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Apple shuffles the music streaming game

Apple shuffles the music streaming game
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Looks like the freemium music streaming app, Spotify, got serious competition.

During the Worldwide Developers Conference 2015 (WWDC), Apple unveiled its latest addition to its audio arsenal: the Apple Music, an app combining wide music streaming service, 24-hour live radio station by Apple, and an artist-to-fan social app in one.

The Apple Music curated some of the best music from the iTunes Store and ripped CD’s of artists worldwide, pooling over 30 million songs, and housing them in a single playable app. Apple Music not only allows you to stream songs, albums, or playlists, it can even suggest the perfect playlist for you.

If you’re the type who prefers a little pep talk in between music playbacks, you may want to try the Beats 1. Apple’s first live radio station, Beats 1 is a 24-hour radio broadcast that offers exclusive interviews, guest hosts, and the best of what’s going on in the music world to go along with the finest music selection. The Apple Music Radio also offers new radio station ranges with diverse genres, from indie rock to classical to folk or funk.

Fan experience will never be complete without connecting with your idolized artist. Apple Music attempts to bridge this gap between artists and fans through Connect. Connect allows artists to share lyrics, backstage photos, videos, or even their latest song release directly to fans via their iPhone. Fans meanwhile can interact by liking and sharing the artists’ posts. The ultimate perk? You’re favorite artists may just respond directly to your posts.

Apple Music will start opening its service starting June 30 in over 100 countries.  Initially, it offers a 3-month free membership, after which a $9.99 per month subscription fee will apply. A family plan will also be available, providing service for up to six family members available for only $14.99 per month.

“We love music, and the new Apple Music service puts an incredible experience at every fan’s fingertips,” said Eddy Cue, Apple’s senior vice president for Internet Software and Services. “All the ways people love enjoying music come together in one app — a revolutionary streaming service, live worldwide radio and an exciting way for fans to connect with artists.”

Words Antonio Jose Galauran

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