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As of this afternoon, many developers and public beta testers running the latest iOS 8.4 beta are seeing popups for Apple's upcoming Apple Music service within the Music app.

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When opening the app, there's a popup for Apple Music that prompts users to start a three month free trial. Tapping on that option leads to another screen that lets users choose either an individual plan for $9.99 for a family plan for $14.99, but there's no way to actually sign up for a plan. Choosing a plan simply grays out the option and does not allow users to progress further in the signup process.

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These options have been showing up for some users since the latest iOS 8.4 beta was seeded yesterday morning, but many more users are now seeing signs of the Apple Music service as Apple begins to implement backend tools to support subscription signups at launch.

Apple Music will launch on June 30 as part of iOS 8.4, and it will be built into the Music app. The full Apple Music experience includes an on-demand streaming music service, the Beats 1 radio station, and Apple Connect, a social networking service connecting fans and artists.

Article Link: Signs of Apple Music Begin Showing Up in iOS 8.4 Beta Music App
 

darcyf

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Anyone know how long the offer to start your free three month trial will last? I just started the Spotify three month for 99 cents offer and I'm hoping I can dovetail the two :D
 
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Peepo

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I heard bad things about family sharing, hesitant to turn that on.
Also, forget family sharing for a bit and think of single-user, wonder if it will let you login to multiple devices on the same account simultaneously. I know spotify doesn't.
 
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The Doctor11

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Let's say you have one iTunes account with sub iCloud accounts. How is that gonna work. It's not family sharing so it would have to be individual but would out suggested tunes all be combined? I sure hope not.
 
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If you do this in the UK the app says the pricing is £9.99 and £14.99. Very interesting as Im pretty sure this hasn't been announced / mentioned anywhere yet, only the US pricing.

Thanks for the info :) A little disappointed they didn't go nearer £7-9, taking into account currency conversion, but I think £10 could still be justifiable. Plus, if iTunes Match subscribers like myself end that particular plan, then you're saving around £2 a month anyway.

The only problem I can forsee is data usage, and the need to upgrade my phone contract :(
 
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Bryan Bowler

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I'm looking forward to trying this out! I've been wanting a change in the way I pay to listen to music and this should be refreshing. (I've just been buying songs/albums via iTunes for the last several years.)
 
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leon44

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Thanks for the info :) A little disappointed they didn't go nearer £7-9, taking into account currency conversion, but I think £10 could still be justifiable. Plus, if iTunes Match subscribers like myself end that particular plan, then you're saving around £2 a month anyway.

The only problem I can forsee is data usage, and the need to upgrade my phone contract :(

It's important to remember that UK prices always include VAT at 20% while US prices do not include sales tax (as far as I'm aware). So we're really comparing $9.99 with £8.33 - which looks a lot better. Someone correct me if I'm wrong.
 
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frozen220

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So, will the free iTunes Radio be going away when Apple Music launches? I hope not.




As of this afternoon, many developers and public beta testers running the latest iOS 8.4 beta are seeing popups for Apple's upcoming Apple Music service within the Music app.

applemusic1.jpg

When opening the app, there's a popup for Apple Music that prompts users to start a three month free trial. Tapping on that option leads to another screen that lets users choose either an individual plan for $9.99 for a family plan for $14.99, but there's no way to actually sign up for a plan. Choosing a plan simply grays out the option and does not allow users to progress further in the signup process.

applemusic2.jpg

These options have been showing up for some users since the latest iOS 8.4 beta was seeded yesterday morning, but many more users are now seeing signs of the Apple Music service as Apple begins to implement backend tools to support subscription signups at launch.

Apple Music will launch on June 30 as part of iOS 8.4, and it will be built into the Music app. The full Apple Music experience includes an on-demand streaming music service, the Beats 1 radio station, and Apple Connect, a social networking service connecting fans and artists.

Article Link: Signs of Apple Music Begin Showing Up in iOS 8.4 Beta Music App
 
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MOFS

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Anyone know how long the offer to start your free three month trial will last? I just started the Spotify three month for 99 cents offer and I'm hoping I can dovetail the two :D

At WWDC they said it was from June until September (I guess until the release of iOS 9).
 
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JTToft

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Has anyone been able to find positive information on whether the music streaming portion of Apple Music will be geographically restricted in any way? Experience suggests most new Apple services are US only initially, but I haven't seen any info from Apple this time...
 
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chocolatesox

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Has anyone been able to find positive information on whether the music streaming portion of Apple Music will be geographically restricted in any way? Experience suggests most new Apple services are US only initially, but I haven't seen any info from Apple this time...

As far as I know, all we have at the moment is that it'll be launched 30 June in "100+ countries"
 
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bliggs

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I'm asking a serious question can most folks distinguish between 256 and 320?

I know people who claim that they can, but I cannot. Maybe I am just going deaf from too many years of listening to music cranked up in the car? Who knows. Anything above 256 is unnecessary IMO but to each his own.
 
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tdar

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Let's say you have one iTunes account with sub iCloud accounts. How is that gonna work. It's not family sharing so it would have to be individual but would out suggested tunes all be combined? I sure hope not.
Family Sharing allows for mixed account types. My Family account has myself as the master user with my iCloud user account as my user sign in and the master iTunes account as a sub account. Other family users are the same. They log in using their iCloud account and get access to the master iTunes account's purchases.
 
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