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Apple Music is live as iOS 8.4 gets pushed out

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Apple Music is live as iOS 8.4 gets pushed out
With today's launch of iOS 8.4, Apple Music is now available through the revamped Music app. Those with an Apple device running the new iOS build can listen to Beats 1, Apple's always on global radio station which started operations at noon EDT in the U.S. The Apple Music streaming subscription service now offers a three-month free trial. After that, the cost is $9.99 per month. A family plan covering up to six users is available for $14.99 per month.

The on-demand streaming service gives subscribers the opportunity to select tunes from a library of 30 million songs. While there is no ad-supported free version of that service, those with an Apple ID can listen to Beats 1 for free, listen for free to other Apple radio stations with limited skips, and access Connects without a charge. The latter is a social-media "bulletin board" where artists can connect and socialize with their fans.

The iOS 8.4 update is being sent out OTA, and is also available through iTunes. 


source: AppleInsider

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posted on 30 Jun 2015, 12:47 4

1. AmitMajumder (Posts: 178; Member since: 21 May 2012)


i don't get it. Apple music is great and the features are awesome. But revolutionary?? You see Apple, these are things that make people start hating you!!!

posted on 30 Jun 2015, 13:52 1

5. Jamoga (Posts: 187; Member since: 17 Dec 2014)


doesn't have to be revolutionary. Regardless, its about trying something new, and adding more to whats still yet growing.people with high exceptions should lower it.

posted on 30 Jun 2015, 16:36

10. thxultra (Posts: 81; Member since: 16 Oct 2014)


hahah i saw that also. I like Apple products but Apple radio is nothing revolutionary :) Evolutionary maybe but Spotify, Rhapsody and others have been out for years.

posted on 30 Jun 2015, 13:03 1

2. cnour (Posts: 1164; Member since: 11 Sep 2014)


Apple Music is awesome. Apple is reinventing how we listen to music!!!!!

posted on 30 Jun 2015, 13:14 1

3. Scott93274 (Posts: 5161; Member since: 06 Aug 2013)


Sarcasm?


...Anyway, I don't see why Apple feels that it is necessary to build a feature like this directly into its OS. Apple Music as well as Apple Maps would greatly benefit if they were actual stand alone apps, they would then be able to update them more frequently than they would if they relied on full system updates. If someone opted to use an alternative to their services then they're stuck with them installed taking up valuable storage space on their phones. But Apple has been very forceful with their content as of late, I remember people complaining that they couldn't remove U2's new album after Apple forced it onto everyone's device.

posted on 30 Jun 2015, 14:18 1

6. c.hack (Posts: 613; Member since: 09 Dec 2009)


Troll much?

There is negligible impact on the OS's space or processing requirements for having Apple Music integrated. In fact for those using it, it becomes more convenient. Unlike the intrusive overlays and multi-gigabyte crapware from vendors and telcos on android phones.

BTW, Apple never "forced" the free U2 album onto my phone. After I installed it and didn't like it, I had no problem removing it.

posted on 30 Jun 2015, 14:22 2

7. Ordinary (Posts: 2386; Member since: 23 Apr 2015)


On iOS does apps cant be deletes unless jailbreaked while on the other hand on Android you can. Apple Music, Apple Maps etc. are all considered bloatware so saying that iOS doesnt have bloatware is false.

posted on 30 Jun 2015, 14:41

8. bucky (Posts: 2857; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)


How are those considered bloatware? Those are designed into the OS and no 3rd party molested anything there...IOS doesnt have bloatware...

posted on 30 Jun 2015, 14:56 2

9. Ordinary (Posts: 2386; Member since: 23 Apr 2015)


Something like this:
http://i.imgur.com/mpKCFHa.jpg

Something that wont be used all the time will be considered bloatware, even apple fans are saying that they dont use half of this apps.

posted on 30 Jun 2015, 16:50 1

12. Scott93274 (Posts: 5161; Member since: 06 Aug 2013)


"Apple Sucks!!!" is a troll comment, or anything Mxyzptlk says in a Motorola article is a troll comment, my comment was a legitimate statement, and I feel like I conveyed my viewpoint with respect to others so you're welcome as it's more than what others do on this site.

That being said, in regards to the U2 album, read the article from the link below. The lines "Apple devices downloaded the album without user's permission" (Which I have seen first hand) and "Apple was forced to create a tool to allow those who didn't want the album on their iPhone or iPad, to be able to remove it" legitimizes my statement and disproves yours.

http://www.phonearena.com/news/Bono-apologizes-for-Apples-U2-iTunes-freebie_id61731

And when Apple has designed the system to delete your apps so your OS receives updates, I think it's very nervy of them to make assumptions that they can add in additional features that in all actuality should remain optional.

http://www.phonearena.com/news/iOS-9-will-temporarily-delete-your-apps-if-you-dont-have-enough-space-to-update_id70795

Are they the only company that does this? No. But it doesn't make them any less guilty of it.

posted on 30 Jun 2015, 19:40

14. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 15351; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


He's backtracking.

posted on 30 Jun 2015, 23:09 1

15. Scott93274 (Posts: 5161; Member since: 06 Aug 2013)


And here comes the village idiot. What part of my initial statement is backtracking? Damn man, I swear you can't help but talk out of your ass can you.

posted on 01 Jul 2015, 00:09

16. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 15351; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


It's quite simple even for your primitive mind. You called me out, I simply just retaliate.

posted on 30 Jun 2015, 19:40

13. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 15351; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Scott does that. He's always trying to put iOS down.

posted on 30 Jun 2015, 13:22 2

4. j2001m (Posts: 2992; Member since: 28 Apr 2014)


Hm, the app crashes all the time on my iPad Air 2, I give it 2 out of 10

posted on 30 Jun 2015, 16:40

11. skymitch89 (Posts: 1327; Member since: 05 Nov 2010)


So, a few questions about something that I haven't seen covered in articles...Does this replace the Music app currently on iOS 8.3 that offers free streaming of music that is ad-supported? or Is this a separate app for music?

posted on 01 Jul 2015, 12:40

17. gaming64 (unregistered)


Well I am so glad I didn't update right away. The new music app sucks like hell, should've sticked with iOS 6's music player with flat design, Apple Music is a battery hog, and no improvement to performance or battery life whatsoever so nope.

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