Today at work during my lunch break I noticed Macmixing was going live on Periscope. I was bored and decided to give the live stream a watch. He was doing WWDC coverage and was excitedly talking about an announcement that Apple was making. They announced Apple Music which is an all you can eat music streaming service to compete with the likes of Spotify, and Play Music. Apple Music is the evolution of the Beats Music app. Apple actually has a pretty extensive collection of music. So far I have not searched for a song on Play Music that I have not found. I would imagine the Apple Music would be a similar experience with their more than 30million track library.
The exciting bit of news is the fact that Apple Music will be available for Android in the fall. One user can access Apple Music from iOS, windows pc, or Android for only $9.99 a month. The family plan is only $14.99 and allows multiple users to use the subscription. That family package covers up to six family members. To use the Family package you will need to have iCloud family sharing active. If you are a paid Apple Music user you will be able to download tracks for playing offline. You can actually use the service for free, but free users can only access radio stations with limited skipping similar to Pandora.
Radio stations like BeatsOne will be available in 100 countries at launch and will be Djed by Zane Lowe, Ebro Darden, and Julie Adenuga. The biggest advantage to this over Pandora is the fact that you will be able to skip as many tracks as you want. You can take advantage of a free 3 month trial to see if this is for you. This launches on June 30th, and later this fall for Android.
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