Apple releases iOS 8.4 update, launches Apple Music streaming service

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Date: Tuesday, June 30th, 2015, 08:43
Category: Apple Music, iOS, iTunes, News, Software


iOS 8.4 is here.

And so are the hefty changes to the Music app that have been noted over the past few weeks.

Early Tuesday, Apple released iOS 8.4. The new version of the mobile operating system includes an overhauled Music app with access to Beats Music, Beats 1 and the new Apple Music streaming service.

Other changes include the following:
– Audiobook playback moving to the built-in iBooks app with support for CarPlay while textbooks created using iBooks Author will now be available on the iPhone.

– Full access to the Apple Music services.

Beats Music subscribers can migrate their music libraries to Apple Music using the latest software version on iOS while Spotify and Rdio subscribers can try this unofficial workaround to migrate playlists.

Apple Music is available for free for three months in over 100 countries. United States pricing starts at US$9.99/month for individual users then goes to US$14.99/month for group plans through Family Sharing that include up to six users.

The iOS 8.4 release is available as an OTA software update within the Settings app on supported iOS devices, or can be downloaded and installed through iTunes.

If you’ve tried iOS 8.4 and have any feedback to offer, let us know in the comments.

Via 9to5Mac

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One Response to “Apple releases iOS 8.4 update, launches Apple Music streaming service”

  1. Updated my phone, lost all playlists but the ‘Purchased” playlist and most of my music, only left 200 or so purchased songs. Had to resynch with computer to restore playlists and other music. New music app nifty, but not pleased the initial consequences of this upgrade.