Apple Music Web is the official browser version of Apple's music streaming, released to all users last week. With the novelty, the service can be accessed on the computer without having to install anything. The platform offers a vast musical catalog organized in albums, playlists, radio and special programs with artists. The site also has content recommendations and offers lists of artists most played in different countries, including the Brazilian parade. The system interface and its operation are similar to those of the main rivals, such as Spotify, Deezer and Tidal.
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The web version allows you to save content in each user's personal online library, thus organizing different content into folders. The service is released through an Apple ID and a monthly subscription of R $ 16.90. In addition to the web player, the platform has versions for Windows, Mac OS, Android and iOS (iPhone and iPad). Next, check out the main features of Apple Music Web.
Apple Music on the web has all the functions of Apple's streaming service Photo: Marvin Costa / TechTudo
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Apple Music on PC offers video clips from national and international artists. For this, it has an exclusive page where the videos are organized by thematic playlists, musical styles and live performances. The reproduction of these contents is done by filling the browser screen or in full screen mode.
Screen of video clips in the online version of the Apple Music service Photo: Reproduction / Apple Music
Users can follow the scenes and use the playback controls common to any video player. In addition, there is an option to activate subtitles on the screen. This feature is useful when a video offers simultaneous translations, as in the case of interviews with artists on the Beats 1 channel.
2. Top charts and Top 100 of the day
The Top Charts and Top 100 page of the day are an excellent alternative to get to know the artists and music that are featured in Brazil and in the world. The system automatically identifies the user's region to offer the most reproduced at the moment by other members of the service. In this way, the songs are listed in ascending order and can be played at any time.
Screen for playing Top Charts and Top 100 of the day on Apple Music Photo: Reproduo / Apple Music
The same works for the Top 100 of the day. However, the visualization offers tables with lists organized by country, just click on one of the images to view the list of highlighted music in each region.
The "Explore" tab offers a complete view of everything that Apple Music offers the user. The tool works as a summary of the content of the service, presenting current releases, new songs from the platform, thematic playlists, Top 100 of the day, updated lists and upcoming releases of artists.
Page with music recommendations for a user on the Apple Music service Photo: Reproduction / Apple Music
The page also offers a system of recommendations for users, based on favorite tracks and recently played on the player. In this way, it is possible to meet new artists and playlists available on the platform.
4. Beats 1 interviews and live radio broadcast
Beats 1 is an online radio from Apple with music streaming 24 hours a day. The station's schedule is run by renowned DJs such as Zane Lowe, Matt Wikinson and others. The radio is available in the web version only in the Safari browser. In addition, the program is global and has no specific content for the countries where the service operates.
Apple Music offers live streaming of the online radio Beats 1 Photo: Reproduction / Marvin Costa
The Beats 1 Interview session has several conversations with artists from around the world, including Brazilians. The platform offers content on videos recorded in the stadiums on the radio and other locations.
5. Library of saved music and playlists
Screen with content saved in the web version of the Apple Music streaming service Photo: Reproduction / Marvin Costa
The platform allows users to save any song, album or playlist to their online library. The ideal resource to keep the contents for later listening or sounds of favorite artists saved inside the service. The session also organizes items purchased using an iTunes account. In addition, the library offers filters to find artists, albums and saved music, which makes it easier to find specific content.
Apple Music offers several themed playlists so users can just press play to listen to hours of music. In the spotlight, you have the option of choosing musical atmospheres according to themes like "Romance", "Focus" and "To fall asleep". When accessing these groups, the user will find several playlists that tracks that follow the proposed theme.
Screen with thematic playlists available on the Apple Music web version Photo: Reproduction / Apple Music
The playlists are ideal for those looking for music for specific activities, such as a private party, sounds to relax and trails for working out.
The service offers a specific page where users can find radio stations and programs created by artists like Nicki Minaj, Frank Ocean and Jehnny Beth. The session also features several specific podcasts and allows you to start programs specific to Beats 1 programming. In addition, it is possible to access all the contents of one of the Beats 1 programmers, thus finding playlists and programs curated by different DJs on the platform.
Page with online radio available in the profile of an Apple Music user Photo: Reproduo / Apple Music
At the end of the page, the user finds filters to view content according to a musical style, artist or type of activity he wants to develop while using the platform.
Screen for recommending specific content for an Apple Music user Photo: Reproduction / Apple Music
The "For You" section displays recommendations that use user activity on the platform as a basis. Therefore, the page displays playlists, programs and music in each user's favorite musical style. The feature can help people who want to continue listening to songs of a style they like or who want to find recommendations from new artists similar to those that have already been reproduced on their service account.
9. Sharing on social networks
Sharing Apple Music songs on social networks Photo: Reproduo / Apple Music
Any music, program or playlist on the service receives the option to share with Twitter and Facebook. The feature allows you to present your favorite songs to friends and suggest that they listen to the content via Apple Music, which is possible as long as they have a user account on the service. In addition to direct sharing, the platform offers the option to copy the content link on the web, thus allowing it to be sent by email or online messengers.