Beats 1 becomes Apple Music 1 as Apple refreshes its radio stations

Apple is rebranding Beats 1 to Apple Music 1.


After 5 years of largely maintaining the give attention to Beats 1, Apple is altering up its Apple Music radio choices. On Tuesday the iPhone maker introduced that beginning at 9 a.m. PT (midday ET) at this time will probably be rebranding its flagship streaming radio station to Apple Music 1, whereas including two new stations to its Apple Music platform. 

The primary new station, Apple Music Hits, is concentrated on taking part in “a full catalog of the most important songs followers know and love from the ’80s, ’90s, and 2000s” whereas the corporate hopes that its second new station, Apple Music Nation, will turn into “the definitive place for each lane of an more and more numerous style.”

New “unique exhibits” from artists together with the Backstreet Boys, Ciara, Snoop Dogg and Meghan Trainor are teased for Apple Music Hits. Apple Music Nation is teasing exhibits from artists comparable to Kelsea Ballerini, Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line and Carrie Underwood.

Like Apple Music 1, each new stations will even have hosted packages. All three stations can be accessible in 165 international locations on all Apple platforms and gadgets, together with on iOS, CarPlay, Apple Watch, Apple TV, Mac and HomePod, in addition to on-line at 

The rebranding of Beats 1 marks the removing of one of many last hyperlinks to the Beats Music streaming service that predated Apple Music. Apple acquired Beats in 2014 for $3 billion and transitioned Beats Music into Apple Music when it launched its streaming music service in 2015.

Apple nonetheless sells Beats headphones and audio system, although it has shortly expanded its personal branded choices with AirPods and the HomePod, with reports suggesting new speakers and headphones from Apple could arrive later this year

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Eli Blumenthal