Apple and Amazon today announced that Apple Music will launch on Echo devices beginning the week of December 17. In a blog post, Amazon explains that Apple Music subscribers will be able to ask Alexa to play their favorite songs, artist, playlists, Beats1 radio stations, and albums, all through an Echo speaker.
One example they give is the command, „Alexa, play Bebe Rexha on Apple Music.“
The integration will launch as an Apple Music skill that will need to be enabled within the Alexa app, where users will also be able to link their account to start listening to Apple Music on an Echo speaker. Apple Music will join the ranks of a few other music [...]
Apple’s iPhone XR, released in late October, has been outselling the iPhone XS and XS Max every day since it first launched, Apple’s VP of product marketing Greg Joswiak told CNET in an interview published today.
Priced starting at $749, a more affordable price tag than the $999 iPhone XS or $1,099 iPhone XS Max, the iPhone XR was Apple’s „most popular iPhone each and every day“ since it became available for purchase.
Though the iPhone XR has been outselling Apple’s more expensive iPhones, rumors have suggested that it is not selling quite as well as Apple expected. Apple has reportedly cut both iPhone XS and iPhone [...]
Apple Pay will launch in Belgium on Wednesday, according to Belgian newspaper De Tijd. The report, citing sources, claims Belgium’s largest bank BNP Paribas Fortis will be the exclusive Apple Pay partner in the country at launch. The bank offers a variety of Visa and Mastercard credit cards and debit cards.
Belgium would become the 30th region where Apple Pay is officially available. Apple Pay is also set to launch in Germany later this year, as Apple CEO Tim Cook announced in July, and is „coming soon“ in Saudi Arabia per Apple.com.
Apple Pay first launched in the United States in October 2014 and has since expanded to many other countries, [...]
Disney today shared additional details on its planned streaming service, which will be called Disney+.
Disney+, which will be home to Disney, Star Wars, and Marvel content, is set to launch in „late 2019,“ more than two years after it was first announced in August 2017.
Along with the name for the service, Disney today also shared details on additional content that’s coming to Disney+. Disney is creating a second Star Wars live-action series for the service that’s set to go into production next year.
The series will follow the adventures of Rebel spy Cassian Andor during the formative years of the Rebellion and prior to the events of [...]