Apple Music And Beats 1 Radio Goes Live

Apple has finally launched its Apple Music, a subscription based music streaming service alongside Beats 1, a 24/7 radio service. Apple has launched these two services across 100+ countries around the globe. Hit the jump to know what do there services has to offer, what will these services cost.

Here are the core capabilities of Apple Music and Beats 1:

All the music you already have. And all the music you could ever want.

Apple music not only gives you access to the music you do not have, it will also carry your entire iTunes library to Apple Music.

First, we identify all the tracks in your personal collection and compare them to the Apple Music library to see if we have copies. If we do, we make them instantly available in iCloud across all your devices

If no match is found in the online library, the track will be uploaded from iTunes on your computer.

Apple music all at one place

Siri Integration

With Siri integrated in Apple Music, users will have more control over their music. You can get help from Siri with an array of requests. You can ask Siri to do things like:

“Play the top songs from 1982.”
“Play more songs like this.”
“After this song, play They Want My Soul.”
“Add the new Blur album to my library.”

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Connect

Connects provides a platform to fans to connect with their favorite artists. While new artists will be able to promote their music, the existing established artists will be able to keep their fans in loop with videos, backstage shots and more, on which fans will be able to comments, like, and share.

apple music connect

Discovery

Discovery is the name of a feature using which Apple Music will learn your preferences over time and will make suggestion based on what it has learnt. All you need to do is, when you start, just pick your genre, favourite bands, and rest will build up from there.

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Beats 1

Beats 1 is a free 24-hour radio service which broadcasts to over 100 countries across the globe, directly from Apple’s studios in Los Angeles, New York, and London. It broadcasts the latest music, interviews, and culture, 24/7. Apple Music subscribers will be able to tune into ad-free stations and even skip an unlimited number of songs.

beats 1

Free Trial for 3-Month

Apple is offering Apple Music, along with all the goodies mentioned above – including access to the music library of over 30 million songs – absolutely free of cost for the first three months.

Subscription Plans

After 2 months of trial period, users will have to subscribe to plan to stick around Apple Music. There are two type of subscription plans: individual and family membership.

Individual membership: This membership will be exclusive to only one Apple ID, and it will cost your $9.99/month, and will give you access to full blown Apple Music experience.

Family membership: This subscription plan allows you to share Apple Music access with up to six family members through Family Sharing with unlimited access to the service for the month.

Supported Platforms

iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch running iOS 8.4
Apple Watch, connected to an iPhone running iOS 8.4.
Windows or OS X computer with iTunes 12.1.2 installed.
Support for Apple TV and Android will be added later this year.

Availability

Apple has launched Apple Music in over 100 countries including United States, Latin America, Europe, Africa, Middle East, India, Asia Pacific, the Caribbean, Canada, and Puerto Rico.

Here’s the complete list of countries on-board:

apple music countries

Interested in giving Apple Music a try? First you need to update to iOS 8.4. Follow these links to do so:

Download iOS 8.4 IPSW
How to install iOS 8.4

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