Apple announced the long awaited Apple Music, which has been rumored for months. Apple Music developed on the same technology that brought you Beats Music.
The streaming service is very similar to Spotify, Rdio, and Google Music All Access. Apple will also launch a new live 24/7 radio station called Beats1. This live station will feature live DJ’s from New York, Los Angles, and London. Apple Music will allow you to listen to music in your own library or on-demand.
Apple Music will also allow you to connect with artists using a new social network service called “Connect“. Apple will allow singed and un-signed artists and bands to upload music, video and pictures to share directly with fans.
Apple will release their service in a brand new Music App in iOS 8.4. Apple will also release an updated version of iTunes for Mac and Windows. Apple said that Apple Music will launch later this fall on Android.
Apple didn’t comment on what will happen with Beats Music, but as most of the team as been resigned to Apple Music and other jobs. Apple will likely phase out the Beats Music brand after the launch on Android. Apple has removed the sign-up button on the main Beats Music website. I was able to get to the sign-up page through the login button.
Apple Music will launched on June 30th, and a single account will cost $9.99, while a family shareable account for up-to six users will only cost $14.99 a month. Both plans comes with a three-month free trial.