Apple Music Coming to Android This Fall
Apple just finished wrapping up this year’s WWDC keynote. Their traditional “One more thing…” was the long-rumored “Apple Music” service. Apple is joining the already crowded streaming music space with a few differentiators like curated stations (such as BeatsOne), Connect, and Siri Integration.
BeatsOne will be broadcasted from different cities around the globe 24/7. Zane Lowe and a few other select DJs will be will be playing a mix of the latest and best around the clock.
Connect is a way for artists to share things like behind the scenes pics, in progress lyrics, or rough cuts of music videos. Apple says this section will be “Unfiltered” and “Unedited.” Users can comment on or like anything posted by an artist. Artists are also able to directly message users. This is supposed to be a way to bridge to gap between artists and their fans.
With Apple music you can ask Siri questions like: “Play the top songs from 1982,” or “Add the new Blur Album to my library.” It remains unclear if the Siri portion is coming to Android and Windows, though it’s highly unlikely.
Apple has announced a June 30th release date. The service will cost $9.99 per month, with the first three months free. Families of up to six people can share a membership for $14.99 per month which each member having their own profile. As a nice surprise, Apple Music will be coming to Windows and Android “later this fall.”
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