Apple Music Showing Up in Canada for Some iOS 8.4 Beta 4 Users [PICS]


Apple Music will launch worldwide in 100 countries on June 30 and for some iOS 8.4 beta 4 users in Canada, landing pages for the service have started appearing. Given how Apple’s website doesn’t state Canadian pricing or explicitly mention Canada as part of the launch, this is evidence we’ll most likely see the music service at the end of the month.

As you can see in the screenshots below shared by reader @acerace113 (Canadian iTunes account; location set to Canada), his iPhone on iOS 8.4 beta 4 showed the following landing pages this afternoon:

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Do note the prices in the screenshot most likely reflects Apple Music pricing for the USA, as Canadian prices will probably be higher due to currency fluctuations. These images intermittently kept on popping up within iOS 8.4 beta 4 and when the membership plans were picked, it would just freeze.

We’ve reached out to Apple to clarify if Canada will be part of Apple Music’s launch and will update everyone once we hear back. Given how Canada has so far remained excluded from Apple features such as iTunes Radio, Apple Pay and the iOS 9 News app, you can see why some users are skeptical whether we’ll get it or not at launch. Apple Canada’s website just says it’s “Coming soon”, while Apple USA says it’s coming “06.30.15”.


  • BCEd

    We experienced the same thing with Apple Radio. Not to worry, it will surely be eliminated in Canada once iOS 8.4 Golden comes out. In the meantime, I wouldn’t even consider subscribing unless and until Apple Music supports Sonos, as Spotify Premium, Rdio and others already do. And before you ask, Sonos has already written in their blogs that the delay has nothing to do with Sonos’ end.

  • dudewassup

    I’m pretty sure Apple said the new music service isn’t limited to the US, and that it will be launching in 100+ countries. Canada will almost certainly be in that list.

  • BCEd

    Canada has some pretty persnickety royalty regimes that significantly delayed the launch of Spotify in Canada, well after *many* countries and that continues to prevent Apple Radio and Rhapsody from operating here. So I’m not holding my breath. Notwithstanding, as I’ve stated above, it’s moot. No Sonos support, not interested.

  • dudewassup

    Spotify being in Canada is exactly why Apple Music will arrive in Canada on day one. Streaming rights aren’t a progression of time thing, if you let one service in you let everyone else in.

  • BCEd

    Not necessarily

  • “Apple Canada’s website just says it’s “Coming soon”, while Apple USA says it’s coming “06.30.15”.”

    True, but I just checked and Apple UK’s website, Apple Japan’s website, Apple France’s website, Apple Germany’s website and Apple Australia’s website all say coming soon as well. I think every country other than the US probably says coming soon. I’m hopeful.

    Interestingly enough, Apple China’s website doesn’t have a page for Apple Music.

  • Bob Langevin

    I got the trial screen for about 1 sec when I opened music but now it’s gone. It was on Public beta 3

  • websnap

    That’s all well and good, but what about Sonos support?