One of the most interesting announcements Apple has made during the annual Apple Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC15) was the launching of Apple Music – the new Apple Music Streaming Service.
Apple Music Users will have free access to a very large collection of songs and music pieces, which they will be able to listen to from anywhere in the world. Paying users will be able to download music to their devices and thus be able to hear them also without internet connection. The service will include also some pieces and songs exclusive to Apple.
One free service open to all will be iTunes Radio, with which users will be able to enjoy listening to various radio stations around the world. iTunes Radio will also include playlists curated by some of the biggest artists – giving these artists the control on the streaming of their music.
Another feature of Apple Music will be Apple Connect, which will let artists interact with their fans. This social network allows musicians to share messages, tracks, photos and videos with their subscribers. Artists will be able to offer their subscribed fans exclusive content and behind-the-scenes material via this service.
The Apple Music service will be launched on June 30, 2015, and will cost $10 per user (including 3 trial months). Families will be able to use the iCloud Family Sharing option for up to 6 family members for $14.99. The service will intially be launched for users of Apple Users, but in the fall will be opened also to Android users.