Apple singlehandedly turned the digital music marketplace on its head when it launched the iTunes Store in Since then, the iTunes Store has evolved into Apple Music , a music streaming service to compete with the likes of Spotify, Tidal, and other services. Our guide to everything Apple Music can help set the record straight. What the heck is this thing? Apple Music combines subscription-based music streaming with global radio-like programming. The Music app, which is how you use the service, comes pre-installed on all new iPhones, iPads, iPod touches, and Macs. You can also access Apple Music on the web at music. Not at all. The iTunes Store is now a section of the Music app and you can still buy music there.
Download music that you've added to your music library
Buy or download an individual item
The iTunes Store is a software-based online digital media store operated by Apple Inc. As of April , iTunes offers 60 million songs, 2. Steve Jobs saw the opportunity to open a digital marketplace for music due to the rising popularity of easily downloadable tracks. In April , the iTunes Store was the largest music vendor in the United States,  and in February , it was the largest music vendor in the world. In , it was reported that music streaming services had overtaken digital downloads in sales. In April , the iTunes app was added to the Microsoft Windows 10 app store. Apple's storefront for movies and television shows moved inside the TV app. Any music in users' iTunes library would transfer to the Music app, which would still offer access to the iTunes Store. Following the introduction of the iTunes Store, individual songs were all sold for the same price, though Apple introduced multiple prices in
Apple Music: Getting started
If you don't subscribe to Apple Music or want to purchase a song or album, you can buy music from the iTunes Store. You can also download music that you purchased to your device to listen to offline. To download music to listen to offline, find the song or album in your library, then click the Download button.
If you subscribe to Apple Music, you can add music and music videos from the Apple Music catalogue to your music library. Stream music that you've added over an Internet connection. Or download music that you've added to listen to offline. Add music to your library. Download music to play offline. Just follow the steps below for your device. Information about products not manufactured by Apple, or independent websites not controlled or tested by Apple, is provided without recommendation or endorsement. Apple assumes no responsibility with regard to the selection, performance or use of third-party websites or products.