Tagged with: iTunes

Report: Apple Considering a Major Revamp of the iTunes Music Store

Report: Apple Considering a Major Revamp of the iTunes Music Store

The failure of iTunes Radio to halt the decline of music downloads has prompted Apple Inc. to consider the most dramatic overhaul of its iTunes music store in more than a decade, according to executives familiar with Apple’s internal deliberations. iTunes Radio, which launched in September with much fanfare, so far only ...

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – April 2, 2014

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – April 2, 2014

Which music streaming service do YOU use most often? A recent study found that iTunes Radio, which only launched last September, is now the third-most popular choice for music listeners in the U.S. The survey found that iTunes Radio had already surpassed Spotify and finds itself on the heels of iHeartRadio. The study, which ...

Apple is Testing Related Search Suggestions in App Store

Apple is Testing Related Search Suggestions in App Store

As first noted by developer Olga Osadcha, Apple is testing a related search suggestion feature on the App Store, which started rolling out earlier this week for iPhone users on iOS 7. The new menu, a scrollable bar with suggestions for searches related to the current search, allows users to discover more apps in search by ...

Oink Lets Parents Monitor Kids’ In-App Purchases

Oink Lets Parents Monitor Kids’ In-App Purchases

A 13-year-old with access to his parent's iTunes account can potentially rack up a sizable bill in an afternoon of Candy Crush -- a tab mom might potentially refuse to pay because she didn't authorize the purchase. Payments company Oink has created a solution that lets kids buy what they want, but still stay within mom and ...

iTunes Radio Adds First News Station: NPR

iTunes Radio Adds First News Station: NPR

When iTunes Radio launched last fall, the service was designed for music fans (and music labels). Now it is branching out: National Public Radio is adding the first news station to Apple’s audio streaming service, with more on the way. NPR’s station, which should be live today, will offer a free stream, 24 hours a day, ...

Report: Apple May Launch Spotify-Like Service (and iTunes for Android, Too)

Report: Apple May Launch Spotify-Like Service (and iTunes for Android, Too)

Apple has opened exploratory talks with senior label executives about the possibility of launching an on-demand streaming service that would rival Spotify and Beats Music, according to three people familiar with the talks. Apple is also thinking about adding an iTunes App for Android phones, the Google rival that has been ...

Kickstarter Brings Hundreds of Films to New Room on iTunes

Kickstarter Brings Hundreds of Films to New Room on iTunes

Kickstarter recently launched a new room on iTunes, featuring “hundreds” of films that have launched thanks to the crowdfunding service. Some notable Kickstarter-funded films in the room include Veronica Mars, Gimme the Loot, Indie Game: The Movie, Putty Hill, Trash Dance, and Buzkashi Boys. Kickstarter took the ...

Report: Apple May Spin iTunes Radio Into Standalone iOS 8 App

Report: Apple May Spin iTunes Radio Into Standalone iOS 8 App

In an effort to boost usage of its new streaming music service that launched alongside iOS 7 last fall, Apple is considering changes to iTunes Radio. The Cupertino company is now testing iTunes Radio as a standalone application with iOS 8, according to sources briefed on the plans. iTunes Radio first arrived as a feature ...

Apple Wants More iTunes-Exclusive Albums, Like BEYONCÉ

Apple Wants More iTunes-Exclusive Albums, Like BEYONCÉ

Apple Inc. has begun pressuring the major record companies to offer new releases exclusively through its iTunes store — a move that would initially block availability on streaming services such as Spotify or Beats Music, according to several people familiar with the matter. Apple executives contend that on-demand music ...

Vevo to Stream Apple’s iTunes Festival at SXSW on iOS, Mac, Apple TV

Vevo to Stream Apple’s iTunes Festival at SXSW on iOS, Mac, Apple TV

The video hosting platform Vevo has signed a deal to stream all the performances from artists and bands at Apple’s iTunes Festival at SXSW this year, so that you can take in all the action from the comfort of your own home – or anywhere else, provided you have an Apple device. Announced and starting on Tuesday, and ...