Apple announced that it will launch iOS 8.4 and Beats 1 radio station along with the Apple Music streaming service slated for a Tuesday release.
Senior director for Apple Music and former Beats CEO Ian Rogers wrote in a blog post that the latest operating system and radio station will be launched on Tuesday morning. 9to5 Mac reports that while iOS 8.4 will be launched at 8 a.m. PT, Beats 1 will be released an hour later.
In a statement, Apple’s senior vice president of Internet Software and Services Eddy Cue said, “We love music, and the new Apple Music service puts an incredible experience at every fan’s fingertips. All the ways people love enjoying music come together in one app — a revolutionary streaming service, live worldwide radio and an exciting way for fans to connect with artists.”
According to International Business Times, Apple users will be able to use the service at the start as part of a three-month trial period. Beyond the trial period, users will be able to avail the service at a cost of $9.99 per month. Apple will also roll out a family subscription plan wherein up to six members will be able to use the service for a price of $14.99 a month.
A new social media service called Connect will let users with Apple Music communicate with other people. Users with an Apple ID will be able to avail the services of Connect and Beats 1.
As is the case with iTunes Match service – which allows Apple users to upload up to 25,000 songs on iCloud – Apple Music service will also let iOS 8.4 users to upload 25,000 songs on the cloud, according to Cue’s Twitter post.
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Although Apple Music will only be compatible with iOS users, Cupertino, a California-based firm, is designing an Android Music application which will be ready for a launch by this fall.
According to CBS Detroit, an interview featuring rapper Eminem by renowned DJ Zane Lowe will air following the launch of Apple Music Radio.
— Zane Lowe (@zanelowe) June 25, 2015
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