The iOS 8.4 is the next software update for iDevices. The update will bring the Apple Music service to users. The iOS 8.4 rollout will begin at 11 a.m. EDT on Tuesday.
The iOS 8.4 will feature an improved version of the Music app that will give access to the live streaming music service Apple Music. Beats 1 is the new radio station from Apple that will run 24/7.
At the beginning, iDevice users will receive a free three-month trial, states Phone Arena. After the trial period ends, users wishing to continue it will have to pay $9.99 per month. Apple also is offering a family subscription that can benefit up to six members. It costs $14.99 a month.
Apple Music also will allow users to interact with other music lovers through a new social media service called Connect. Apple is not providing a free version of Apple Music with support for ads. Beats 1 radio station and Connect are accessible to all users with an Apple ID.
The Apple Music is only available for iOS users at present. However, the Cupertino, California-based firm is poised to launch an Android Apple Music app by this fall. Currently, the iTunes Match service lets Apple users upload 25,000 songs on iCloud. The Apple Music too will allow users to upload 25,000 songs on the cloud for iOS 8.4 users, tweeted Eddy Cue, Apple's senior vice president of Internet software and services.
Cue also said the iOS 9 on its release will allow Apple Music users to add up to 100,000 music tracks. The iTunes Match will be integrated with Apple Music, which means an album acquired outside of iTunes can be uploaded on iCloud and accessed from the same app on any device, reports 9 to 5 Mac. Apple Music will be launched to battle popular music streaming services like Spotify, Pandora and Rdio.
â€” Eddy Cue (@cue) June 27, 2015