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Apple Music on the web is no longer in beta -- including on Linux

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My favorite streaming music service is Apple Music. As an iPhone user, this was a match made in heaven. As a regular desktop Linux user, however, this was very problematic. You see, for the longest time, you needed iTunes to listen to Apple Music on desktop. This wasn't a problem when using Windows 10 or macOS, but as soon as I signed into, say, Ubuntu, I was out of luck, as there is no iTunes for Linux.

Thankfully, late last year, Apple finally brought its streaming music service to the web. In other words, all you needed to listen to Apple Music was a compatible web browser. This meant that users of desktop Linux could finally listen to the streaming service by simply firing up a web browser, such as Firefox. Despite being a feature Spotify offered for many years, it was still a really big deal. The problem? Apple Music for the web was merely a beta. Today, this changes.

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    If the phrase "it really whips the llama's ass" means anything to you, you clearly remember the heady days of WinAmp. Now media server and management company Plex has come up with its own take on the classic software.

    Called -- slightly uninspiringly -- Plexamp, the player is available for iOS, Android, macOS, Windows and Linux. The company has also released a new app for managing Plex media servers: Plex Dash. This is great news for Plex users, but there's a slight catch in both cases.

Apple’s Top Service Now Works on Linux Too

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    Apple Music, which is one of Apple’s top services and main cash cows these days, is now available on the web, which means that it can be used on more than just devices launched by the Cupertino-based tech giant.

    In other words, you can now point your browser to music.apple.com on pretty much any operating system out there, including Linux, Windows, and even Mac if you don’t want to use the Music app.

    Apple Music originally went live on the web last September, but at that point, it was only considered a beta version. As usual, beta releases comes with a somewhat higher or lower likelihood of bugs, so this new launch is a notable moment for those who want to use Apple Music without such concerns.

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