Apple Music is one of the best streaming music services. It has a superior interface. The service also offers new music discovery tool. But it is not compatible with Linux distributions, such as Fedora or Ubuntu.
It can only work on macOS, iOS, Android, and Windows. Traditional Linux users cannot utilize it. But this will change.
Apple Music is coming to the web, even though it is still in beta mode. Spotify, Google, and other popular music streaming services have been offering it. Thus, for Linux users, they can enjoy it without having to download anything. They simply have to visit a website and stream from there.
The company launched the public beta on Thursday. This service on the web will be available to Apple Music subscribers. It is the first time that this service has been offered officially on the web.
Regardless of the operating system, you are using, you can stream music directly from your browser without the need to install an app. All you have to do is visit beta.music.apple.com. From there, you need to sign in with your Apple ID.
The beta-testing period would allow Apple to receive feedback from its customers. Since it is still in beta mode, it may still have bugs as the company is streaming its features.
As it goes on the web, Apple Music will be more available to people who do not want or who cannot install Apple Music or iTunes on their devices. It is a huge step for Apple as it competes with Spotify, Amazon Music, and other music-streaming services.
During the WWDC 2019 event, the company announced that it was going to dismantle its iTunes software. Soon, it will launch standalone Apple Music, TV apps and Podcasts for Mac Users. These apps are available on iOS.
iTunes components are getting their individual Mac apps. The new Apple Music app will support various iTunes features, such as library management and personalized playlists.
However, when you sync your iOS device, you need to open Finder to find your device and the syncing options.
The Podcasts app, on the other hand, will let you discover, search and subscribe to your favorite audio programs. But this app will now be using machine learning technology in indexing spoken words in podcasts. With that in mind, you can easily search for podcasts that surely reflect your interests.
The decision of Apple to make its Music available on the web is vital to help compete more effectively with other music streaming services. Spotify gained 108 million paying subscribers in June while Apple Music got 60 million subscribers in the same month.
Now that Apple Music will be available on the web, it becomes available on all platforms. The company is known to lock its users into the Apple world. With a web-based version, it will not do such a thing.
But things are changing as Apple wants to focus more on selling its services. This launch is a huge deal for Linux users. However, users of Windows and Android can also rejoice. During a test, the service works flawlessly.