The music industry has been buzzing daily with updates regarding Apple Music, Apple's newest venture into the increasingly popular world of music streaming -- although the anticipation is now over, considering Apple Music is finally here. According to The Hollywood Reporter, expectations for Apple's entry in to the streaming music service sector were astronomical. Almost 1 billion people worldwide will have access to Apple Music on Apple's products, including individuals as well as families, who can subscribe to the program via a family plan. Apple Music supposedly will have no less than 30 million tracks available -- sounds too good to be true, right?
Billboard tried out the app for us yesterday, as reported in The Hollywood Reporter. Downsides: it takes up too much space on your device, requires the latest software update for iOS, doesn't allow you to import playlists from other apps, and does not offer a "desktop" option. Upsides: allows you to choose playlists from curators such as Pitchfork and Rolling Stone, offers offline streaming. Essentially, it's Spotify Premium built in to your Apple devices. In our opinion, it's more of a hassle than an improvement, but if you're okay with change for the sake of convenience, maybe a switch to Apple Music is the right path for you.