The world’s biggest tech company, Apple, announced the next major step for the company’s music service, Apple Music.
The service will allow users to stream music directly to their iPhones or iPads.
In a new article, Apple CEO Tim Cook outlined the new service, called Apple Music Premium, which includes over 1,000 songs from more than 500 artists, plus access to a huge catalogue of exclusive tracks.
“Apple Music Premium is a completely new music service that delivers premium music for the convenience of music fans everywhere,” Cook wrote in a post.
“We’re excited to bring you all the music you love from the world’s best artists and we’re bringing you even more with new content.”
In addition to the new services, Apple is also launching a revamped website, which is also designed to help artists and fans better understand what’s happening with their music.
The site features a live playlist, as well as a full album feed, which allows users to quickly and easily find what’s going on with their favorite artists and artists who are performing at events like Coachella, the Electronic Entertainment Expo and the Grammy Awards.
It’s unclear whether the new site will offer any kind of dedicated music streaming app, although the new platform does include an option to purchase additional content.
Cook also announced that Apple Music is now available on the Mac.
“Today, we’re introducing Apple Music to Mac users across all platforms,” Cook said.
“As part of Apple Music, Mac users can access the same rich, deep music experience across all of Apple’s apps and on all of their Macs.”
The company has long maintained a commitment to making its music streaming service as accessible as possible, with some of the first services to do so including Spotify and Apple Music Plus.
In 2017, the company launched the Apple Music app, which included access to an expansive catalog of more than 10,000 new songs and 30,000 previously released tracks, along with a curated playlist of more to choose from.
The app also featured new features like a weekly digest of the best music in the world, along a new music radio station, a weekly curated list of music artists, and new streaming options for the iPad and iPhone.
In 2018, Apple made the move from a subscription service to a free trial, with subscribers getting access to up to eight tracks in the week of purchase and access to new features and music, including new audio-only playlists and an audio player.
However, the move to a paid-for model in 2018 forced Apple to significantly reduce the amount of music it had available for free, with the company only offering 50 tracks and 50 new tracks per month.
The company also introduced a subscription option for people who had paid for an Apple Music subscription in 2017, but did not renew their subscription at the end of the year.