It’s that time again. Time for another Apple beta to be released and for everyone to ogle over all the changes that may or may not have been made. This time around, Apple has released the beta for iOS 8.4. Considering the fact that iOS 8.3 was just released last week on the 8th, Apple really is speeding up the pace at which they release iOS updates.
The change-log overall isn’t extremely exciting, but where the excitement lies with this update is within the Music app. The Music app in the iOS 8.4 beta has been completely redesigned from top to bottom. It’s expected to work with the streaming service that Apple is expected to release at WWDC in June.
In addition to the overhauled Music application, the first rendition of the iOS 8.4 beta offers a slew of new or updated features for the Music app.
As for the release notes, here they are for your viewing pleasure:
“The iOS 8.4 Beta includes an early preview of the the all-new Music app. With powerful features and an elegant new look, enjoying your music is easier than ever. This preview provides a sneak peek into what we’ve been working on, and what’s to come — the music is just getting started.
All-New Design. Music app has a beautiful new design that makes exploring your music collection easier and more fun. Personalize playlists by adding your own image and description. Enjoy stunning pictures of your favorite artists in the Artists view. Start playing an album right from the album list. The music you love is never more than a tap away.
Recently Added. Albums and playlists you’ve recently added are now at the top of your library, making it effortless to find something new to play. Simply tap play on the artwork to listen.
Streamlined iTunes Radio. Discovering music with iTunes Radio is easier than ever. You can now quickly return to your favorite stations in Recently Played. Choose from a selection of hand-curated stations in Featured Stations, or start a new one from your favorite artist or song.
New MiniPlayer. With the new MiniPlayer, you can see what’s playing and control playback while browsing your music collection. To open Now Playing, just tap on the MiniPlayer.
Improved Now Playing. Now Playing has a stunning new design that showcases your album artwork the way it was meant to be. In addition, you can begin wirelessly streaming your music using AirPlay without leaving Now Playing.
Up Next. It’s now simple to find out which songs from your library will play next — just tap the Up Next icon in Now Playing. You can even reorder, add, or skip songs whenever you like.
Global Search. You can now search from anywhere in the Music app — just tap the magnifying glass. Search results are conveniently organized to help you quickly find that perfect song. You can even start an iTunes Radio station right from Search.”
Everyone should be reminded that this is only the first beta for iOS 8.4, so there are plenty of bugs and kinks that will need to be worked out before everything is running 100% smoothly.
Have you updated to the newest iOS 8.4 beta? Let us know your thoughts on the changes to the Music app down below.