Apple's Beats 1 Radio Will Start Its Never-Ending Transmission On Wednesday

Apple's Beats 1 Radio Will Start Its Never-Ending Transmission Tomorrow

Tuesday morning sees the launch of iOS 8.4, and with it Apple Music. And even if you're not a Taylor Swift fan, there's still some joy to be had in the world: the Beats 1 radio station, DJed by Zane Lowe and free for everyone with an Apple ID, will start its broadcast at 5pm Wednesday AEST.

The news came from Apple Music senior director (and former Beats CEO) Ian Rogers. The iOS update should be available starting at 4AM AEST — you'll need to download it in order to get access to Apple Music. The radio will start an hour later, to give you time to complete the update and mentally prepare yourself for some never-ending Zane Lowe.

Apple VP Eddy Cue also quietly announced that the update will increase the song limit on iTunes Match, up to 100,000 songs from 25,000.

What's interesting for Australia is that Apple hasn't confirmed us as one of the 100 countries getting Apple Music. In fact the only country we know that's getting it for sure is We assume that Australia is in on the Apple Music love, but we'll find out for sure when the service launches on Wednesday.


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