For everyone that’s not into the jailbreak scene, or have been holding out for the release of Apple Music, today’s your day. Apple has started seeding out the iOS 8.4 update via an over-the-air update for your compatible iOS devices.
The following devices are compatible with iOS 8.4, and can be upgraded immediately, without a hitch:
- iPhone 4S
- iPhone 5
- iPhone 5C
- iPhone 6
- iPhone 6 Plus
Once you’ve received the OTA update and applied it, Apple Music will already be there without an additional downloads. You can go ahead and get signed up for the Spotify and Pandora competitor. As a reminder, after being announced at the Worldwide Developers Conference, Apple Music will provide users the ability to listen to the entire iTunes catalog of music for only $9.99. If you’re looking to sign up with your family, you can sign up for only $14.99 with support for up to 6 users, provided that you have Family Sharing set up.
One more note about pricing, is that Apple is providing a three month free trial period for everyone to test out and decide whether Apple Music is for them. And don’t worry, Taylor Swift’s 1989 will be available to stream as well.
The much publicized radio station, known as Beats 1, is also available alongside the release of Apple Music and iOS 8.4. Included in the updated Music application is Apple Music Connect, which is a social networking platform that allows artists and musicians to connect with their listeners and fans.
Some of the minor changes that iOS 8.4 is bringing to that table are some fixes and changes to iBooks and audiobooks. The “biggest” change is that Apple has now consolidated all books, audio, and print into the iBooks application without having to search around different applications.
Let us know if you’ve updated to 8.4 and what you think about Apple Music and all the rest of the features introduced with iOS 8.4.