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The most common way we listen to music today is streaming. Spotify, Apple, Amazon, YouTube and a whole lost of others are all competing to provide the best music experience on every computer and phone near you.

Apple Music Browse screen.

How to add family members to your Apple Music subscription

A Family subscription is a great way to save money on Apple Music. Here’s how you can add family members to your Apple Music without getting a headache.
An iPhone with the Home section of the Spotify app on it.

Apple Music vs. Spotify: Which music streaming service is the best?

Amazon Music Car Mode

Amazon Music Free Trial: How to stream music for free

Apple Music with lossless audio music track playing on OnePlus 11 along with the OnePlus Buds Pro 2 in black color on top of a green cloth surface.

How much is Apple Music, and how can you get it for free?

Apple Music plan with HomePod Mini and AirPods.

Apple quietly retires one of its Apple Music tiers

The Yamaha WCX-50 network music streamer.

What is a network music streamer and why do you need one?

An Ikran flies over Pandora in Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora.

Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora’s intricate open-world is worthy of the films

Spotify on an iPhone.

Spotify adds subscribers, still hasn’t added high-res audio

Tidal app for iOS on an iPhone 14 showing now playing screen with Max quality track.

Tidal vs. Spotify: Which music streaming service has the features you need?

Spotify app library screen..

What is Spotify? Music, pricing, and features explained

spotify app available in windows 10 store

Spotify using AI to clone and translate podcasters’ voices

A Zorloo Ztella MQA USB DAC plugged into a Google Pixel 7 Pro, showing the MQA logo and a magenta LED light.

The Canadian company that owns NAD and Bluesound now owns MQA

A person using the Qobuz app on an iPhone.

What is Qobuz? Music, features, and pricing explained

Calling all audiophiles! There's a streaming platform called Qobuz that prioritizes hi-Res audio playback. Here's everything you should know about the service.
Different screens for the iOS Pandora app.

What is Pandora? Music, features and pricing explained

Pandora may be one of the OG music-streaming platforms, but this old dog has plenty of new tricks up its sleeve. Here's everything you should know about it.
The Deezer app being used on an iPhone.

What is Deezer? Features, pricing, and music quality explained

Deezer may not get the kind of attention that Spotify and Apple Music attract, but it's still a phenomenal music-streaming platform with hi-res audio playback.
iPhone with Apple Music logo on the screen. A pair of Earpods lay next to it.

What is Apple Music? music, pricing, and features explained

In a sea of music streaming services, Apple Music still holds its own with 90 million songs and premium features. Here's everything you need to get rockin'.
Tidal's beta app for iOS showing a track in FLAC format.

Tidal will finally let you see which hi-res tracks are FLAC versus MQA

After an awkward debut of the FLAC format on Tidal's Hi-Fi Plus subscription tier, the service now lets you see which tracks use FLAC and which use MQA.

Spotify is testing the removal of a popular feature from its free tier

In a bid to nudge more people toward paying for its music streaming service, Spotify is testing the removal of a popular feature from the free tier.
A woman sitting on a couch, wearing airpods and holding and looking at a smartphone.

How to download music from YouTube

We'll show you how to download music from YouTube via two different options. Just proceed with caution, as downloading music from YouTube can come with risks.
Amazon Music

What is Amazon Music: everything you need to know

Don't overlook Amazon Music; it boasts a 100 million-song library, hi-res music, spatial audio, and plans to suit a wide range of users.
A person listening to music on headphones.

Amazon increases the cost of its Music Unlimited plans

Subscribers to Amazon's Music Unlimited streaming service will pay more from September. The hike follows similar moves by rival services in recent months.
Tidal app for iOS on an iPhone 14 showing now playing screen with Max quality track.

Tidal’s awkward FLAC integration is going about as well as expected

Tidal's hi-res FLAC tracks are now accessible to all HiFi Plus subscribers, but it's still a hot mess.
The Apple Music Discovery Station on an iPhone.

No, Apple Music’s new Discovery Station won’t kill Spotify

Apple Music's new Discovery Station may well be fine, but it absolutely will not drive Spotify out of business.
Spotify and Apple Music transfer on a smartphone.

How to switch from Spotify to Apple Music

You don't have to lose all those songs and playlists on your Spotify account when you switch to Apple Music. The process is easier than ever.
YouTube Music Logo.

What is YouTube Music? Everything you need to know

YouTube Music is a streamlined way to access YouTube's music content, with automatic playlists based on your preferences and much more. Here's what to know.
Spotify on an iPhone.

Spotify CEO says a HiFi option ‘has value,’ but only for ‘aficionados’

Spotify CEO David Ek threw another splash of cold water on any sort of HiFi plan, despite the company saying one was coming some two years ago.
Spotify app icon on iPhone.

How much is Spotify Premium and can you get a deal?

Whether signing up as a student, splitting a family plan, or leveraging limited-time deals, there are several ways to get Spotify Premium at a discount.
Spotify Premium on an iPhone.

As expected, Spotify Premium is now more expensive

Most of Spotify's Premium plans are getting more expensive — the first price increase implemented by the company.
Spotify Premium on an iPhone.

Spotify set to finally announce a price increase, WSJ reports

The Wall Street Journal reports that Spotify Premium is set to increase by $1 as the company still seeks profitability.
Tidal app for iOS on an iPhone 14 showing now playing screen with Max quality track.

Tidal’s new hi-res FLAC option couldn’t be more annoying

Adding hi-res FLAC to Tidal is something audiophiles have wanted for years. But now that it's here, they're not going to be happy.
Two Tidal UI screens on smartphones.

What is Tidal? The hi-fi streaming music service fully explained

In search of the highest-quality streaming music available? Check out Tidal. It has a huge music catalog and higher-quality audio than many others can claim.
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Tidal begins its rollout of hi-res lossless audio

Tidal's HiFi Plus subscription service has launched the availability of hi-res lossless audio in FLAC format to a limited number of its users.
Stitcher app on iPhone 14 Pro.

One of the biggest podcast apps is shutting down in August

Stitcher used to be one of the biggest podcast apps on the planet. This August, it's officially closing its doors.
SoundCloud browser image with iPhone and app on the screen.

How to download music from SoundCloud

SoundCloud is a leading music discovery platform, but it's not always intuitive. To help you download songs from SoundCloud, we made this guide.

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