Launched in 2015, Apple Music is one of the best choices for music lovers. Considering the abundance of amazing features it stands out from the crowd. However, not only the features but the marketing and implementation of these features are also noteworthy. There are different types of Apple Music accounts that have different attractive features. Some of them are free while others fall under the premium category. The various features of the applications will be discussed in the following segment.
Features of Apple Music
As discussed earlier, Apple Music has a premium package that has multiple attractive features that intrinsically draw the audience to it. These features are,
1. The curated playlist
As the name suggests will provide you with some of the best music collections from all over the world. Listeners will be able to discover the best artists and know about them first. Afterward, you can move to ‘deep cuts’ which is the more in-depth knowledge about the artists and their songs and albums. Therefore, this editorial curation of Apple Music is highly entertaining and informational too.
2. Radio Station
Apart from downloaded music or online streaming, one can also listen to the radio on Apple Music. It has linked a huge number of radio stations from all over the world. In addition to it, listeners do not need to pay anything for listening to the radio on Apple Music. Just an Apple ID is enough to browse.
3. Know the Lyrics
Music streaming platforms hardly provide lyrics to the song. However, Apple Music account users can listen to the music and read the lyrics at the same time easily without the help of any other tools.
4. Download Automatically
A new Apple Music user can enable this option to collect different songs in one go. By enabling the option, the songs will be downloaded to the library one by one and users will not need to do that individually. Therefore, it is indeed a convenient feature for every Apple Music lover.
5. Stream Offline
Apple Music premium pack allows the audience to download as many songs as they want. Therefore, one can listen to these songs offline without paying a data charge.
6. Download Limiting
One can enable auto download at the beginning for easy downloading of songs. However, storage space is a matter to consider. Therefore, one can limit downloads to optimize storage space. For this, one needs to enable the optimized storage option in the setting section.
7. Spatial Audio
Music is all about feeling. As a leading music streaming platform, Apple Music has made this experience more immersive with Spatial audio and Dolby atoms. These two combined make an ambiance like music is coming from all directions. Listeners will be spellbound with this feature of Premium Apple Music.
8. Lossless Audio
Lossless audio can be considered the best feature of Apple Time. Here, one can listen to the original file recorded by the artists at the studio. The fans can listen to the original version of any song by their favorite artists. The lossless audio tier is from 16 bit at 44.1 kHz to 24 bit at 192 kHz. However, one can only listen to lossless audio from the latest and updated Apple music application on any Apple device.
Apart from these features, there are numerous others for example,
- Customized library
- Repeat and shuffle
- Personalized playlist
- Playlist matching the mood
- Classical music availability etc.
Thus, these are some of the great features of the Apple Music application. However, certain pros and cons demand a discussion before one chooses to join Apple Music. The next segment will discuss this.
Pros and Cons of Apple Music
The pros of Apple Music are as follows,
- One of the most attractive benefits of Apple Music is one can add original music to it and sync that with all connected devices
- Affordable subscription package
- Family pack for more than 5 users at a time
- Exclusive interviews with artists
- a warm connection between fans and artists
- City chart facility that gives the listeners a bunch of local music
- Fast algorithm
- Smart playlists, etc.
Nevertheless, there are some cons also. These are,
- One cannot search and sort in the playlist section
- Android users can not download a whole library at a time
- There are limitations for some protected songs
- Podcasts are not available in the application
- One cannot browse anything freely on this application
- Background playing at Discord is not available compared to other popular applications such as Spotify.
In conclusion, it can be said that the cons of Apple Music are not that serious in comparison with its huge beneficial features. There is no doubt that, if listeners subscribe to Apple Music then they can unlock the best experience in music streaming. Therefore if you are thinking to buy Apple Music subscription, you can surely do so. The price starts from $9.99 per individual user and the family package from $14.99. In addition, there is a student plan that is $4.99 per individual.