Do you want to learn everything there is to know about Apple Music? The team over at iMore have been following Cupertino’s new music streaming service since it was first announced, and have collected their thoughts and findings about the offering into a new e-book called “Apple Music: The Ultimate Guide.” The e-book is available on the iBookstore and Amazon Kindle now.
Delving into the ultimate guide
This is a comprehensive guide to Apple Music. On my iPad mini, the e-book reflects 227 pages of insightful, well-curated knowledge. The editors from iMore say they have incorporated “over 70 articles” from their website into what they call their very first how-to e-book. Each chapter is filled with excellent information about Apple Music, and is designed to guide you through using this new streaming service. You won’t find any fluff or filler material in “Apple Music: The Ultimate Guide,” just useful information that will help you make the most of your subscription.
This is our missing manual for Apple Music. It’s chock full of information on what Apple Music is, how you can subscribe, and how to master the confusing maze of family plans.
The e-book is certainly comprehensive and well organized. It is broken down into five main chapters, on the following subjects:
- Meet Apple Music
- Subscribe to Apple Music
- How to use The Music app and iTunes
- Work with Apple Music
- Troubleshoot Apple Music
The first chapter
If you just want some basic information on the service, or even some advanced details, this chapter has them. You’ll learn what Apple Music is, and the editors have compiled a comprehensive list of frequently asked questions, along with the answers. If you have a shorter-than-average attention span but don’t mind poking around in the Apple Music or iTunes software on your own to find the features the e-book talks about, this chapter will get you light years ahead of most novices to the service.
Getting in on the Apple Music action
After taking a quick look through the service, iMore moves on to talk about various subscription plans for Apple Music. If you don’t already have an Apple ID, the e-book shows you how to create one.
After setting up your Apple ID and signing in, you’re ready to subscribe. “Apple Music: The Ultimate Guide” provides you with easily understood instructions for how to sign up to the service, along with information about migrating from Beats Music and setting up a family plan.
The e-book then goes on to describe how to configure your iCloud Music Library, discussing some of the errors or bugs you might see with the feature and what you can do about it. This section incorporates one of the things I love so much about the e-book — it’s wonderfully organized and linked to related information within the text.
When problems crop up
Sometimes problems come up, and Apple Music’s myriad of features can sometimes be difficult to understand. From turning off Apple Music’s automatic subscription to dealing with digital rights management issues, this e-book has just about every aspect of troubleshooting the service covered.
The rest of the e-book
Other chapters within the e-book are just as jam-packed with important information and details, but I won’t bore you with a chapter-by-chapter synopsis. Suffice it to say that iMore’s first attempt at a how-to e-book is a rousing success. They have put together a text that has even taught me a thing or two about Apple Music, and I’ve been following the subscription-based offering for just as long and in just as much detail as the editors at iMore have.
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