Apple has seeded a new iOS 8.4 beta to registered developers. This is first beta for iOS 8.4 and comes five days after the release of iOS 8.3 to the public.
The iOS 8.4 beta has a build number 12H4074d and is currently available for download via iOS developer center. Apple has updated and redesigned the Music app in this beta.
The revamped Music app includes features such as a new MiniPlayer, global search, streamlined iTunes Radio and more.
You can now view upcoming songs and also re-order, add or skip music. The most recently added music and playlists are shown on top of the Library, pictures of artists are shown in Artists view, Now Playing screen has a new design and more.
Below are all the new features of the Music app in iOS 8.4 beta 1:
The iOS 8.4 Beta includes an early preview of the the all-new Music app. With powerful features and an elegant new look, enjoying your music is easier than ever. This preview provides a sneak peek into what we’ve been working on, and what’s to come — the music is just getting started.
All-New Design. Music app has a beautiful new design that makes exploring your music collection easier and more fun. Personalize playlists by adding your own image and description. Enjoy stunning pictures of your favorite artists in the Artists view. Start playing an album right from the album list. The music you love is never more than a tap away.
Recently Added. Albums and playlists you’ve recently added are now at the top of your library, making it effortless to find something new to play. Simply tap play on the artwork to listen.
Streamlined iTunes Radio. Discovering music with iTunes Radio is easier than ever. You can now quickly return to your favorite stations in Recently Played. Choose from a selection of hand-curated stations in Featured Stations, or start a new one from your favorite artist or song.
New MiniPlayer. With the new MiniPlayer, you can see what’s playing and control playback while browsing your music collection. To open Now Playing, just tap on the MiniPlayer.
Improved Now Playing. Now Playing has a stunning new design that showcases your album artwork the way it was meant to be. In addition, you can begin wirelessly streaming your music using AirPlay without leaving Now Playing.
Up Next. It’s now simple to find out which songs from your library will play next — just tap the Up Next icon in Now Playing. You can even reorder, add, or skip songs whenever you like.
Global Search. You can now search from anywhere in the Music app — just tap the magnifying glass. Search results are conveniently organized to help you quickly find that perfect song. You can even start an iTunes Radio station right from Search.
As this is a beta release, you will find bugs and force closes.
Apple has been rumored to introduce a new Music streaming service in iOS 8.4. Could this be the start to the new updates?
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