Apple Music tidbits and tips

Here’s a random collection of Apple Music tidbits and tips. Enjoy!

  • A list of countries where Apple Music and Beats 1 Radio are available. You probably don’t need this, but it’s impressive to scroll through. - Link

  • You may want to reserve your @username on Apple Music (although for now, it only seems to be used for comments on Connect) - Link

  • Speaking of Connect, if it isn’t your thing, you can turn it off … and its tab will be replaced by a playlists tab in the Music app. - Link

  • Here’s how to find the rest of a song’s album in the Music app. - Link

  • Siri has gained some powerful features when it come to music. It’s pretty great. Look here under “Siri” for some things Siri can now do. - Link

  • If the new iTunes icon isn’t to your liking, here’s a beautiful replacement by Sebastiaan de With. - Link

  • In case you need, here’s how to change an app’s icon on OS X. - Link

  • There are three ways to request songs on Beats 1: Twitter, iMessage, call-in. - Link

  • How to listen to Beats 1 shows you’ve missed. - Link

  • Yes, some songs are censored. - Link

  • Apple Music vs. iTunes Match. Bottom line: If you have Apple Music you probably don’t need iTunes Match. - Link

  • HOWEVER, files downloaded from iCloud Music Library (without having an iTunes Match subscription) contain DRM. - Link

  • All the ways to add songs, albums, playlists, and music videos to your library … and how to save them for offline listening. - Link

  • You know those bubbles of genres and artists you pick when first launching the Music app? You can reset your choices and start over. - Link

  • You can only stream Apple Music to one device at a time. - Link

  • That’s going to make it harder to share an iTunes account, popular among spouses, etc. Thankfully, Apple Music offers a family membership plan that covers up to six people for $14.99.

  • But the family membership plan requires using Apple’s Family Sharing feature. - Link

  • So just keep in mind the limitations of Family Sharing. - Link

  • A new iOS 9 beta with Apple Music integration is due next week. - Link

  • If you decide that it isn’t for you, here’s how to turn off Apple Music’s automatic subscription following the trial period. - Link

  • And if you really don’t like the changes, here’s how to put the Music app back its pre-iOS 8.4 state … well, as much as you can. - Link