Apple Music comes to Mac and PC with iTunes 12.2
Following the release of iOS 8.4 earlier on Tuesday, Apple pushed out the latest version of iTunes with support for the company's Apple Music streaming service, bringing including Beats 1 radio, Apple Music Connect, Apple Music Radio and more to Mac.
The iTunes update comes just hours after Apple Music launched on iOS to much fanfare, mostly centered around the debut of Beats 1 radio. Unlike other streaming services, Apple Music is bringing back a live 24/7 radio format led by DJ Zane Lowe.
Apple Music in iTunes comes with the same features introduced earlier today on iOS, including human curated playlists, enhanced song discovery tools and access to the Apple Music Connect social network for artists.
From the release notes:
This update includes:
For You. Get playlist and album recommendations you'll love, selected just for you based on your musical tastes. The more you listen, the better For You gets.
New. Discover the best new music, handpicked by our music editors. Explore mixes created just for activities like exercising, or find great handcrafted playlists in a wide variety of genres. With Apple Music, you'll always have the perfect soundtrack for any occasion.
Connect. A single place to connect with your favorite artists. See thoughts, photos, music, and videos shared from your favorite artists. You can comment on or love anything an artist has posted, and the artist can respond to you directly.
Beats 1. Tune in to Beats 1, broadcast live from cities around the globe. Enjoy music, interviews, exclusive radio shows, and the best of what's going on in the world of music. Beats 1 — worldwide and always on.
Apple Music Radio. Radio has been completely redesigned. Play from Featured Stations, where our music experts hand select every song you hear. Or, start a new station from any artist or song. In addition, it's now easy to quickly return to your favorite stations with Recently Played.
My Music. Find all your music in one place, including iTunes purchases, music you've imported from CD, and now songs from Apple Music.
iTunes Store. The iTunes Store is still the best place to buy your favorite music — one song or album at a time.
As always, users can find the update through the Mac App Store and Mac's Software Uodate mechanism.
Apple is giving prospective subscribers a taste of what Apple Music has to offer with three months of free access. Following the trial period, monthly rates start at $9.99 for single users and $14.99 for families up to six.