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Apple Seeds Fourth iOS 8.4 Beta With Revamped Music App to Developers and Public Beta Testers

Apple today seeded the fourth beta of iOS 8.4 to registered developers for testing purposes, nearly a month after seeding the third iOS 8.4 beta and almost two months after launching the first iOS 8.4 beta. iOS 8.4 has been in testing since mid-April, following the early April release of iOS 8.3. Today's beta is the third that public beta testers have received.

Today's beta update, build 12H4125a, is available as an over-the-air download and through the iOS Developer Center.

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iOS 8.4 beta 4's release notes still include a number of lingering issues with the new Music app that will need to be resolved before the software can be released to the public. Problems include an inability to use Siri with iTunes Radio, issues with AirPlay streaming, a lack of station sharing, and more.

iOS 8.4's major feature is an all-new Music app that includes a revamped look, as seen in the walkthrough video below. The Music app's new design shows pictures of artists in the Artists view and it offers a new MiniPlayer with a redesigned look for "Now Playing." There are personalized playlists, global search capabilities that make it easier to search within the Music app, and a streamlined design for the radio feature to bolster music discovery.


iOS 8.4's redesigned Music app comes ahead of the debut of Apple Music, which was introduced at the Worldwide Developers Conference yesterday. The upcoming streaming music service is similar to Apple's existing Beats music service, but it's been renamed and deeply integrated into the Music app.

We will see the public release of both the new music service and iOS 8.4 on June 30.

Tag: iOS 8.4


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25 months ago
Too late! iOS 9 it is! :D
Rating: 5 Votes
25 months ago
Apple Music is coming on June 30th, which is the release date for 8.4, and also 10.10.4.

8.4 and 10.10.4 GM will probably come the week before, so 6/23, which is two weeks from today, but one week before Apple Music goes public.

Lines up to me.
Rating: 5 Votes
25 months ago
Music App : Songs and album lists look like the keynote screens (no more white). New fonts maybe ?






Rating: 3 Votes
25 months ago
Another one : Playlists thumbnails now contains four of the covers of albums in the playlist instead of one.

Rating: 2 Votes
25 months ago
All mentions of iTunes Match seem to be missing.

Instead I see iCloud Music Libary under the Music section in Settings.app.
Rating: 2 Votes
25 months ago

Would love somebody else to comment on this. Same for me. I signed up for it quite a while ago but have only ever had the mac option...


That's cause Apple has to choose you. Signing up for the iOS beta doesn't guarantee you a spot. If they choose you then they send you an email with a link you go to. Then you download there 'profile' which gives you access to the Public beta.
Rating: 2 Votes
25 months ago

AppleMusic sounds like it only gives access to things that match to the AppleMusic library.


Nope.

From Apple website :


How does Apple Music know what songs are in my personal library?

With an Apple Music membership, your entire library lives in iCloud. We compare every track in your collection to the Apple Music library to see if we have a copy. If we do, you can automatically listen to it straight from the cloud. If you have music that’s not in our catalog, we upload those songs from iTunes on your Mac or PC. It’s all in iCloud, so it won’t take up any space on your devices.

Rating: 1 Votes
25 months ago

Correct

Actually not Correct. Artists like The Beatles will still be available for purchase via iTunes but will not be a part of Apple Music (Yet).
Rating: 1 Votes
25 months ago

They seem to have added in "more of this artist" and "you might like" at the bottom from within viewing an artist album.

Nevermind. It only shows up when you're viewing an album you've purchased, so I don't know if that's new or not. (At I've never noticed it before)


After tapping play on one of the albums suggested that I don't own, it gives me "subscription required to play this", and this is what I get when tapping subscribe:



Not loading yet, but it's there.

Rating: 1 Votes
25 months ago

Too late! iOS 9 it is! :D


Well, the redesigned music app can't be introduced early enough. But in general I second this.
Rating: 1 Votes

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