In 2015, Apple launched its flagship radio station, Beats 1, which Apple claims as one of the most-listened-to radio stations in the world.
After five years, the tech giant’s Beats 1 is rebranded as the Apple Music 1. Moreover, there are additional stations, namely Apple Music Hits and Apple Music Country.
What’s new with Apple Music 1?
In the last five years, Beats 1, now Apple Music 1, has been delivering news and connecting fans and artists through music.
Expect for the revamped Apple Music to be filled with new shows from well-known celebrities and singers. The original station's hosts are a handful of presenters of the cornerstone, including Zane Lowe, Dottu, Matt Wilkinson, Brooke Reese, Nadeska, Travis Mills, and Rebecca Judd.
Apple Music 1 will also feature Latin shows along with African music and artists. In the latest blog of Apple, its Music’s global creative director and host, Zane Lowe, stated that “Apple Music is home — it’s home to artists, it’s home to fans, and it’s home to incredible music.”
What's in the Apple Music Hits?
Apple Music Hits is for those who love reminiscing the old times through music as it features songs of the '80s, ’90s, and 2000s. On the other hand, Apple Music Country will obviously deliver country music. The two new stations will be including shows from various artists and singers.
The ‘Hits’ station is hosted daily by Jayde Donovan, Lowkey, Jenn Marino, Estelle, Nicole and Natalie Sky, Sabi, George Stroumboulopoulos together with Ari Melber and more other hosts.
Big stars will also have their exclusive shows for fans to listen such as Ciara, Backstreet Boys, Huey Lewis, Alanis Morissette, Mark Hoppus, Snoop Dogg, Shania Twain, Meghan Trainor and more.
What's in the Apple Music Country?More celebrity singers, producers, and songwriters are invited to Apple Music Country station, including Jimmie Allen, Willie Jones, Morgan Wallen, Dave Cobb, Luke Laird, to name a few.
The new and original station has always aimed for listeners to feel connected with the artists and singers they admired. Apple wanted as well to distinguish itself from other music streaming services such as Spotify.
One of the best things about playing songs in the latest Apple Music is being able to ask Siri to navigate the stations. Moreover, the Apple radio stations are accessible within iPhone, iPod, CarPlay, iPad, Apple Watch, Apple TV, HomePod, Mac, and it is also available at music.apple.com on the web.