If you’ve used music streaming service, you’ve used them all. Spotify, Rdio, Pandora, and other services all have roughly the same feature set, and focus around letting you access a huge library of music from anywhere, any time. Apple has historically been reluctant to embrace music streaming, instead pushing iTunes and the benefits of owning your tracks. But as of today, that all changes, as Apple has just released Apple Music to the masses, bundled into iOS version 8.4.
Like competing services, Apple Music allows for radio streaming, playlists, sharing songs, and more, but the idea here is that you’ll get more for your money here. Apple has included benefits like its Beats 1 24/7 online radio, and a miniature social network platform that connects listeners to their favorite artists. There’s a myriad of features to be found here, and you can take a tour through them in our Apple Music hands on!