Apple has finally entered Music streaming with the launch of Apple Music in the latest iOS 8.4 today. The music streaming service, as has been expected, continues to receive positive reviews. Our own impressions for the same will be coming out live shortly.
There isn’t much new to add-on to what Apple already announced at the WWDC this month. However, if you missed out on our previous story relating to the amount of catalog available for you to listen to, its a gargantuan 100,000 songs, up from the usual 25,000 limit attached to iTunes match.
Apple Music allows you to stream music anytime on demand. Artist pages, news, 24-hour worldwide radio station Beats One broadcasting from NYC are also additions to this new iteration of music streaming which Apple aspires to set as a standard. Another new innovation is Connect, where artists can share with fans like never before.
Curated playlists, by a team of experts, designed specially to fit your likes are also a highlight of Apple Music.
The UI has also gotten a revamp, with a more solid look to the album art and little final touches here and there. You can find a mini music player at the bottom of your screens, and even though this isn’t something really new, Eddy Cue’s forced attention to the same made during the WWDC made sure that we notice it, and hence mention it.
Hey, you also get Taylor Swift on Apple music accompanied by her 1989 album ! Just thought this required a due mention.
As for subscriptions, Apple Music starts with a 3-month free membership, after which a $9.99/month subscription fee will apply. There will also be a family plan providing service for up to six family members available for just $14.99/month.
For Indian users, as reported by The Tech Portal earlier, you can probably expect the service to be available for less than $2 per month, largely due to huge currency fluctuations. We are coming out with the first impression in a brief bit of time. Do tell us your own experience by shooting down comments below.