Apple is introducing the Apple Music Voice Plan, a new Apple Music subscription tier designed around Siri that offers subscribers access to the service’s catalog of 90 million songs; thousands of playlists, personalized mixes, and genre stations; as well as Apple Music Radio for USD $4.99/month. Once subscribed to the Apple Music Voice Plan, users can request music across all of their Siri-enabled devices, including HomePod mini, AirPods, iPhone, or any other Apple device, and when using CarPlay. Accompanying the launch, Apple Music is adding hundreds of new playlists fully optimized just for voice. The Apple Music Voice Plan will be available later this fall in 17 countries, including Canada and the U.S., Australia, Austria, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Spain, Taiwan, and the UK.
TSN is expanding TSN 5G View – its in-app feature powered by Bell’s mobile 5G network – to the network’s coverage of Toronto Raptors home games. Raptors fans who subscribe to TSN on the Bell 5G network with a 5G device can use the tech to control their viewing angle on every play from their mobile device, with zoom, pause, rewind, and slow motion, as well as nearly 360° replay capabilities. TSN 5G View also continues to be available for TSN’s live regional hockey coverage of Montréal Canadiens home games and Toronto Maple Leafs home games.
Torstar has announced that Mainstreet Research has become an equity partner with iPolitics. Under the partnership, Mainstreet will contribute to iPolitics political and public policy coverage of federal and provincial affairs, including future elections. With a track record of accurately predicting election results at the national, provincial and municipal levels, Mainstreet helped iPolitics launch the Electionometer during the recent federal election, a polling dashboard that allowed subscribers to view polling activity and results in real time.