So the much talked about Apple Music is out, as well as Beats 1 Radio.
Everyone can now try out Apple Music for free, and listen to Beats 1 Radio wherever in the world they may be.
Beats 1 Radio is what it says on the tin: a radio show not much different from what we used to listen to back in the day when the iPhone was still but an idea (maybe not even then). Beats 1 is hosted by Ebro Darden, Julie Adenuga, and Zane Lowe from New York, London, and Los Angeles.
So how are they doing? We took a look at Twitter to see what people are saying, and just as expected, the reactions are mixed. There are quite a lot of happy people it seems.
Here, take a look.
So much fun today… All the best music in one place on @applemusic #beats1 … Congrats all https://t.co/3FxtjrYaBp
— Blame Ebro el Viejo (@oldmanebro) July 1, 2015
This guy proclaims his love for Beats 1 by deleting Spotify. That’s a quick shift!
Well @Spotify it’s been a good run but @AppleMusic has my heart now. #beats1 pic.twitter.com/CUuYSJ4COW
— Austin H. (@theaustin13) June 30, 2015
This guy is on the fence, though.
I’m loving #Beats1 on #AppleMusic today. Tho I’m still deciding if I should get a free trial cause I still love #Spotify premium.
— James Brooks (@jamesbrooks1997) July 1, 2015
I bet this next guy is a fanboy!
@Beats1 I’m loving #Beats1 I feel energized and apart of something bigger when I tune in! #AppleMusic is perfect! @AppleMusic
— Nicholas St. Germain (@NickStGermain) July 1, 2015
What does TNW think? Here.
First impressions: Beats 1 is exactly what radio should be https://t.co/tuugZ18e7w pic.twitter.com/g2XvRfTBGl
— The Next Web (@TheNextWeb) July 1, 2015
Some think Beats 1 is too “rough” and not yet ready.
So #AppleMusic is still clearly testing out #Beats1. Moving on…I’ll come back later.
— Brian Tong (@briantong) June 30, 2015
Can’t really blame him, though. With an outage occurring on the launch day, it’s a pretty rocky start. In other words, MEH. And that’s what Cult of Mac has to say as well.
A day with Beats 1: Eclectic, star-studded, but slightly meh https://t.co/3me2Pjf3Gl pic.twitter.com/iYGryw0wuk
— Cult of Mac (@cultofmac) June 30, 2015
It seems the irritating ads are not going anywhere.
Ok, the sponsorship ad that just came on #Beats1 was really poor form. McDonalds. Gross. #AppleMusic
— Kai (@aguynamedkaii) July 1, 2015
What about you? Have you tuned in? What do you have to say about Beats 1?