iTunes is going places.
Moving to Apple Music from other streaming services
Apple appears to be killing off iTunes , bringing an end to one of the most popular apps in history. For nearly 20 years, iTunes has been the primary way for people to buy, organise and listen to music. It was unveiled in and has powered generations of music listeners, as well as being associated with the rise of both the iPod and the iPhone. It also came to represent a way of listening — buying songs and organising them in a local library — that has largely become surpassed by streaming. Apple will kill off the traditional version of iTunes to embrace that new streaming future with an app built to allow users to listen to music, according to a report from Bloomberg, which echoes a series of other leaks. Previous reports have suggested the new version will be created specifically for Apple Music, rather than being integrated within it. It is likely to keep some of the same features, but drop the older parts of the app that have been accrued over the many years it has been available.
Apple singlehandedly turned the digital music marketplace on its head when it launched the iTunes Store in Since then, the iTunes Store has evolved into Apple Music , a music streaming service to compete with the likes of Spotify, Tidal, and other services. Our guide to everything Apple Music can help set the record straight. What the heck is this thing? Apple Music combines subscription-based music streaming with global radio-like programming.
An appealing streaming service with intelligent curation, a vast catalogue and good sound quality, Apple Music will tempt you to jump ship. Apple Music weathered an initially mixed reaction but, thanks to some excellent iOS redesigns and updates, its paying user base had rocketed to 68 million by the end of Apple Music is available on all Apple devices — it replaced the old Music app on iPhones and iPads and is integrated on Mac laptops — and is also available to download on Android devices.