Tech | 19 January, 2019
There is a marked change in the way people listen to music these days. It is not only easy to get hold of the latest music albums but also to even relive some of the old favourites whenever you want to. In addition, getting a new album or listening to your favourite old album is easier and cheaper than ever before. This is because of the rise in the number of music streaming services such as the Apple Music that have become available today.
It is the same as Spotify in the sense that once you become a member you can stream any number of tracks you want at a pre-decided fee payable on a monthly basis. However, most services offer Apple Music for a period of three months for free, unlike Spotify, to help you decide if it is the right service for you. And what is more interesting is that you can get the service for a period of six months if you signed up a contract with EE.
The aim of this post is to provide you with some information as regards the features of Apple Music so that you can make an informed decision. In addition, we will also tell you as to how you can register for the service and enjoy a free trial for a period of six months.
Apple has always been having a huge influence on the music industry right from the day the company launched the iPod way back in the year 2001. So, it is only natural that the company eventually launched a music streaming service of its own, taking the services like Google Play, Spotify, and Deezer head on.
Apple Music boasts of a catalog that contains more than 40 million tracks. It, therefore, must contain many or all of the songs that you might like and always wanted to listen to whenever you wanted. And, what more does it offer? It provides you with recommendations depending on the songs you listen to and the music you like. This is a great way to help you to discover new tracks. You can also download tracks and listen to them offline if you choose to do so.
However, it is not about songs alone. You also get access to music videos too, live shows, and concert films. Additionally, many of these are specials from Apple Music. Similarly, you are also allowed to stream original shows right from the radio station owned by Apple. It is called Beats 1 and the DJs available on the decks include those like Zane Lowe.
When it was introduced in the year 2015, Apple Music did face some criticism with respect to usability. However, the company has redesigned Apple Music at the time of rolling out iOS 10. It now has a fresh new look and is much cleaner than before. In addition, it is much easier to use than ever before. It can now be said that Apple Music probably provides the best experiences to the users when compared to all of those music streaming service providers out there in the market.
If you have already subscribed for Apple Music, don’t worry. You can always cancel it (refer below) and start a new trial for six months through EE. However, before you start implementing the steps explained below, you should make sure that your software is up-to-date. You can update your phone’s operating software as follows:
When you subscribe for EE service, the company will send a text message to you with a link. Tap on the link to activate your membership Apple Music. When you tap on the link, you will be taken to the Apple Music app. As the app opens on your iPhone, the membership offered by EE will be confirmed. If you are using an Android phone, you will have to go to Google Play and download the app. The verification is to be done with the help of the PIN sent by text through a text message. You need to enter the PIN on the membership screen in order to get your account verified.
The next step is to enter your username (Apple ID) and password. You will have to create a username and password if you don’t already have an account. Now, you can allow Apple Music to provide playlist and song recommendations to you by selecting the artists, bands, and the music genres of your choice. That is all it takes to get Apple Music up and running on your phone. Once you do it, you can start streaming straight away.
If you are planning to set up a new trial for a period of six months with EE, you will have to cancel your existing Apple Music subscription first. EE makes it really easy for you to do that.
When you are starting to set up your membership on Apple Music through EE by following all the steps listed above, you will get a notification saying that there is already an account in your name. Tap OK.
Now, go to the home screen of Apple Music and tap on the account icon that you can see at the left top corner of your mobile screen. On the account page, you have to tap on Manage button under Subscription menu.
Finally, set the Automatic Renewal toggle switch to the OFF position. After that, you are now ready to set up your six-month free trial with EE.