect today.

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Chromecast support hits Rhapsody and Napster

Chromecast support hits Rhapsody and Napster

Starting today, the Android versions of the apps Rhapsody and Napster will be available for Chromecasting. This means that the apps themselves are able to attach to the Google-made dongle device for your television and "Cast" their content. Once you’ve sent the signal, your television will show the music track of your choice, and you’ll be free to continue doing what you wish on your smartphone or tablet.

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Rhapsody optimizes its app for Windows Phone 8

Rhapsody optimizes its app for Windows Phone 8

Rhapsody has just lauched an updated version of its mobile app, version 3.0, that's optimized for Windows Phone 8. It is most likely competing with the likes of Spotify, who released a Windows Phone 8 app of its own a little over week ago. The updated app looks very sleek, but aesthetics isn't the only thing it has improved on. It comes with a variety of new features that also improves your music listening experience as a whole.


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Rhapsody comes to Ford and Lincoln vehicles through SYNC AppLink

Rhapsody comes to Ford and Lincoln vehicles through SYNC AppLink

While we've got all sorts of cool little gadgets to check out here at CES, a number of car manufacturers are also showing off whats new with their vehicles. One of these car manufacturers is Ford, which today announced that Rhapsody will soon be available in Ford and Lincoln vehicles equipped with SYNC AppLink. This is the first time Rhapsody has been fully integrated with vehicles, so this is certainly pretty big for the popular music streaming service.

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Rhapsody finally launches iPad app

Rhapsody finally launches iPad app

Yesterday Rhapsody finally got around to launching its streaming music app for the iPad and the iPad mini. Rhapsody claims that the new app is its most visually stunning Rhapsody experience yet. IPad users will just be glad they can finally listen to the streaming music service on the Apple tablets. Rhapsody promises that the new app was designed with speed in mind and has significantly improved playback speed.

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My Favorite Music Service

My Favorite Music Service

I have tried them all. I have been using Pandora since the early days, and I pay for the premium Pandora service. I tried, for at least a month each and often more, all of the old guard of the streaming music services. Rhapsody. Napster. Slacker Radio. I owned a Zune HD, and subscribed to Zune, and when I bought my first Windows phone, I subscribed again to give it a second try. When Spotify got hot, I tried it for a while, sharing playlists and music. I have tried Rdio and Last.fm. I’ve spent time on Turntable. For a couple days, I even used Ping. But there is one online music service that is my favorite by far. I’ve been using it for almost a year, and it’s actually gotten better since I started. I listen at work on my desktop, on my smartphone while I’m exercising, and in my car on my stereo.

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Rhapsody, other streaming music sites told to pull Paul McCartney

Rhapsody, other streaming music sites told to pull Paul McCartney

Paul McCartney, who continues to believe he's somehow better and more important than any other living musician, has decided to sever his ties with streaming music services like Rhapsody. This means anyone wanting to download a McCartney tune will need to pay for each individual MP3 track. It was surprising that McCartney ever decided to grant licensing rights to the subscription-based all-you-can-eat services in the first place.

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