Apple recently released iOS 8.4 to an eagerly awaiting audience Tuesday morning and there are not a lot of differences. The biggest one is undoubtedly the launch of Apple Music, Apple’s new streaming service that lets you listen to music from any genre, or a live global radio stream via Beats 1.
I strongly recommend Apple Music over iTunes!
— Retweet The Songs (@RetweetTheSongs) June 30, 2015
Many have compared the set up to Spotify, which questions the necessity of Apple Music. There is also a desktop version available for download as well. Will this wipe out the other streaming services like Spotify and Tidal? Many say no. Tidal offers way more than Apple Music, however both are not free. (So I will be sticking to my free version of Spotify.)
Apple music is cool but Tidal has videos too and exclusive artist playlists as well as offline content
— LK (@AllEyesOnKIE) June 30, 2015
— Brian Fagioli (@brianfagioli) June 30, 2015
Other updates in iOS 8.4 fixed some bugs in iBooks and other apps but this update was primarily to prepare for the bigger and better iOS 9.