Category: Apple Music

How to Play Music on HomePod Mini

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The Apple HomePod Mini and HomePod is quite popular, and for many users it’s their first smart speaker. If you’re new to these devices, you may be unfamiliar with how some of the basics works, like playing music on HomePod mini.


Considering that one of the main selling points of the HomePod is high-fidelity audio for its size, listening to music with the speaker is a worthwhile feature to understand. We’ll walk through music selection and playback using Siri on the HomePod Mini and Homepod. Don’t worry, the learning curve is short.

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How to Remove Linked Devices for Apple Purchases on PC & Mac

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Do you sign in to your Apple ID on a lot of different devices, let’s say your iPhone, several Mac’s, a few Windows machines, an old PC, an older iPhone or iPad or two, or even an Android device? If so, you may want to check out how many devices are associated with your account, and remove any device that you longer use or own.

Typically, when you sign in with your Apple account on a device and use it to make purchases or activate subscriptions, the device becomes associated with your Apple ID. Although there’s no need to associate a new device to purchase…

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How to Export Your Entire Spotify Library for Free

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There are many reasons to move away from Spotify. Apple Music now has lossless audio at a cheaper rate. If you use Amazon Prime, Prime Music comes free; if you have an Echo smart speaker, it’s the cheapest way to stream your music. Spotify doesn’t have music by Neil Young or Joni Mitchell. No matter the reason,…

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How to View & Remove Apps that Can Access Your Apple Music

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Did you know that some third-party apps installed on your iPhone or iPad can access your Apple Music library? Of course, they can only access it if you granted access for some reason, but you may have forgotten about it. Thankfully, it’s pretty easy to check all the apps that have access to your Apple Music, and if you wish, to remove access for those apps too.

Apple Music is one of the most popular music subscription services out there utilized by millions of iOS, ipadOS, and macOS users. Some apps may request permission to access your Apple Music…

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How to Set Default Music App on iPhone & iPad

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Have you ever wished to use a different music app other than Apple Music for your Siri song requests? In that case, you’re in for a treat because you can now set the default music app that’ll be preferred by your iPhone and iPad for music searches. It’s actually very simple to set up.

It’s no surprise that Apple puts their in-house music streaming service over the competition like Spotify, YouTube Music, Amazon Prime Music, and others. Typically, when you ask Siri to play a song, it uses Apple Music to get it done and this cannot be more frustrating to…

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How to Use Low Data Mode for Apple Music on iPhone

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A lot of people use Apple Music while on the go from an iPhone, and this typically requires using cellular data. Since cellular bandwidth is often limited, you may be interested in preserving your cellular data and using Low Data Mode for Apple Music.

Apple Music’s streaming quality tops out at 256 kbps, which means that at the high-quality setting, you’d approximately consume a little above 5 MB of data for a three-minute song. Depending on how much music you listen to using cellular, this could be a lot especially if your monthly data allowance is low. By…

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How to Block Apple Music from Using Cellular Data on iPhone

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Do you want to stop Apple Music from accessing your cellular data? Maybe, you want to make sure it doesn’t exhaust your iPhone monthly data allowance?

Apple Music may not consume large amounts of data like a video streaming platform, but it can still have a noticeable impact on your cellular data usage since a three-minute song consumes over 5 MB of data. Since cellular data is really expensive in most parts of the world, a lot of people would want to avoid streaming music over LTE or 5G.

By blocking cellular access for the Music app, you don’t have to…

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How to Use Apple Watch as Music Remote on Mac or PC

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Do you listen to music a lot using iTunes on a Windows PC, or the Music app on your Mac? If you also own an Apple Watch, you’ll be pleased to know that you can control the music playback right from your wrist. That’s right, if your Mac or PC is out of your reach, you can effortlessly use your Apple Watch instead to change what music is playing on the computer.

Apple Watch has a built-in Remote app, just like the iTunes Remote that’s available for iOS and iPadOS devices. This app can be used to control the music playback on not only iTunes on Windows, but…

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How to Enable Automatic Downloads for Music on Mac

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Do you listen to a lot of music on your Mac when you’re browsing, working on your documents, or doing anything else? In that case, you may be interested in learning about the Music app’s automatic downloads feature that allows you to store your songs locally for offline listening.

Apple Music subscribers get access to an extremely handy feature called iCloud Music Library which allows them to conveniently store their entire song collection on the cloud and sync it across all the Apple devices that are logged in to the same iCloud account. By default, when…

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How to Post Apple Music Lyrics as Instagram Stories

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Being able to share your favorite songs with friends via Instagram stories is great, but this is something Apple Music users didn’t get to experience until recently. However, now that Apple has implemented this feature, they’ve done quite a good job with it.

Spotify has had the ability to share songs as Instagram stories for a while now, but the feature doesn’t do anything special apart from posting the album art and song name along with a Spotify link to it. Apple, on the other hand, has taken this feature up a notch by allowing users to share a part of…

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