Setting up a new HomePod is normally a seamless experience. Every once in a while there's going to be a hiccup that slows things down. Some HomePod owners have found the initial setup process gets interrupted by a blank white screen. The only option is to cancel, which exits setup and leaves the HomePod not configured. How does one fix the blank screen problem during HomePod setup?
Lyric websites were the first useful thing on the internet, but now you can get them directly from Apple Music when listening to a song. To see the lyrics to a song on Apple Music, just tap the name of the song at the bottom of the screen. If you see "Lyrics," tap Show and the lyrics will appear. You can tap Hide to hide the lyrics.
The popular iOS app Shazam will soon be part of Apple. Apple says it has "exciting plans in store" as it combines with Shazam to deliver new services to Apple Music. Shazam delivers the names and lyrics of songs, TV shows and other content just by listening to audio clips. With Apple's HomePod launch on the horizon, deep Shazam integration would bring even more functionality to the premium in-home speaker.
Apple Music subscribers have a new option to save $20.88 on their 12-month billing through iTunes. Apple has added an annual individual subscription to the streaming music service that can be selected for $99.00. This shaves a solid 17.4 percent off the monthly rate. Monthly subscriptions to Apple Music run $9.99, which totals $119.88 over an entire year.
The original documentary by Alexander Dunn "808: The Movie" has launched exclusively to Apple Music subscribers. The film is also available for pre-order on the iTunes Movie store at $16.99. iTunes users can download or rent the title starting on December 16th. One can also get the soundtrack for 808 from Apple Music or iTunes. The documentary is narrated by the Apple Music Beats 1 DJ Zane Lowe.