Apple Music will let you save music offline, but it doesn’t include the entire iTunes catalog

Apple Music will let you save music offline, but it doesn’t include the entire iTunes catalog

Now that the dust is settling after Apple Music’s announcement, we’re starting to learn specifics of how it’ll work, what music will be available and what features users get.

Apple’s site for Music was updated today to clarify what features will be available to users on the free and paid tiers of the subscription service.

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Free users will be able to use Connect, the music social network, and listen to Beats 1 along with other radio stations but won’t be able to play content shared by artists on Connect or add Apple Music tracks to their library.

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Paid users get unlimited streaming, the ability to save music offline and get “expert” recommendations from artists and Apple’s music editors. You’ll also need to be a paid Apple Music subscriber to use the Android app, which is due to be released this fall.

Those that were subscribed to Beats Music before the change will be automatically migrated to the new service on June 30.

The Verge reports that not all music will be available for streaming at launch, with The Beatles notably missing. Taylor Swift, who notably withheld her music from other streaming services, is onboard.

Many deals aren’t yet in place and are expected to be finalized ahead of the June 30 launch, but it seems Apple’s claim that “all” of iTunes’ music being available on the new streaming service isn’t quite accurate.

We’ve asked Apple for comment on Apple Music’s catalog and will update when we hear back.

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