Apple Music Gets Much-Needed Redesign, Boasts of 15 Million Paying Subscribers

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Apple will be rolling out a new version of its music streaming service’s application that packs several new feature improvements.

Apple’s Senior Vice President of Internet and Software Services, Eddy Cue, showcased the new app during the company’s keynote at its Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC).

The tabs at the bottom of the app which users use to access various sections while still looking the same have been redesigned inside to the new look. A new Now Playing interface is also in place. Upon opening the app, users will be taken to the Libary instead of the For You tab as is currently the case. Other additions to Apple Music include bigger visuals – album art and all, the addition of lyrics, a personalized curated playlist that is updated daily in the For You section (where Connect is also housed since it is no longer a separate tab) and more.

Apple Music debuted at the same event last year and had by January this year netted 10 million subscribers. With 15 million paying subscribers at the moment, Apple Music becomes the first music streaming service to net such a high number of paying users in its first year.

Apple Music’s main rival in the business, Spotify, has over 30 million paying users.

The new changes will roll out with the new version of Apple’s mobile platform, iOS 10, when it becomes available officially later in the year. While it is not exactly clear if the same will be made available to Apple’s Android application, the app, which is still in beta, can expect to be updated to reflect some of the more notable changes.

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