All you need to know about Apple Music

1 July 2015

appleSo, Apple Music has arrived and the tech company continue in the quest to push things further by getting forward thinking tech-lovers to... erm... wear watches and listen to the radio.

Now it is here, what do you need to know about it? If you said 'nothing', then feel free to stop reading this article and watch a video of people doing idiotic things instead. If you do want to know what's going on, here's the lowdown.

What is it?

Well, Apple Music is like Spotify. There's a load of tunes on a service and you can listen to them and it is all very straightforward. However, one slight difference is that Apple Music has a thing called Beats 1, which is a radio station with some famous DJs on it like Zane Lowe who used to be on Radio 1 and Ebro from NYC's Hot 97.

How much?

It'll cost you £9.99 per month. There's no free version like Spotify. There is a 3 month trial which is free. There'll also be a family plan, which allows six people to use Apple Music for £15 a month. Spotify have exactly the same family plan.

What's so special about it?

Well, some people will like it because it looks and feels so Apple-y. They've also managed to negotiate with Taylor Swift and have permission to stream her new album '1989'. If you don't like Apple or Taylor Swift, these aren't going to draw you in. However, if Apple can get exclusives that say, Spotify can't, that could sway some music nuts.

When is it available?

Update your iPhone or iPad and it is available, right now. Later in the year, it'll be available on Android too. You'll also have to wait for it to become available on OS X.

What else do I need to know?

Nothing. That's basically it. It is a streaming service like the other streaming services.

TOPICS:   Technology   TV

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