iOS 9 beta supports limited Apple Music + Beats 1 playback including Siri control

Eddy Cue confirmed late last night that a new iOS 9 seed is coming to developers next week with support for Apple Music, but since the service launched yesterday, users have discovered that there are a few ways to use certain aspects of it while on iOS 9.

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First, if you are running iOS 9, Siri commands work to access some of the features of Apple Music. For instance, you can ask Siri to add an album that you didn’t previously have to your library and the content will be added from the Apple Music selection. This also works for songs. Beats 1 is available on iOS 9 via the Music app, but you can also use Siri to access the service.

Another way iOS 9 users can access Apple Music content is by adding the music to their library from a device running iOS 8.4 or iTunes 12.2. From there, the content will then be accessible from any of your devices, even ones running iOS 9.

Apple Music will come to developers running iOS 9 via a new beta, the third since the OS was unveiled, next week. While developers may be disappointed by the lack of a new beta yesterday with Apple Music, a new beta next week follows suit with Apple’s general two-week schedule for new betas.

Apple Music and Beats 1 launched yesterday after being officially unveiled at WWDC at the beginning of last month. The service costs $9.99/month for individual users and $14.99 for families of up to six. Everyone gets a 3-month free trial to start.

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  1. GadgetBen - 8 years ago

    Adding songs you hear with SIRI, that’s quite cool, I wonder if Siri on the Apple Watch will support this….

  2. When is the public beta expected? Thanks.

  3. So we suffered through Creepy Lavine’s stuff, and dev’s get it a week after the public. Nice.

  4. James Lautner - 8 years ago

    nice it worked

  5. ericesque - 8 years ago

    I am hoping Siri’s new contextual awareness works when listening to Beats 1. While listening in the car I’ve already found myself wishing I could just say, “Hey Siri, add this to my Heard On Beats 1 playlist”.

  6. Robert Mellor - 8 years ago

    If you turn on iCloud Music Libarary in General > Music you get everything but discovery.


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