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Following the launch of Apple Music alongside iOS 8.4, Apple's Beats 1 radio station led by Zane Lowe has begun broadcasting. Available in more than 100 countries, Beats 1 is a 24/7 radio station that will play music around the clock with live DJs and guests.

The inaugural song played on Beats 1 radio right when it kicked off at 9:00 a.m. was Spring King's "City," which was followed by Beck's "Dreams" and Jamie xx's "In Color." Spring King was picked by Lowe as a great upcoming band from Manchester. In a move that might be somewhat controversial, Apple has decided to censor explicit content on the Beats 1 radio station, something listeners experienced when a song from Dr. Dre's Chronic album was played.


Beats 1 features several shows by various on-air personalities, and a full lineup of what's going to be on can be found at the Beats 1 website, which forwards to Apple's new Tumblr page for Apple Music and Beats 1. The Tumblr page has a complete schedule that displays what's playing, and it adjusts to your time zone based on location.

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Beats 1 will include exclusive interviews and news broadcasts, with the first interview taking place tomorrow with Eminem. According to Zane Lowe, today's focus is on the music, and several exclusive songs will be played over the course of the day.

Apple Music is available now and is free for all listeners for the first three months. Following the trial period, the service will cost $9.99 per month for individuals or $14.99 for families of up to 6.

Update: Apple has confirmed that it is censoring explicit content on its Beats 1 radio station.

Update 5:35 PM: It appears the Beats 1 radio station is currently experiencing an outage and is unavailable for some listeners. Attempting to play the station results in an unknown error.

Update 6:13 PM: Beats 1 is back up.

Article Link: Beats 1 Worldwide 24/7 Live Radio With Zane Lowe Now Available
 

I Am Designer™

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Jun 22, 2015
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One Feature they absolutely need is that if I'm listening to Beats1 on my headphones and unplug them that it doesn't pause the station the same way it does for regular music.

So far so - 30 minutes in and the Beats1 is pretty Awesome.
 
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Lapidus

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Did they remove ratings on iOS? And maybe in a few minutes on iTunes too?!
 
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Jakexb

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I was *very* skeptical about this Beats 1 thing... but I have to say it:

it's pretty awesome!

Still getting used to Zane Lowe's really excited DJ style, but it's already growing on me. He sounds like he's legitimately having a good time.
 
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Shirasaki

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May 16, 2015
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One Feature they absolutely need is that if I'm listening to Beats1 on my headphones and unplug them that it doesn't pause the station the same way it does for regular music.

So far so - 30 minutes in and the Beats1 is pretty Awesome.
It Does pause on my phone when I unplug my EarPods, which is simple conventional EarPods
 
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DempaX

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Jun 4, 2014
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City - Spring King has just been looping since start for me. Weird. Ok, I did not sign up for the free trial yet but c'mon.
 
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mlpsponzischeme

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Jun 16, 2009
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Not working. I can stream Beats 1, but I keep getting error messages when I try the streaming service. Wow, the buggy launches just keep continuing for Apple.
 
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Shirasaki

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I am about to sleep. It is too late in Australia.

Glad to see I can simply use beta 2 to hear the very first bit of Beats station. Hope I can enjoy it in the future.

皆さんお休みなさい。:)
 
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NightFox

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May 10, 2005
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Come on Apple, featuring this on your homepage, inviting people to use it and then telling them they need to upgrade iTunes to a version that you've not yet released and linking to the current version that doesn't even work doesn't show the sort of attention to detail that people associate(d) with Apple.

Surely you could have coordinated things better - like have iTunes 12.2 available before you try telling people to download it?
 
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Sheza

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Has anyone figured out if there's a toggle for clean vs explicit on Beats one? I noticed a song or two with "radio edits" and I'd love to turn that off.
I will take a guess and say 'no'. The two versions could have different run times. This is effectively an actual radio station.
 
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