Apple Music: Another Streaming Service For People Who Don't Care About Sound Quality
The only reference to sound quality I noted in Apple's WWDC event was this shout out related to Facetime on the Apple Watch:
"Real high fidelity calls right from your wrist."Real high fidelity. Cool! It would have been nice and relevant for Apple to refer to high fidelity when talking about music but that's not their bag. There was not one reference to the quality of Apple Music's streaming service during the presentation, a corporate decision aimed squarely at people who don't care.
As far as Apple Music and innovation goes, Apple has been outdone by Tidal and Roon. Stay tuned for that review but suffice it to say that if you want a true seamless experience that combines your music library with Tidal's 30M tracks, get yee some Roon.
There are some cool aspects to Apple Music, namely Siri. "What were the top ten singles in August 1961?". That's when I was born so I'd be curious. For about 1 minute. Apple also promises real human intervention, not just algorithms. While Spotify moves to über genre defying algorithms meant to match your mood and activities throughout the day, Apple has decided to go back to the future with three human DJs. Three.
This revolution has already happened. I have to say, it's odd seeing Apple play catch up and miss.
From Apple's Press Release:
Pricing & AvailabilityA family plan? Now that's a great idea.
Starting on June 30, music fans around the world are invited to a 3-month free membership, after which a $9.99/month subscription fee will apply. There will also be a family plan providing service for up to six family members available for just $14.99/month.