Apple Music officially launches

July 1, 2015

Will be part of the iOS 8.4 and iTunes 12.2 update available now.

Apple Music formally made its debut yesterday as part of the iOS 8.4 and iTunes 12.2 update. Apple Music is the company’s new music streaming service that lets you steam all content from Apple’s iTunes library. It also marked the debut of Beats 1, the worldwide radio station that is broadcasts live 24/7, replacing iTunes Radio.

The new update has also redesigned the entire Music app found on supported iOS devices. You can now browse your own music, along with curated playlists as part of Apple Music along with music you have on iCloud. Apple Music is available on a 3-month trial, after which you have the option to pay $9.99 per month or $14.99 as part of a Family Sharing plan.

Apple Music currently has 30 million songs available for streaming. It also puts it in direct competition with similar services such as Spotify and Pandora.

by Victor Philip Ortiz
Tech Enthusiast and Movie Buff. When he’s not busy playing with the latest games, Victor usually spends his time collecting Blu-rays and building his own movie library. As the Online Editor for T3 Middle East, he develops and writes content for www.T3ME.com which includes reviews, features, and videos in addition to managing its social media and web content.