Hands up who’s been tied to their iPhone/iPad/iTunes today? If you haven’t, you may be asking why so many people are jumping around with their iPhones in their hand, big smiles on their faces. Well folks, this is Apple Music.
We knew it was going to be good, but we didn’t know it was going to be this good. In the words of various iPhone Antidote staff members or family members:
“I mean, no joke, this is the way to do music.”
“This will replace music as we know it. This is it. This is how we listen to music now.”
“I’m listening to songs I forgot I loved.”
“This is an E-40 music video that I‘ve never seen! ”
“This is the coolest thing I’ve actually ever seen”
“Quietly humming with a big smile on their face”
If music wasn’t known to be good for working, we might be a little bit worried. Seriously though guys, this ish? It’s good.
We’ve signed up to the free trial, so we’ve got full access, but even without it you get to access Artists materials on Connect, and can listen to the pretty epic (so far) Beats 1 Radio station.
If you haven’t tried it yet, we suggest you do. The catalog of music, even at first glance, is epic. The layout is super intuitive. The ability to create stations, make music available offline, and having access to playlists curated specifically with genres of music that you like is pretty special. Personal recommendations based on what you already like is, although not new, working fantastically.
To get your ears on it, you’ll need to update your iPhone or iPad to iOS 8.4. It took us about 4 minutes, and you don’t need much extra space. For your Mac, you’ll need to update to iTunes 12.2 which was made available today.
Both updates are free. The first 3 months of Apple Music is Free, but remember to turn off Automatic renewal at least 24 hours before your trial is up.
“It’s like the beginning of the end of illegally downloaded music. They solved it. Look at what they did.”