If you signed up for the free Apple Music trial on or around June 30th then it is about to expire. The free trial period is only 3 months long and users must now decide if they want to pay for the service or use the limited free tier option. Apple offers two payment plans -- a $9.99 per month single user option, or a $14.99 per month family option. The free option gives users access to Beats 1 radio, Apple Music radio stations and artist feeds on Connect. Free users will not be able to enjoy unlimited skips or add Apple Music content to their library for offline listening. You can see a complete list of free and paid features here.
It wasn't too long ago that music fans were trading cassette tapes of their favorite tracks. The days of manually dubbing songs and writing artist information on the tiny insert of a cassette case may be long gone. Despite this, the concept of gifting a custom album could return with a vengance if Apple implements their patent titled Digital Mixed Tapes.
Apple today has released iOS 8.4.1 to address complaints aimed at its new music streaming service. Apple Music users and critics have complained about missing songs in their Music library and other bugs that have affected services such as iCloud Music. Apple blogger Jim Dalrymple's article titled, Apple Music is a nightmare and I’m done with it, gained the most attention after he complained about not being able to properly download full albums.
Beats 1 curators this week have begun uploading full versions of their past radio shows on their personal Connect pages, but like everything else on Apple Music it can be kind of confusing on how to locate them. Here's how to listen to full shows from your favorite Apple Music DJs.
T-Mobile has added Apple Music to its list of music services that can stream for free over the carrier's 4G LTE network. Music Freedom allows Simple Choice customers to enjoy 33 music streaming services without burning through their T-Mobile data plan. The list of supported services include popular music platforms such as Pandora, Spotify, Rdio and more. You can see a complete list of supported services here.