Dr. Dre’s Compton is out and you can listen to it in iTunes or on iPhone. If you can find it. Here, we show you how to find Dr Dre’s Compton on iTunes and iPhone so that you can listen to it for free.
After years and years of rumors and speculation, Dr. Dre is back though it’s not with the album that many people were expecting.
Instead of Dr. Dre’s Detox, the acclaimed rapper and producer has released an album called Compton, a compilation album that features big names like Eminem, Ice Cube, The Game, and Xzibit. Its release comes a few days before the release of the N.W.A. bioptic, Straight Outta Compton.
On August 1st, Dr. Dre announced that he would be releasing his brand new album exclusively on iTunes and Apple Music. The move is sure to frustrate users on other platforms but it makes a whole lot of sense: Dr. Dre is an Apple employee.
Earlier today, Dr. Dre and Apple released Compton on iTunes and Apple Music and iOS and Mac users with the proper software installed can now listen to the album, for free, for a few hours. Unfortunately, Apple Music and iTunes don’t make it easy to find.
How to Find Dr. Dre’s Compton on iTunes
Dr. Dre’s Compton will be streaming through iTunes the Apple Music application for a limited time. For the next three hours (6PM-9PM PST), you can stream the album and all 16 of its tracks on your Mac, iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch if you know where to look. The album is an hour long.
On Mac, you’ll need to download the latest version of iTunes. If you don’t want to download the latest version of iTunes, you’ll at least need iTunes 11.1 so that you can access the Radio feature. The album is streaming over iTunes Radio.
Once you’ve installed the correct version of iTunes, you’ll want to follow this link. This will bring up a page in your browser. It should bring you to a screen that features a bright blue button that reads Listen in iTunes. It looks like the screenshot below.