Who’s excited for Apple Music? I’ve been anticipating for its launch since I saw this commercial three weeks ago:
When it’s finally launched yesterday with the latest update of iOs, I immediately updated my iPhone and anxiously opened the Music app after the download is finished.
I actually forgot – did I have to sign in or did it automatically connects me to my Apple ID, but soon after I saw ‘My Account’ page, I was shown a list of music genres to chose. It did not show everything, I think it sort of get the idea from my history of iTunes purchase/songs from my iTunes library. Here’s a screenshot of what I favorited:
After I clicked ‘Next’ I was again shown a page where I should choose. This time, favorite artists. Again, it did not show everyone, but I had to choose anyway.
Because I choose R&B as one of my favorite genres and electronic artists such as M83, my “homepage” or the “For You” section consisted of a Jay – Z playlist and some electronic playlist. “One Giant Leap for Mankind”… I like the title! 😀
As I kept scrolling down, I found another playlist which caught my interest more. I decided to listen to some disco beats, hence this playlist…
However, I am still kind of confused with the interface. For example, just as I am writing this my “For You” section has changed again. This time includes a Joss Stone and a 90s electronica playlist. I also got some recommendations; Michael Jackson’s Thriller album, Grizzly Bear’s Shiled album, Wilco’s Yankee Hotel Foxtrot album, and Usher’s Confession album… to name a few.
Although that shows a more diverse options to me (I loveee almost all kind of music and I like to discover new music), I still think it is considered predictable and nothing new, because I know all the artists recommended to me. Somehow, I like Spotify’s “homepage” better, where I can get playlist recommendations based on time of the day. That’s how I usually got new recommendations and discover new music.
And, how do I create my own Playlist? Still haven’t found out how to do it.
But… here’s the cool thing about Apple Music. Beats 1 Radio! It’s a 24/7 live radio broadcasted from several parts of the world with DJ’s such as Zane Lowe from LA (yes, that Zane Lowe), Julie Adenuga from London and St.Vincent.
Now here’s the place where I can discover new music! By listening to the radio, every time I hear a new song that I like, I can just instantly “love” or add it to my music, and then it immediately updates my preferred genre/artists as well. YASSS.
So far, I’m loving Apple Music. It’s still free for 3 months trial now and afterwards it’s IDR 69.000 per month in Indonesia – quite I good deal I say. Will be better once I got more used to the interface I think.
Have you checked it out? What do you think?