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Apple Music will allow users to download songs for offline listening

Published Jun 9th, 2015 7:45PM EDT
Apple Music Offline Listening

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Following yesterday’s WWDC event, Apple confirmed to Re/Code that it’s upcoming Apple Music service will let users download songs and videos for offline listening and viewing.

Though not an entirely new or revolutionary feature, it does help Apple Music reach feature parity with Spotify as the company hopes to make an immediate and impactful dent in the music streaming market.

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Apple’s statement to Re/Code reads:

As an Apple Music member you can add anything from the Apple Music library — a song, an album or a video — to your collection,”

And that’s just the warm-up act. From there you can create the perfect playlist from anything you’ve added. You can save it for offline listening and take it on the road.

Clearly, Apple has high hopes for Apple Music, with The New York Times recently noting that Apple is hoping to get over 100 million paying subscribers, a goal, which if met, would net Apple $1 billion in revenue every single month.

Apple Music is slated to launch on June 30 and it’ll be interesting to see how quickly users take to yet another music service. As we reported earlier in the week, Sony Music CEO Doug Morris believes Apple can make significant gains in the market even though its late to the party. Specifically, Morris noted that Apple will be able to bring an advertising budget to the table that no other music service can even come close to matching. That, coupled with the gargantuan installed base of iOS users, may very well propel Apple Music to success sooner rather than later.

Yoni Heisler Contributing Writer

Yoni Heisler has been writing about Apple and the tech industry at large with over 15 years of experience. A life long expert Mac user and Apple expert, his writing has appeared in Edible Apple, Network World, MacLife, Macworld UK, and TUAW.

When not analyzing the latest happenings with Apple, Yoni enjoys catching Improv shows in Chicago, playing soccer, and cultivating new TV show addictions.