iOS 8.4 is here!! comes with Apple Music and other improvements

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Since mid-April, Apple released the beta version of iOS 8.4 and just few days ago, they officially released it for the general public. The major overhaul is the replacement of the Music app with ‘Apple Music’- a music streaming service and a major competitor for Google Music and Spotify. This comes alongside their Beats 1 live radio service.

Below are the key features of the new iOS 8.4:

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  • Become an Apple Music member to play from millions of songs in the Apple Music catalog, or keep them offline for playback later.

  • For You: Members can see playlist and album recommendations, handpicked by music experts

  • New: Members can find the latest, greatest new music available – direct from our editors

  • Radio: Tune in to music, interviews, and exclusive radio shows on Beats 1, play radio stations created by our editors or create your own from any artist or song

  • Connect: See shared thoughts, photos, music, and videos from artists you follow, then join the conversation

  • My Music: Play from all of your iTunes purchases, songs from Apple Music, and playlists in one place

  • Completely redesigned music player that includes new features such as Recently Added, MiniPlayer, Up Next, and more

  • iTunes Store: Still the best place to buy your favorite music—one song or album at a time.

  • Availability and features may vary by country.


Enhanced iBooks App – Audiobooks have been moved from the Music app and now resides directly in the iBooks app. This means all book related content is all in one place, which makes a lot of sense.

Boosted CarPlay – iBooks app was also get upgraded as Apple’s CarPlay platform now has a dedicated audiobooks app.

Bug Fixes:


  • Fixes an issue where receiving a specific series of Unicode characters causes device to reboot.

  • Fixes an issue that prevented GPS accessories from providing location data.

  • Fixes an issue where deleted Apple Watch apps could re-install.

Quick Tip: Android users can follow this link to stream the Beats 1 radio service.



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