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How to Setup Apple Music in Canada; Beats 1 Goes Live [Hands-On]

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Apple Music has launched in Canada and worldwide radio station Beats 1 is now live. While Canadians were skeptical whether we would be included at launch, those worries have melted. Not only is Apple Music here in Canada, the pricing is the same as the USA at $9.99/$14.99 for Individual and Family plans.

The revamped Music iOS app first asks you to choose a plan, which will auto charge you once the three month subscription is over:

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After that, you’ll see the new Music app, with Beats 1 front and centre:

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To select your music preferences, tap on your profile in the upper left corner. Then, tap ‘Choose Artists For You’:

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Here, you tap once on a genre you like and twice on one you love. Press and hold to remove genres you don’t want to listen to. You’ll repeat this for artists you like:

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Once this is complete, the “For You” tab will have curated music for you:

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I haven’t had much time to dive into the curated songs and albums, but so far I’m loving what I’m seeing. As much as I love my music, I don’t have time to sort and organize all the time so curated streaming is compelling for me. This three-month free trial is pretty big for users to get a real feel for Apple Music.

Of course, there are two albums that are streaming for the first time ever, and that’s Dr. Dre’s The Chronic and Taylor Swift’s 1989. You can also find AC/DC as well, streaming for the first time.

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Apple Music requires iOS 8.4, which you should have installed this morning. So far, it’s a pretty interesting service and Zane Lowe has done a decent job with kicking off Beats 1. What do you think of Apple Music so far?

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