Happy Hour Podcast 021 | Apple Music first impressions


Apple Music is finally here. The iOS 8.4 update hit yesterday and we’ve been exploring Apple’s new music streaming service to see if it lives up to the hype. Listen to our first impressions, problems, and our opinions about Apple Music. The Happy Hour podcast is available for download on iTunes and through our dedicated RSS feed.

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  1. irelandjnr - 8 years ago

    Since launch every redio station besides Beats 1 and BBC World Service has been doing this for me—every time:


    • irelandjnr - 8 years ago

      Interestingly that message disappeared for me once I subscribed. Still believe it’s bug, though.

    • Inaba-kun (@Inaba_kun) - 8 years ago

      That was happening to me, but now it’s disappeared.

      The whole Apple Music app is a buggy mess to be frank. Flickering text, broken links, and flat out lock ups. It’s a total mess, and that’s without mentioning the meagre selection of content on offer.

  2. Inaba-kun (@Inaba_kun) - 8 years ago

    Hey Benjamin, you keep saying that the only UK streaming service is Spotify. That hasn’t been true for a long time. Google Music, Xbox Music, and Sony’s equivalent (whatever that used to be called until they killed it a few months back) are all subscription music services which have been available here for years.

  3. msean101 - 8 years ago

    According to Apple’s support documentation for Family Sharing (https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201079), all the members of the “family” use the same credit card for purchases. Wouldn’t that requirement make setting up an Apple Music “family” account with friends a bad idea? Am I missing something here?