Apple is letting users request songs on Beats 1, here’s how

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[Update: iMessage requests supported as well.]

Apple Music and its accompanying 24/7 always on radio station Beats 1 launched earlier today with Zane Lowe hosting. Alongside Apple Music, the company launched a refreshed Tumblr blog with Beats 1’s schedule. The company has also launched a webpage inviting users to request content to be played.

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“To leave a request to hear your favorite song on Beats 1, call us on one of these numbers,” the webpage reads. Apple has phone numbers listed for the US, UK, France, Japan, Germany, and a handful of other countries, as well as a generic “world” number.

As Beats 1 revealed in a tweet, Travis Mills is hosting a show at 5PM PT/8PM ET that is called “Requests.” It’s unclear if requests will be played during any of the other shows on the station.

Further regarding Apple Music, The Next Web has shared a humorous clip of Zane Lowe experiencing technical difficulties prior to the official launch of Beats 1. Lowe can be heard frustratingly talking with a producer trying to solve some technical difficulties prior to his first show.

If you want to request a song to be played on Beats 1, head to this webpage and the appropriate phone number for your area. In addition to phoning in a request, listeners can also use Apple’s iMessage by messaging beats1radio@icloud.com to ask Beats1 to broadcast a song.

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Comments

  1. chrisl84 - 8 years ago

    Thats right, its YOU against 100M screaming 14 year old girl Beiber fans. Hope you have fast fingers and a lot of free time.

    • No doubt it’s so they can record your request audibly and use that sound bite later. They can have a giant PBX network taking thousands of calls simultaneously, no need for busy signals.

      • chrisl84 - 8 years ago

        Point being with a “worldwide” call volume, you arent requesting jack crap. Better luck being struck by lighting twice.

    • Couldn’t get Carson Daly?

  2. Wow, call.. Really? Why not write a letter instead? Maybe carve a message into the wall of a cave.

    Here’s a tip, just play the song after searching for it. Any. time. you. want.

  3. Sacha - 8 years ago

    Think about it, millions of people will be requesting their favourite songs. Don’t get hopeful.

    • Millions of people listen to the same crap, so chances are very high that for many people, their requests will end up playing.

      The streaming part of the app makes requests completely irrelevant anyway.

      • Sacha - 8 years ago

        Yeah, that’s true.

  4. Zack C. - 8 years ago

    Turns out a few public figures have started sending their requests (Jaden Smith) this is probably going to be interesting

  5. This whole Apple Music thing is a complete mess. The app is a mess, and good luck to anyone who wants to just listen to the music they own. UGH!

    Worst Apple Software Ever.

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