• Apple Seeds iOS 8.4 Beta 1 to Developers With a New Redesigned Music App



    With no jailbreak in sight yet for iOS 8.3, Apple is already getting ready to release another major update for its mobile devices iOS 8.4. The first beta of iOS 8.4 was seeded to developers Monday evening with an all-new redesigned Music application that comes with a ton of new features.

    Apple notes in the update description for developers what's new in the Music application in iOS 8.4:

    Preview the new Music app
    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 weve been working on, and whats 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 youve 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 whats 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. Its 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.
    Among the changes, you'll see Apple has borrowed even more from the jailbreak community, including music queuing, and a new mini-player for the Music application among other things.

    Developers will be able to grab this update online via Apple's developer portal, which is where they'll find everything they need to install it on their devices and get started with their testing.

    Reports across the Web are hinting that this new Music application could be tied to Apple's upcoming music streaming service that is expected to be announced in June at WWDC 2015.
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Apple Seeds iOS 8.4 Beta 1 to Developers With a New Redesigned Music App started by Anthony Bouchard View original post
    Comments 16 Comments
    1. SpiderManAPV's Avatar
      SpiderManAPV -
      Finally!! A queue in the music app!
    1. Beta19's Avatar
      Beta19 -
      Quote Originally Posted by SpidermanAPV View Post
      Finally!! A queue in the music app!
      Interesting. I've been able to "queue" my music since iOS 6 with my jailbroken device. [emoji12]
    1. SpiderManAPV's Avatar
      SpiderManAPV -
      Quote Originally Posted by Beta19 View Post
      Interesting. I've been able to "queue" my music since iOS 6 with my jailbroken device. [emoji12]
      True, Melodic works wonders, but I end up doing most of my music navigation in siri, so having it built in would make things way simpler. Now the only major music feature I want Apple to add is controlling iTunes with siri.
    1. Sage I's Avatar
      Sage I -
      I was hoping that Saurik would update his cyqueue tweak... I can't believe how long it's taken for the queue option to be added to the stock iOS... Bout time..
    1. novadam's Avatar
      novadam -
      if you're jailbroken, check out UpNext. awesome queuing tweak.
    1. Buzzeh's Avatar
      Buzzeh -
      Quote Originally Posted by SpidermanAPV View Post
      Finally!! A queue in the music app!
      I know right, I had always used tweaks to achieve this, like UpNext and Aria
    1. NewD's Avatar
      NewD -
      Quote Originally Posted by novadam View Post
      if you're jailbroken, check out UpNext. awesome queuing tweak.
      Ive been a pro in the music/recording biz for many many years. And I don't understand what you're referring to as "music queuing". What is it? And why do you need it in iTunes?.. When I'm using iTunes I listen to my songs beginning to end or I pull the scrubber bar from left to right to jump to a different place in the song. What more do we need?
    1. CZroe's Avatar
      CZroe -
      Quote Originally Posted by NewD View Post
      Ive been a pro in the music/recording biz for many many years. And I don't understand what you're referring to as "music queuing". What is it? And why do you need it in iTunes?.. When I'm using iTunes I listen to my songs beginning to end or I pull the scrubber bar from left to right to jump to a different place in the song. What more do we need?
      You're not thinking in the right context. It has nothing to do with scrubbing through the current song and everything to do with what comes next.

      Let's say that I was shuffling my music and it played a song from an album I like and it reminded me of another song I want to hear from that album/artist. If I'm at a stop light or something and the first song hasn't nearly finished, I might only have a moment to make changes, so I can only choose to listen to one or the other. I want to listen to one THEN the other. I shouldn't have to stop playback of the current song to set up the next song.

      With queuing, I can pick that other song and place it next in the playback queue. When the current track finishes, the other song I wanted to listen to will play. When that finishes, it will resume shuffling. The way it is done currently I am always cutting off songs I wanted to listen to so I can play something it reminded me I also want to listen to and then I am stuck in an album I didn't want to listen to until the next moment where I can get back to it to manage/shuffle all. It doesn't help that Siri tries to play iTunes Radio instead half the time when I try to use my BT car kit to get things back to shuffling all tracks.
    1. gldoorii's Avatar
      gldoorii -
      For the love of God can we get the ability to add a Now Playing song to a playlist.. I can do it on every music streaming app, but not the freakin stock app with my own music.
    1. Anthony Bouchard's Avatar
      Anthony Bouchard -
      Quote Originally Posted by NewD View Post
      Ive been a pro in the music/recording biz for many many years. And I don't understand what you're referring to as "music queuing". What is it? And why do you need it in iTunes?.. When I'm using iTunes I listen to my songs beginning to end or I pull the scrubber bar from left to right to jump to a different place in the song. What more do we need?
      Music queuing lets you select what song will play next after the one already playing. It should be thought of as a temporary playlist that is lost in the space time continuum after it has been used, so it will need to be re-created after it plays if you want the same results to happen again.

      It works good for DJs that need to AFK.

      DJs don't typically listen from start to end because they want to entertain their guests with variety.
    1. fluffybunnyabc's Avatar
      fluffybunnyabc -
      Jailbrakes in general are looking bleak, the rate they are throwing out updates it's like they are doing it on purpose
    1. NewD's Avatar
      NewD -
      Quote Originally Posted by CZroe View Post
      You're not thinking in the right context. It has nothing to do with scrubbing through the current song and everything to do with what comes next.

      Let's say that I was shuffling my music and it played a song from an album I like and it reminded me of another song I want to hear from that album/artist. If I'm at a stop light or something and the first song hasn't nearly finished, I might only have a moment to make changes, so I can only choose to listen to one or the other. I want to listen to one THEN the other. I shouldn't have to stop playback of the current song to set up the next song.

      With queuing, I can pick that other song and place it next in the playback queue. When the current track finishes, the other song I wanted to listen to will play. When that finishes, it will resume shuffling. The way it is done currently I am always cutting off songs I wanted to listen to so I can play something it reminded me I also want to listen to and then I am stuck in an album I didn't want to listen to until the next moment where I can get back to it to manage/shuffle all. It doesn't help that Siri tries to play iTunes Radio instead half the time when I try to use my BT car kit to get things back to shuffling all tracks.
      Thanks for the detailed explanation. I get it now. I have zero use for what you're talking about.. But I can see how some would want that.
    1. vimaruvn's Avatar
      vimaruvn -
      Now. I Haven't jailbreak ios 8.2. Can you tell me how to jailbreak ios 8.2?


      Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    1. bbrks's Avatar
      bbrks -
      Quote Originally Posted by vimaruvn View Post
      Now. I Haven't jailbreak ios 8.2. Can you tell me how to jailbreak ios 8.2?


      Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
      You can't. There is no jailbreak for official IOS 8.2.
    1. CZroe's Avatar
      CZroe -
      Quote Originally Posted by bbrks View Post
      You can't. There is no jailbreak for official IOS 8.2.
      Yep. Might as well update to 8.3.
    1. Michel1973's Avatar
      Michel1973 -
      The jailbreak let us wait very long I.m serieus thinking about too leave the iPhone and replace it with the Samsung edge, my girlfriend have the edge and I must say it's a very great phone and I like the design also....

      Without jailbreak u really don't like my iPhone 😁
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