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When Will iOS 9 Get Apple Music and Beats 1?

Published Jul 1st, 2015 8:00AM EDT
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Apple released updates for iOS and OS X on Tuesday that enabled its Apple Music streaming service and Beats 1 radio station. However, the new music features are only available on the newly released iOS 8.4 and iTunes. iOS developers and early testers who already have iOS 9 beta 2 installed on their devices can’t access them yet, but that will change soon.

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Asked on Twitter when iOS 9 is getting Apple Music support, Apple’s senior vice president Eddy Cue tweeted that a new iOS 9 beta is “coming early next week.” The exec did not reveal any additional details about the upcoming software release.

So far, Apple has seeded two iOS 9 betas to developers, with iOS 9 beta 2 being made available only days before the official Apple Music roll out. Anyone with access to a developer account can already run iOS 9 beta 2 on supported iOS devices, though you can try it out immediately even without a developer account, if you’re so inclined (here’s how to do it).

Meanwhile, Apple Music and Beats 1 work on iOS 8.4 or later, iTunes 12.2 on OS X and Windows, and they should be available in some 100 markets.

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Chris Smith Senior Writer

Chris Smith has been covering consumer electronics ever since the iPhone revolutionized the industry in 2008. When he’s not writing about the most recent tech news for BGR, he brings his entertainment expertise to Marvel’s Cinematic Universe and other blockbuster franchises.

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