Apple has announced its new streaming music service: Apple Music. The service will be available from June 30th for users of iOS, Mac and Apple TV in over 100 countries. It is necessary to buy a membership if you want to use this new music service. You can choose for a Single or Family membership which you can easily and quickly buy with an iTunes voucher! Later this year Android users will also be able to download the app.
It doesn’t matter whether you enjoy listening to Johnny Cash, Mozart or Ariana Grande. You can find the music of all of these artists in the Apple Music library. Besides using the app as a streaming music service, it can also be used as a radio or to follow your favorite artists. The radio stations are run 24/7, such as Beats 1 that is hosted by DJ’s at several locations (New York, Los Angeles and London). You can follow artists via ”Connect”, where they share their newest music, photo’s and more. A Single membership will cost you 10 dollars a month and the Family membership will be 15 dollars a month. You can share the latter with a maximum of six persons, using the Apple service iCloud Family Sharing.
It is not per definition necessary to buy a membership to use Apple’s streaming music service. The only thing you absolutely need is an Apple ID. This allows you to follow the social feed of artists and listen to the Beats 1 radiostation. But with an Apple Music membership you get access to the other features of the service. You can listen to the excessive library and save content so you can listen to your favorite tunes offline. Apart from Apple’s own radio stations, it is possible to listen to other radio stations as well and you have access to all the features of Connect. You will even start your membership with a 3 month free trial!
The European prices of the memberships will be known from June 30th.