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Apple to start rolling out iOS 8.4 with Apple Music at 11am EDT on June 30th

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Apple to start rolling out iOS 8.4 with Apple Music at 11am EDT on June 30th
Apple is pushing out the iOS 8.4 update at 11am EDT on June 30th (this coming Tuesday). This build of Apple's mobile OS includes the newly revised Music app, which will include the Apple Music streaming music service. At noon, Beats 1 goes live. This is Cupertino's new 24/7 radio station that will feature DJs like Zane Lowe in Los Angeles, Ebro Darden hosting from the Big Apple, and Julie Adenuga in London. The station will be heard in 100 countries when it kicks off on Tuesday.

When Apple's streaming service debuts on Tuesday, it will do so with a three-month free trial available. After that expires, you can subscribe for $9.99 a month. A family subscription priced at $14.99 a month will allow up to six people to be covered. Additionally, Apple's new Music app will give you access to Connect, which is like a social media site for artists where they can interact with their fans, and pass along news and other information to them. While there is no ad-supported free version of Apple Music, anyone with an Apple ID can log in and hear the Beats 1 radio station, head over to the Connects social media sites, or listen to Apple radio stations with a limited number of skips. A version of the app will become available to Android users later this fall.

For established music streamers like Spotify, Pandora and Rdio, a new kid starts playing in the sandbox on Tuesday at 11am EDT. Only time will tell if Apple plays nicely with the others, or becomes a bully.

source: IanRogers, 9to5Mac via MobileSyrup

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posted on 28 Jun 2015, 21:30 3

1. vivaapple (Posts: 31; Member since: 02 Jun 2015)

the most advance music streaming will rise. :)

posted on 28 Jun 2015, 21:46 1

2. AlikMalix (unregistered)

Hope you're right, but we'll have to see... my primary radio is iTunes Radio (partly because it has music I love from my native country, partly because it mixes in my own music, and partly because it works so well outside my Apple gadgets in CarPlay, PC, etc.) But iTunes is just one of radios just like others outthere... They'll need to step it up to stand above - and like I said, we'll have to see.

posted on 28 Jun 2015, 23:02

9. waddup121 (unregistered)


posted on 28 Jun 2015, 22:17 3

3. darkkjedii (Posts: 24349; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)

Not really looking forward to Apple music, but the new music app looks very good, and hopefully 8.4 brings more stability. iOS 9 is what I'm looking forward to, shaping up to be a helluva update. My Air 2 awaits it.

posted on 28 Jun 2015, 22:21 1

4. InsertUsernameHere (Posts: 428; Member since: 31 Aug 2014)

Can't wait to use the split-screen feature on my Air 2. Better late than never.

posted on 28 Jun 2015, 22:24 3

6. darkkjedii (Posts: 24349; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)

Right! I don't care about the "android had it first" crap, just happy to see it in iOS. And man does it look good. I've always been a heavy iPad user, and this will make me go even harder.

posted on 28 Jun 2015, 22:55 1

8. darkkjedii (Posts: 24349; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)

Notes is another app I use a lot of. The enhancements made to the notes app are amazing. I have around 200 notes right now, can't wait to edit them, and make new ones.

posted on 28 Jun 2015, 22:22

5. Johnnokia (Posts: 1144; Member since: 27 May 2012)

What is gonna happen to iTunes Radio?

posted on 28 Jun 2015, 22:37 1

7. Athene (banned) (Posts: 72; Member since: 22 Jun 2015)

Totally hyped for Apple Music for a few reasons!

1. $2.50 a month! (6 friends)
2. Will be on my GS5 && my iP6!
3. Celebrity content posted on the social media section of the app like lyric notebooks, pics, etc.
4. Global 24/7 live music & DJ's
5. Sharing playlists and songs thru iMessage!

posted on 29 Jun 2015, 02:40

10. Rock_Hardwood (Posts: 113; Member since: 11 May 2015)

I use slacker plus for offline streaming, save data

posted on 29 Jun 2015, 05:58

11. gaming64 (unregistered)

I'm gonna have to wait for the reception. 8.3 is currently draining my battery in an incredible rate I had to keep it on airplane mode all the time.

posted on 29 Jun 2015, 06:00

12. gaming64 (unregistered)

Apple Music is gonna be the best now that it has TayTay's music and not to mention the great services or so I heard. Apple is singing Shake It Off to the competition now.

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