How to listen to holiday music this year on your Apple devices

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Appleosophy | How to listen to holiday music this year on your Apple devices

The holiday music season, like it or not, is here. With that comes the time where many of you I would assume would like to know all of the cool ways to stream music for the holidays this year.

Since we live in the technological society that we have, there are many options to choose from.

Here are some great ways to listen to holiday music this year:

  • Apple Music: For those of us who use what is arguably the best music streaming service on the market, Apple Music is a wonderful service to use to listen to all of your holiday favorites this year. It has plenty of songs and artists, including the classics. On top of that, you’ll find that when using a device like the iPhone or iPad, the album cover art on some albums is “live,” as in it has cool graphics and animations. I have personally seen this on popular albums such as Nat King Cole’s and Michael Buble’s.

  • Apple Music Classical: With the introduction of the new Apple Music Classical app this year, it gets its own category here. In the app, you will find plenty of Christmas-themed playlists and albums to play for hours on end. Of course, they can all be accessed on the regular Apple Music app too.

  • Spotify: Although a lot of us here love Apple Music, you cannot deny that “Spotify’s got style.” And that it does. There are plenty of songs, albums, and artists, as well as playlists to keep the Christmas music and spirit from the beginning of the day to the end of it.

  • SiriusXM: For those looking for a more random and traditional approach, SiriusXM, for premium radio fans, will have you covered. The service plans on having 26 new holiday music-themed stations this year, with three new ones that are Trans-Siberian Orchestra Radio, Smokey’s Holiday Soul Town and Sleep Christmas. SiriusXM is available not only on the iPhone, iPad, and Mac, but can additionally be viewed through CarPlay. This is perfect for those looking to stream it while driving to Thanksgiving dinner, driving around to buy Christmas presents, commuting to and from work, have playing while you’re at work, or simply just listening for casual and relaxation purposes.

  • FM radio: There is always the most traditional route which is listening to Christmas music on the good old radio. Apps like iHeartRadio and TuneIn do expand the number of stations you cano listen to as well. It should also be noted that you don’t need to download the apps listed above to get access to most of those stations. You can type them into the Apple Music app and access them that way since that app has iHeartRadio and TuneIn integration. That method is free to do and does not require an Apple Music subscription.

How will you be listening and streaming holiday music this year? Comment below or let us know on X at @appleosophy.

David Becker
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