Signs of Apple Music Begin Showing Up in iOS 8.4 Beta Music App

As of this afternoon, many developers and public beta testers running the latest iOS 8.4 beta are seeing popups for Apple's upcoming Apple Music service within the Music app.

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When opening the app, there's a popup for Apple Music that prompts users to start a three month free trial. Tapping on that option leads to another screen that lets users choose either an individual plan for $9.99 for a family plan for $14.99, but there's no way to actually sign up for a plan. Choosing a plan simply grays out the option and does not allow users to progress further in the signup process.

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These options have been showing up for some users since the latest iOS 8.4 beta was seeded yesterday morning, but many more users are now seeing signs of the Apple Music service as Apple begins to implement backend tools to support subscription signups at launch.

Apple Music will launch on June 30 as part of iOS 8.4, and it will be built into the Music app. The full Apple Music experience includes an on-demand streaming music service, the Beats 1 radio station, and Apple Connect, a social networking service connecting fans and artists.

Top Rated Comments

marvz Avatar
82 months ago
If the streaming quality isn't as good as Spotify's (320kbps) then there's not too much point many people switching over imo.
It's not that easy to compare since Apple is using a different format.
Score: 17 Votes (Like | Disagree)
pgiguere1 Avatar
82 months ago
If the streaming quality isn't as good as Spotify's (320kbps) then there's not too much point many people switching over imo.
The bitrate of MP3 and AAC files should not be directly compared. A 256 kbps AAC sounds just as good (if not better) than a 320 kbps MP3. As a bonus you use less data.
Score: 17 Votes (Like | Disagree)
spoa94 Avatar
82 months ago
Exciting stuff! I already cancelled by Spotify auto-renew (expires on June 27) and cannot wait to sign up for Apple Music
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
maramok Avatar
82 months ago
A wild  Music appeared!
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
techguy9 Avatar
82 months ago
I heard bad things about family sharing, hesitant to turn that on.
Also, forget family sharing for a bit and think of single-user, wonder if it will let you login to multiple devices on the same account simultaneously. I know spotify doesn't.
Bad things? I have absolutely no problems with using Family Sharing.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
jonatron Avatar
82 months ago
If you do this in the UK the app says the pricing is £9.99 and £14.99. Very interesting as Im pretty sure this hasn't been announced / mentioned anywhere yet, only the US pricing.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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