Apple looks set to reveal new subscription bundles for its services at next week's media event in Cupertino. Hints of the upcoming plan, known as "Apple One" have appeared in iOS source code. The bundles would allow Apple customers to unify several services including Apple TV+, Apple Arcade, Apple Music, Apple News+, and more into one monthly package.
Apple is reportedly discussing whether to allow the HomePod to directly stream third-party music services such as Spotify or Pandora. Currently Apple Music is the default streaming service. Playlists from other services can only be opened by connecting to the HomePod via AirPlay.
Yes, you can now have karaoke night on your iPhone, iPad or Apple TV with Apple Music if you want. In iOS 13 just tap on the song to play it, then maximize the player at the bottom of the screen by tapping on it. Tap the quotes symbol at the bottom left. Now you will see the lyrics scrolling up and the current ones being highlighted.
Curating a great playlist can take a lot of time and effort, so if you have some good ones your friends will probably appreciate you sharing them. Fortunately you can easily do this from the Music app. To do so, open the playlist you want to share and tap on the three-dot button near the top. Now tap on Share Playlist and share it as you would anything else - via email, Messages, Facebook, etc.
Being able to stream your tunes through Apple Music is a great feature - you can listen to just about anything you want, anywhere, any time, without using up storage on your iPhone. It can, however, eat away at your cellular data, which can be a problem if you have a smaller data plan. You can avoid this by downloading songs (while you have a Wi-Fi connection of course) and making them available for offline listening. Even if you do have a high data limit this is still useful if you are going to be on a plane or somewhere remote with little or no connectivity.