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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.

Spotify's EQ adjustment feature in its app.

How to fine-tune your Spotify equalizer settings for sweet sound

Want to add a little more bass to your favorite Spotify tracks? Here’s how to access and adjust Spotify’s custom EQ and audio presets.
Spotify app library screen.

How to make a collaborative playlist in Spotify

A close-up of the Spotify app icon.

Spotify adds new, cheaper Basic plan without the audiobooks

A man wearing the Apple AirPods Pro 2 with USB-C and MagSafe.

How to stop Apple Music from automatically playing

Tidal and MQA logos separated by a broken heart.

Tidal officially kills MQA support, and tosses out Sony 360 Reality Audio too

Spotify app library screen.

What is Spotify? Music, pricing, and features explained

An iPhone with the Search section of the Spotify app on it.

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

Spotify on an iPhone.

Spotify HiFi could finally be coming, but it’ll cost you

An iPhone with the Home section of the Spotify app on it.

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

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Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora story DLC brings new area, challenges in July

Google Pixel 8a showing Gemini Nano.

Google is working on a much-needed Gemini feature

Spotify on an iPhone.

Spotify is getting more expensive, again

An iPhone with the Home section of the Spotify app on it.

How to access your Spotify listening history

You're a devourer of music on Spotify, so much so that you can't remember it all. Here's how to check your Spotify listening history to keep it all straight.
A close-up of the Spotify app icon.

The Spotify Android app just got an odd design change

Do you use the Spotify app on your Android phone? If so, you'll likely soon see an updated design for the app icon. Here's what changed.
Apple's Music Haptics accessibility feature on an iPhone.

Apple’s Music Haptics feature helps the hard of hearing feel the music

Apple announced a slew of accessibility features, including Music Haptics that uses tactile feedback to help deaf and hard of hearing users feel the music.
The Audiobooks home screen on Spotify desktop.

How to buy and listen to audiobooks on Spotify

Spotify has more than 375,000 audiobooks, second to only Audible. Whether you're a Spotify Premium subscriber or just want to buy as you go, here's how.
Apple Music Sing on an iPhone.

How to use Apple Music Sing

Apple Music Sing is a new sing-along feature that turns your Apple Music app into a karaoke machine. Here's what you need to know and how to use it.
Creating a Smart Playlist in Music on a MacBook.

How to create a Smart Playlist in Apple Music

A Smart Playlist is an amazing way to keep your Mac Music app packed with great songs and artists. Here’s how to make one.
Tidal app showing on iPhone 15 Pro.

Tidal vs. Qobuz: Which hi-res music streaming service is for you?

In the battle between music streaming services Tidal and Qobuz, there's a clear winner thanks to features, price, and genre focus.
An iPhone 14 displaying the Amazon Music app with a Dolby Atmos Music playlist, next to a set of Apple AirPods Max headphones.

How to convert M4A files to MP3 on Mac, Windows, and web

Need to convert an M4A file to an MP3? It’s not an overly difficult process, and we’ve put together this guide to help you perform the switchover.
An iPhone with the Home section of the Spotify app on it.

The best music streaming services of 2024

Finding it hard to decide which music streaming service is best? From music discovery to quality, we've selected the most popular services available today.
Event listing for Chappel Roan on Spotify, seen on an iPhone.

How to cancel Spotify Premium on any device

Is it time to part ways with your Spotify Premium account? Here’s how to cancel your Spotify subscription on your desktop PC and mobile devices.
An iPhone 15 Pro showing Qobuz app.

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.
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 may be king of the streaming music world, but when it comes to audio quality, Tidal offers some big competition. Join us as we compare both platforms.
Deezer app on an iPhone 15 Pro.

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.
Amazon Music Maestro AI playlist generator.

Amazon Music follows Spotify’s lead with Maestro, an AI-based playlist creator

Amazon Music is following hot on the heels of Spotify's AI playlist feature with its own version known as Maestro.
An iPhone with the Rolling Stones playing on the Tidal app.

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.
Spotify AI Playlist logo.

Spotify’s new AI Playlist feature uses text prompts to curate playlists

Spotify announced that it is beta testing a new AI Playlist feature to Australian and UK Premium customers that uses text prompts to generate playlists.
A woman sitting on a couch, wearing airpods and holding and looking at a smartphone.

How to download music from YouTube on desktop and mobile

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.
An equalizer from eqMac.

How to master your equalizer settings for the perfect sound

EQ is so much more than the Rock preset in your Spotify app. If you want better sound, we're here to show you how to adjust it for the best experience.
iPhone 15 Pro Max showing the YouTube Music app.

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.
An iPhone with the YouTube Music app on it.

Spotify vs. YouTube Music: so alike, but which is best for you?

With similar libraries, as well as near-identical music quality and pricing, can YouTube Music stand up to Spotify's stalwart UI and excellent music discovery?
The Spotify Desktop Miniplayer.

Spotify’s new Desktop Miniplayer is a godsend for multitaskers

Spotify has finally listened to the droves of users asking for a smaller, resizable miniplayer for its music and video streaming desktop app.
A promo image for music videos on Spotify.

Spotify adds music videos for Premium users in a handful of countries

Spotify is slowing testing with waters with music videos, available in a handful of countries at first, for a handful of artists.

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