Long gone are the days of manually uploading MP3s to your phone – music streaming has changed how quickly and easily we can access our favorite music.
So, how do you start streaming music on your smartphone? First, you’ll need to choose the platform that’s best for you.
With Apple Music, you can stream any song, album or playlist you choose. With over 50 million songs in the Apple Music catalog, the options are endless. You can create your own playlists or choose from hundreds of playlists based on mood, genre, listening history and more.
The “For You” section provides a mix of albums, new releases and playlists that have been personalized just for you by an Apple music expert. Instead of using algorithms to learn what people like, Apple hired music experts to craft playlists and streaming stations for its users. You can even listen to “Friends Mix”, a playlist of songs based on what your friends have been listening to. It’s refreshed every Monday, so you’ll get a fresh selection of music every week.
If you like listening to the radio, Beats 1 Radio is just like a normal radio station: it runs 24-7 and different shows are scheduled throughout the day. You can even call or text in and request certain songs to be played. The difference is that Beats 1 only exists on the Internet rather than over traditional radio waves. The content is completely curated by the three main DJs, Zane Lowe, Ebro Darden and Julie Adenuga, though guests DJs sometimes make appearances.
You can also use Siri to find what you’re looking for. Just say, “Hey Siri, play me songs from the 90s” or “Hey Siri, play the Jonas Brothers’ newest album” and Siri will make it happen. You can even search for music by song lyrics, then follow along with them while the song is playing.
Even better, Apple Music isn’t exclusive to iPhone users. You can now download Apple Music from the Google Play Store and listen from your Android device. Visit your nearest Cellular Sales store to find out more about adding Apple Music for free to your wireless plan!
Ways to Listen
If you want a more intimate listening experience, headphones or earbuds are the way to go.
AirPods are one wireless headphone option perfect for streaming music on the go. After a quick one-tap setup, they’re ready to jam. They’re automatically on, always connected and easy to use. AirPods can even sense when they’re in your ears and pause when you take them out.
To adjust the volume, change the song or make a call, simply say “Hey Siri” and make your request. You can also play or skip forward with a double tap when listening to music or podcasts.
The LG Tone Triumphs are another great option for music streaming on the move. They’re stylish, comfortable and deliver powerful sound quality. The earbuds are retractable, so you won’t have to worry about hanging cords getting in your way.
They’re also great at minimizing unwanted background noise, letting you hear calls loud and clear. The call, play and pause buttons are on the outside of the headset, so you can go fully hands-free when wearing them. Plus, with up to 14 hours of talk time and 13 hours of music play time, you won’t miss a beat.
For a slightly elevated listening experience, the LG Tone Pros are the way to go. The LG Tone Pros deliver the same superior sound quality and around-the-neck style as the Triumphs but have Advanced Quad-Layer Speaker Technology™ and other improved features such as Voice Memo, Find-Me and Tone & Talk™.
If you want to take things a step further, the LG Tone Platinums sport Harman Kardon® Platinum sound and a hybrid speaker unit for premium audio quality. You can also access Google Assistant from the dedicated push-to-talk button and make phone calls, set calendar events and more, all with the sound of your voice.
If you want to stream your favorite tunes loud and proud, the WONDERBOOM™ 2 Bluetooth speaker is just what you need. For such a small speaker, it really packs a punch. The rounded shape allows for 360 degrees of crisp, immersive sound so no one will miss a beat.
In addition to its impressive sound, the WONDERBOOM™ 2 is completely dustproof, waterproof, floats in water and is virtually indestructible. Yep, you read that correctly. With the WONDERBOOM™ 2, you can bring the party wherever you decide to go.
To pick up any of these awesome products, visit your nearest Cellular Sales store.