‘Beats 1 Coming Soon’ Teaser Live in Canada for iOS 8.4, 9.0 Beta Users


Apple Music is set to go live on June 30, 2015, which will also include Beats 1, its worldwide radio station, featuring DJ Zane Lowe and other high profile artists with their own shows.

While iOS 8.4 and iOS 9 beta users in Canada have seen the Beats 1 landing page pop up in Apple Music, now the station actually plays the ‘coming soon’ teaser trailer, which gives users a taste of what to expect once the station goes live. Previously, this teaser was available to the U.S., but it has made its way into Canada.

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The short audio teaser is fast-paced and will provide listeners with interviews with artists, plus curated music that includes the hottest tracks gaining popularity worldwide, especially those getting lots of airtime ‘in da club’.

This teaser also notes the 9AM PDT launch time for Beats 1, which was revealed by senior director of Apple Music, Ian Rogers, in a blog post on the weekend. This post also referenced the availability of iOS 8.4 at 8AM PDT/11AM EDT, ahead of Apple Music’s launch. However, in an interesting turn of events, the referenced 9AM PDT launch time has since been removed from his post (thanks @acerace113), leaving many to speculate the actual time may change.

Apple Music pricing for Canada has not been revealed yet, but US pricing starts at $9.99 per month for individual plans and $14.99 for family plans.

Thanks @wittenburgs


  • aaloo

    I have a bad feeling that we are only getting beats1, and nothing from the paid tier including other radio stations and the full on demand catalog. Less than 24hrs to go, and Canadian price is still not listed on apple’s website. I guess when they said over 100 countries, they were just referring to beats1.

  • Parksy

    You’re likely right but I guess they do have 3 months to figure it all out since everyone is on a trial to begin with. I’m not sure what Apple Music can provide that Spotify can’t and until Apple Music is integrated with the Sonos system, I don’t think it would become my platform of choice anyways. The streaming music business is getting crowded and the company with more money than anyone else has decided to join the party.

  • I wouldn’t stress much… because Apple didn’t confirm any price yet except the US one… If you check on the different Apple website.

    So yes, I’m sure we are still on for tomorrow’s launch.
    I dont agree with people saying that Apple have 3 month trial to figure the prices etc…. because what will happen, it’s easy…. tomorrow when you’ll click on start trial… you’ll select your account and see the $$ who’s going to be charge automatically after the 3 months… That’s how spotify, netflix is working….

  • aaloo

    to me the benefits of apple music are:

    1. 14.99 for family price
    2. one app to integrate all my own music and cloud music and give me the ability to download whatever as i please.
    3. access to iTunes music video catalog. right now i have to go to youtube or vevo to watch these and youtube has terrible ads.

    its about integration. I just want one app for all my music audio and video needs. don’t want to be launching 2-3 apps to get my music fix. and the price of 14.99 for 6 people is the best in the market right now.

  • aaloo

    i hope you are right.

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  • coady

    What genre of music does Beat1 even play?