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Spotify is apparently testing a simplified UI for use while driving

Spotify could be aiming at drivers with an upcoming update for its mobile apps if a new report on the user community is believed to be accurate. One user of the music streaming service took to the website to complain about the new UI, which is currently kicking in whenever the smartphone is connected to a Bluetooth speaker with no way for it to be turned off.

According to the post, Spotify support says that this is a test affecting just 3% of users and that it’s designed for car safety, which would make sense given the minimalistic UI. The support team also apparently told the user that the test was only for iOS, even though it was spotted on an Android phone. It seems that the support team wasn’t quite sure what to say, based on the report:

I was also told this was a test for IOS users, which I am not. Then was told it was part of the update. Then was told it was temporary. Then was told “hopefully” it will be fixed in a client update…..so, basically, I’m stuck with this for the foreseeable future.

Spotify is arguably the most popular streaming service worldwide – though Apple Music has quickly been picking up the pace – so it wouldn’t exactly be surprising if the company had learned of cases of accidents related to distractions caused by the app. The simplified driving UI could help minimize those distractions, but activating it for every Bluetooth connection is understandably not what users would want, especially if it can’t be turned off.

Of course, this is just a test, and Spotify could address these issues before a full rollout. As with any experiment, it could also be that the company gives up on its development, but that remains to be seen.

Source from https://www.neowin.net/news/spotify-is-apparently-testing-a-simplified-ui-for-use-while-driving

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Apple Music Error 42587, how to fix

Someone asked that “when he went to play one of his playlists and it would constantly change songs over and over again until he got a message with that error code. and then he can’t listen to music and it’s a total bummer he has been loving this app as well. Anybody know what’s up? How to fix the Error?”

Apple Music Error 42587

If you get an Apple Music 42587 error message, you can fix it by following these steps:

  • 1. Make sure that you have the latest version of iTunes.
  • 2. Force restart your device.
  • 3. Sign out and back into your Apple Music account.
  • 4. Then go to settings > Music and enable iCloud Music Library. Then click “Merge” when a message pops up.

Fix Apple Music Error 42587

Note:

Alternatively, you can try to reset your device. But make sure that you’ve make backup of your device data before resetting.

If the problem remains, please contact Apple to get help.

How to Fix “iCloud Music Library can’t be enabled” Error?

If you get the error message informing that “iCloud Music Library can’t be enabled” when you are trying to select “Merge” or “Replace”, it means that the music that you save on your device from Apple Music won’t be available on your other iOS devices. So here is how to fix the “iCloud Music Library can’t be enabled” error:

  • 1. Go to “Settings” from the Home screen and tap “Music”.
  • 2. Toggle iCloud Music Library to “On”.
  • 3. Choose if you want to Replace or Merge your library.
  • 4. If you get the error again, dismiss it.
  • 5. Repeat steps 3-4 until it works.

iCloud Music Library

Source from http://www.macsome.com/guide/howto-fix-apple-music-error-42587.html

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Apple Music passes Spotify in US subscribers

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Apple Music has more paying subscribers in the United States than Spotify, according to confidential details shared with Digital Music News this morning.

The source, a US-based, major distributor, shared a report detailing the subscriber tallies of several streaming music services, including Apple Music, Spotify, Tidal, and Sirius XM.  That report now ranks Apple Music as first in the United States, at least among primarily on-demand music streaming services (Sirius XM Satellite Radio, which operates in North America exclusively, has more than 33 million subscribers).

Both Apple Music and Spotify have more than 20 million subscribers in America, with Apple now a hair ahead.  The source requested that we withhold exact subscriber numbers beyond mentioning ’20 million plus,’ to protect confidentiality.

The data for 2018 also shows that Apple is experiencing a far stronger rate-of-growth in the United States, suggesting a wider lead over the coming months.  Trial users were not part of the comparison.

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One button to burn Spotify Free Music to CD

Even streaming Music services like Spotify and Apple Music are popular and hot. Sometimes users still like to backup music songs or playlists to CD just in case.

If you don’t keep your subscription for Spotify anymore, maybe you can still use the Spotify Free, but some songs you can’t enjoy and play with your Free account, if you have backup them to the CD, even you cancel the subscription, you can still the music files via your CD.

Here we will talk that how to burn Spotify to CD with a third-party tool – Spotify Audio Converter, which is a professional Spotify music converter and DRM remover to convert all the Spotify music songs and playlists to MP3, AAC, FLAC and WAV, and remove DRM protections from Spotify, so users can play the converted songs on Sony PSP, Sony Walkman, iRiver, the general MP3 player and so on.

What you need to prepare at first:

  • A Computer running Mac OS or Windows OS
  • A CD/DVD Burner:
  • A Blank CD disk:
  • The latest version of Spotify
  • Spotify Audio Converter

Remove DRM from Spotify and burn to CD

First of all, click the next download button to free download the latest version, and double click to Launch Spotify Audio Converter on Windows, and Spotify application will open automatically at the same time.

Windows Version Download

Mac Version Download

Step 1. Add Spotify Music to the program

Free download and install Spotify Audio Converter, run it and click “+” icon to manually drag & drop any music file or playlist from Spotify into the program, then press “OK” button to add them.

Add Spotify Songs

Step 2. Choose Output Format

Click setting button to set the output format and other related output settings. Here you can select format as MP3, AAC, FLAC or WAV and choose output quality up to 320kbps.

Set the output format

Step 3. Start Conversion

Click the “Convert” button to begin the Spotify to MP3 conversion.

Converting Spotify to MP3

Step 4. Burn Converted Spotify Music to CD

After the conversion, now insert the blank CD disc into your computer.

And click Windows History Button to find the well-converted audio files converted by Spotify Audio Converter and select them individually by pressing “CTRL+click” or “SHIFT+click” on your key board. Then click on “Share” button and tap “Burn CD” in the drop-down list.

Finally, hit the “Burn” button to start recording all the Spotify files to CD.

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Now, you have successfully burnt Spotify songs to CD.

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Apple could bundle streaming video with a subscription to magazines, music, and iCloud storage

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Apple is already rumored to be planning a news and magazine subscription service for next year, and the company is reportedly considering bundling it with the video content it’s been acquiring at a rapid pace. A new report in The Information echoes an earlier story from The Wall Street Journal that said Apple could bundle its original video programming — like those coming from its multiyear deal with Oprah Winfrey — with news content, magazines, Apple Music, and iCloud storage. The timing, however, isn’t yet known.

Apple is likely still in the process of deciding the details of how to package, price, and sell all these services, whether together or separately. Previous video experiments like Planet of the Apps were unceremoniously shoved into iTunes and Apple Music. We’d have to expect that there’ll be a more coherent plan in place for the new shows that Apple is sinking billions of dollars into.

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Wanna play Apple Music with USB Drive in car, Of course

Sometimes the auto playing makes users troublesome, for example “I have an iPhone and everytime after the tour finishes playing a part of the tour audio, it starting playing the first song in my iTunes Music! This is super annoying how to I get it to stop!”.

So users have to find a solution to stop the autoplaying in the car. You know that, nowadays to make the car smart, Apple have progressed forward in their relationship with auto manufacturers. It will play music or the latest audiobook chapter or podcast when you first get in the card.

This looks considerate. If you don’t like auto playing, this is confused. In the following we will show you a method to play Apple Music songs via USB drive. And there is no need to worry the Auto playing any more.

With DRM limitations, you can’t directly copy the Apple Music files to USB drive successfully. Both Apple Music conversion and Apple Music DRM removal are necessary.

Macsome iTunes Converter is an all-in-one tool to convert downloaded Apple Music files, and purchased Audiobooks and remove DRM from these protected Audio files with fast conversion speed and excellent output quality.

Remove DRM from Apple Music and transfer to USB drive for Car Playing

To delete DRM from Apple Music, users need to free download Macsome iTunes Converter at the first.

Windows Version Download

Mac Version Download

Step 1, After you download the program, double click to install the trial version of Apple Music Converter on your PC, and then run it.

User Interface

Step 2, click the Add button and select the audio files you want to convert from iTunes library.

Add Downloaded Apple Music

After you choose the music files you would like to convert, click “OK”, and then all the audio tracks files you selected would be listed on the main window.

Step 3, Set the output format by clicking the Setting icon, here we choose MP3 format.

Set MP3 as the output format

Step 4, click the Convert button to start converting.

Convert M4P to MP3

After the conversion, you get the unprotected MP3 music files from protected Apple Music files.

Connect your USB drive to your computer, find the converted files and drag them to your USB drive.

After this, you have put all the music files on your USB drive, and then your can insert your USB drive to the car, and play them in car.

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Beyonce and Jay-Z’s ‘Everything Is Love’ Now Available on Apple Music, Spotify, Amazon

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At some point in the wee hours of Monday morning, Tidal’s exclusive on Beyonce and Jay-Z’s new tag-team album “Everything Is Love” became available on Apple Music(and iTunes), Spotify Premium, Amazon and Pandora — and a spokesperson for Spotify confirmed to Variety that the album will be available on the service’s free tier in two weeks.

However, bonus track “Salud” — which was released at the same time as the album and features similar artwork but is not in its sequence — remains a Tidal exclusive.

This breaks the tradition set by Beyonce’s 2016 “Lemonade,” which remains a Tidal streaming exclusive more than two years after its release, although it is available for download on iTunes.  “Beyonce’s album ‘Lemonade’ is not currently available on Spotify,” the notice reads. “We are working on it and hope to have it soon.”

Tidal is primarily owned by Jay-Z in partnership with several other artists, including Beyonce.

The album arrived on Saturday afternoon after hints began trickling out with social media posts containing images from the “Everything Is Love” visual campaign. One image posted by Beyonce on Instagram received nearly 200,000 likes in less than 20 minutes as many noted that, once again, Queen Bey had broken the internet.

Source from:

https://variety.com/2018/biz/news/beyonce-and-jay-zs-everything-is-love-now-available-on-apple-music-spotify-amazon-1202849454/

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