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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