There are so many misconceptions about what Apple Music is, what it does, and why it matters. I thought it would be helpful to give an overview of the service. I subscribe to Beats Music and Apple Music is almost a re-skin of Beats. So much of Apple Music comes directly from Beats. Discover, Radio, and Connect are the three main features that are being advertised. These sections live in their respective tabs. Discover The "For You" and "New" tabs make up Discover. "For You" is like the "Just For You" tab in Beats. A few times a day it updates with new playlists and albums it thinks you might like. These suggestions are based on what you listened to, saved, and favorited. It is not all hip-hop, all new music, or all mainstream, as I've seen some people suggest. For example, I was listening to a few Swans albums in Beats, and I was recommended The No Wave Movement playlist. It's relevant to what I was listening to. I've found a lot of depth and nuance to all the genres too. The "New" tab is not tailored to your tastes. It's just new releases sorted by genre. Radio From the Apple website, it lists both "Listen to Apple Music radio stations" and "Listen to Beats 1 radio station" features. These are two separate things. Beats 1 is the live broadcast, and it looks to be the only one available so far. I expect Beats 1 to be very mainstream. If you are not into that, you'll be able to make your own station by just pressing "Start Station" while listening to a song. Much like the stations in other streaming services, or the stations currently in iTunes Radio, for example. People who don't pay can listen to Beats 1 and the non-live stations, but with limited skips. Paid members are given unlimited skips. Connect Connect is a live stream of updates by artists that you like. Pretty simple. My Music This is the place for any music you have added to your collection. Every song, album, or playlist has an ellipsis icon next to it. Pressing it brings up a menu and you can choose to add it to your collection. Choosing "Add to Library" will send it to your My Music. You can also chose "Make Available Offline" so it downloads to your device. This is so you don't have to stream when on cellular. You will clearly know what music is saved for offline thanks to little triangle icons next to titles. There's also a toggle to show only downloaded songs, which helps to prevent accidentally streaming from cellular. "Streaming service" seems to have misled people into thinking that it can only stream. You can stream or download anything you want. Paying vs. Not Paying If you don't pay, you can still listen to Beats 1, and also the non-live stations but with limited skips, you can not listen to any song you feel like, and you don't get the recommendations feature. If you pay, everything is unlimited. You can skip as much as you want, listen to anything you want, and save to listen offline.