Apple Music Officially Launches with iOS 8.4 Release

Apple officially launched Apple Music Tuesday morning when it released iOS 8.4 for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Apple Music is Apple's new streaming music service that also includes an Internet radio station and social platform where artists can share with fans.

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You can sign up for a free three month trial on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch in the new Music app—it's where you access Apple Music along with the songs in your own iTunes library. Once you set up your Apple Music trial account, tap For You to set up your streaming music preferences.

Along with a streaming music service, Apple Music includes Beats 1, which is an Internet radio station hosted by DJs, musical artists, and celebrities. It's available all day every day for free. Connect gives subscribers behind the scenes and special content from their favorite artists.

Apple unveiled Apple Music during its Worldwide Developer Conference keynote presentation earlier this month. Subscriptions cost US$9.99 a month, or $14.99 a month for up to six people on the same iCloud Family Sharing account.

Be sure to watch for The Mac Observer's Apple Music review coming soon.