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Briefly: You can soon sign up for the Google Play Music family plan announced earlier this spring. Rolling out in Australia over the next few days, $US15 ($21) connects up to six accounts to Google Play Music. Considering Google Play Music ordinarily costs $12 per month, this is a great deal. (Although, the logistics of splitting the cost between 6 people are impractical.) I should note that both Spotify and Apple Music offer similarly priced plans.

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There, I said it.

As countless Rdio fans sit back helplessly as their accounts go dark, it's time to be blunt. Spotify continues to outpace its growing army of competitors, and if you're going to spend money on a streaming music service, you should sign up for Spotify Premium. Or save a few bucks and get the free version, because it's pretty damn great, too!

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Playlists are at the core of the Spotify experience, but it's all too easy to end up with an abundance of overlong ones — after all, once you start compiling the very best disco tracks from Spotify's 30m+ track library it's difficult to stop. Fortunately, the desktop apps include a simple playlist filtering option, though it's pretty well hidden.

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We just passed the halfway mark for Apple Music's three-month free trial period, and guess what: A whole bunch of people have stopped using the service already. A new report from MusicWatch claims that a whopping 48-per cent of users have jumped ship. Are you one of them? (I am.)

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Sure, you've signed up for the three-month Apple Music trial, but are you really making the most of all it has to offer? Before you decide whether or not to stay on board with Apple's new streaming service, try this collection of tips and tricks.

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If you went looking for Apple Music yesterday on your Windows machine, you probably got a bit confused. Where was the download? Why couldn't you find it in your iTunes? The answer is that you needed iTunes 12.2, which wasn't available right away. Now, it is — for OS X and for Windows PC.