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Apple Music is now available on iOS and the desktop

Billy Steele
06.30.15
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Apple's entry into the music streaming fray has arrived. Apple Music is now available for download via the iOS 8.4 update for mobile devices, and you'll be able use it on the desktop on both Mac and Windows machines, too. In addition to iTunes' library of over 30 million tracks, you'll also be able to stream Beats 1: Apple's 24-hour internet radio station that'll be driven by Zane Lowe, St. Vincent, Drake and others. Like Beats Music, the app will serve up suggestions based on your preferences alongside curated playlists from the likes of Rolling Stone, Pitchfork and more.

That Connect feature is there too, so you can keep up with your favorite acts on the road and in the studio. Last, but certainly not least, you'll have access to all of the music you've purchased from iTunes in the new Music app as well. This means that what you own and what you stream is all easily played in the same place, and with an offline playback option, too. We'll have some more detailed impressions soon, but you can test drive the service now thanks to the aforementioned iOS update or version 12.2 (or later) of iTunes. And you can do it for free for the first three months. You'll have to agree to automatically opt-in to the $10 a month plan (or $15 a month family option) to launch the app, but you can disable auto renewal in the Apple Music settings menu.

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