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June 30, 2015

Apple releases latest update with new music app, Beats 1 and Apple Music

Technology Apple Inc.
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Apple has released its iOS 8.4 software update, which features Apple Music, Beats 1 and an all-new Music app for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, as well as several smaller changes, 9to5Mac reports.

Apple announced its new music streaming service earlier this month.

In addition to the Apple Music service, non-subscribers will still notice a redesigned Music app an Up Next feature for managing current music playback and access to Apple’s Beats 1 streaming radio station. With Apple Music, iOS 8.4 includes artist activity and access to a streaming music catalog built-in to the Music app.

Beats 1 broadcasts 24/7 to over 100 countries. Beats Music subscribers can migrate their music libraries to Apple Music using the new software.

Apple Music, which is available for free for three months, starts at $9.99 per month for individual users. Group plans through Family Sharing for up to six users cost $14.99 per month.

The update also includes a fix for the "Unicode of Death" bug discovered last month.