Developers have been asking if Apple Music and the 24×7 Beats 1 will come to the next beta version of iOS 9 so that they can test them as well.
Apple’s senior Vice President for services Eddy Cue confirmed the same on same day Apple Music and iOS 8.4 were launched, saying that the next iteration of iOS 9 beta will be seeded to registered Apple developers as soon as next week and it will support Apple Music as well.
However, with current iOS 9 beta 2 not supporting the newly launched Apple Music, few of the devs have figured out certain aspects that can be run on the second beta of iOS 9.
Firstly, if you have installed the iOS 9 beta 2 on your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch, you can access some features of Apple Music through Siri Commands. Since there is a unified server for Siri for all iOS users, the commands are triggered using iOS 9 as well, and Apple has not fixed that.
So when you ask Siri to add an album that you do not own or have it in your Music library, the album will be added into your Music app via the Apple Music server. Not only albums, you can try them for singles as well.
Since Beats 1 is available in the Music app, you can trigger and start playing it using Siri commands too. Just say – “Hey Siri, start playing Beats 1” and it will start playing it for you.
Also, if you have a device running iOS 8.4 and a device with iOS 9, when you add a music from Apple Music to your personal library from your iOS 8.4 device, you can access the same music from iOS 9 device with same Apple ID. Pretty cool, no?
Apple Music is supposedly launching for devs running iOS 9 beta via a new firmware iOS 9 beta 3, as confirmed by SVP Eddy Cue. Many developers have been disappointed with Apple by not giving access to Apple Music and Beats 1 the day it launched for everyone, via a new beta seed the same day.
Apple usually seeds a new beta every 2 weeks and therefore developers will be able to get their hands on Apple Music from iOS 9 beta on Tuesday, next week.
Apple Music and Beats 1 radio was launched on July 29 for users around the world with services start $9.99/month and prices varying in different countries. Currently, Apple Music is being offered as a free trial for 3 months.