Tomorrow at 8:00 AM PST, Apple is set to release iOS 8.4 which will include, and thus officially launch, their new music streaming service, Apple Music. One hour later (9:00 AM PST), Beats 1 will begin broadcasting, so by mid-day tomorrow, anyone with an iPhone 4s or better will be able to start giving Apple Music a serious kicking of the tires and test-drive, myself included.
I'm a big Spotify user, though by no means a loyal one. I've given Rdio, Beats Music, and yes even Tidal, generous amounts of my listening time to sway me from Spotify, but I keep coming back to Spotify because it has thus far been the best for me at finding new music that I like. My previous time with Beats Music dampens my optimism that Apple Music will be a better fit for me, but a three month free trial is not so easily ignored, a music service integrated with iOS is going to be very much better than one that isn't, and my wallet and I are both pretty keen on the $14.99 family plan pricing. The fact that Apple Music (after its three month free trial) might be paying labels (and as it follows - their artists) more money for the music is also nice, and finally there might be one or two adults in this household who like to get them some Tay-Tay Swift on, so yeah... I'm definitely there, tomorrow.