A free tier is available, too, that limits song skipping for streaming music but does include Beats 1 radio.
The question is how Spotify will respond to Apple’s attempts to recapture its dominate position in the music market.
Apple’s Apple Music streaming service is now available in Australia starting at AUD$11.99 per month for a single user subscription or AUD$17.99 per month for a group subscription that can be shared between six family members.
Eager to give it a try?
Siri has been updated to better integrate with Apple Music and features a ton of new commands. Besides Apple Music, iOS 8.4 offers bug fixes and improvements to the iBooks app, Mac Rumors reports. The update seems to be rolling out in waves, so if you do not have it – sit tight.
If you haven’t updated your iOS device already, you should. Follow the on-screen instructions to download and install the update.
The whole process should take less than 20-minutes and it’s certainly worth a look.
Seamless integration with the Music app on iOS, with Android next: Whether via iTunes on your computer or the Music app on your iPhone, Apple users won’t have the slightest difficulty navigating the new “Music“, “Radio” and “Connect” modules that make up Apple Music.
In order to check out Apple Music, users will need to first upgrade their phones to iOS 8.4, which can be downloaded by going to settings, general and then software update. When you own your music it never goes away.
Obviously the expense has plummeted with the availability of “free” music. The page that serves as your homepage is dominated playlists that Apple recommends based on the preferred artists and genres you selected.
About 41 million people now subscribe to streaming services, but that leaves plenty of room for Apple to plant its flag.
“We’re dedicated to exposing and discovering new music… and to tipping our hat to the legends”.
Bonus features: Exclusive content from artists like Beyoncé. A social network of sorts, you can comment on posts, like them, or share them with others.