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Not to be confused with Apple's Music app.

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Apple Music, stylized as Music, is a music subscription service from Apple Inc. It is also bundled as part of Apple One.

History

The service was announced on June 8 at the 2015 Worldwide Developers Conference and launched with iOS 8.4 on June 30, 2015, replacing iTunes Radio.[1] In June 2019, Apple Music had around 60 million subscribers from around the world. By June 2021, it had reached 78 million subscribers.[2] In February 2022, the introductory free trial period was reduced from three months to one month.[3]

Features

Instead of paying for and downloading music individually by track or album, it is streamed on-demand from Apple servers to users' device(s) for a subscription fee. Users can manually select music to stream, or listen to curated playlists.[4]

Streaming radio

The service also includes access to the internet radio stations, Apple Music 1, Apple Music Hits, and Apple Music Country, which broadcast live to over two hundred countries 24 hours a day.[5] The radio stations are ad-supported and free to all users with an Apple ID.[4]

Supported formats

On May 18, 2021, Apple announced the addition of spatial audio support for Dolby Atmos. Apple Music will also offer Lossless Audio encoding up to 24-bit at 192 kHz.[6]

Plans

References

See also

External links

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