Lots of people were scratching their heads after the WWDC developers’ conference after Apple previewed its new music subscription and radio service, set to debut on June 30. Unfortunately, the reviews were not kind.
“One of the sloppiest debuts for any new product or service from the company,” states Business Insider
“Apple Music is a major mess,” states Mashable.
It “feels like a mish-mosh of disparate elements the company thinks we might want,” said Engadget.
Apple is not quite familiar with this type of response, and it certainly seems they have lots of questions to answer and work cut out for them in further developing the app prior to its release. Where there seems to be confusion, here are some of the basic talking points regarding Apple Music that should help shed some light on the new service. The new IOS software update will be available on June 30. Once downloaded, the new Apple Music tab will appear on the front screen of your iPhone.
- The service is free. Score!
- The Red music tab on the front of the iPhone will turn white.
- Once the new update has been downloaded, the tab opens and you will see your downloads categorized by albums and songs, along with tabs for other features like iTunes Radio.
- Once Apple Music starts up, the computer-generated iTunes Radio is gone and will be replaced by Beats One Radio (a 24/7 free, live radio station featuring celebrity DJs).
- There will be an option for a $9.99 monthly Apple Music subscription service (similar to Beats Music service that offers curated content).
- The iTunes Store tab will remain on the front page of your iPhone but as a separate app.
- By choosing from a list of different musical genres, Apple Music will “get to know you”. It will then suggest albums for you to listen to via the streaming service as well as curated radio stations based on your tastes or artists you should follow via its Connect social network.
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Resource: USA Today