Apple has officially moved its Apple Music for the web from beta to live.
Exiting the beta phase now means that Apple Music users can now access the multi-platform, web-based interface at music.apple.com through any browser.
The new site will come in handy for Apple Music subscribers on ChromeOS, Linux and Windows as these platforms lacked the native Apple Music app and had to resort to other alternatives.
Apple Music has no official web player, so here are some alternatives:
• https://t.co/SNkBHfJqUD by @an_t_tran
Happy binge listening to your favorite playlists. pic.twitter.com/KH8rhdE5tT
— Techweez (@techweez) January 14, 2019
The web interface will now let everyone binge-listen to their favourite music or listen to the radio. The interface is similar to the Music app on Macs – you get player controls at the top and on the left is the navigation bar with “For You,” “Browse,” and “Radio.”
For example, @AppleMusic just launched https://t.co/RGMDKT0Bxz that uses Web Components built w/ @stenciljs & @emberjs as the app framework used.
Your potential users are also future frameworks that don't exist, yet you'll likely automatically support them making a Web Component
— Kevin Lozandier (@KevinLozandier) April 18, 2020
And we're live, without any beta badge: https://t.co/lwJEp8ZbJk – amazing work by a great team
— Uli (@aplusplus) April 17, 2020
You can also access your personalized playlists when you sign in with your Apple ID associated with your Apple Music subscription including Apple Music Replay mixes.
There some features missing such as some personal library features. You’ll also see the ‘open in Music” and “open in iTunes” icon meaning that the site isn’t fully-fledged.
The launch comes just in time for today’s One World: Together at Home concert. Apple Music joins other streaming services that will host the concert with the aim of raising awareness, celebrate and support healthcare workers currently in the front-line fighting the COVID-19 pandemic.
The special will help drive donations to said organisations, food banks and product manufacturers on the front line of this crisis. It will also feature interviews and forums with public health experts.
It will be a star-studded event organised by the World Health Organisation and Global Citizen. The Lady Gaga curated concert features other celebrities including Adam Lambert, Alicia Keys, Amy Poehler, Andra Day, Andrea Bocelli, Angèle, Anitta, Annie Lennox, Awkwafina, Becky G, Bill and Melinda Gates, Billie Eilish, Billie Joe Armstrong(Greenday), Billy Ray Cyrus, Black Coffee, Camila Cabello, Cassper Nyovest, Celine Dion, Charlie Puth, Chris Martin among others[Full list here].
The concert will stream on both cable and online today. The online stream starts at 6pm GMT( 9PM local time and run until 2AM GMT( 5AM local time)
You can watch it on ABC, AXS, CBS, KATZ networks, NatGeo, NBC, Univision, Bein, Viacom, Sirius XM and iHeartRadio stations.
Other places include Tidal, Amazon Prime Video, Apple Music, Apple TV, Apple Beats 1, Facebook, Instagram, Twitch, Twitter, YouTube, Bloomberg, Roblox, Roku.
You can even catch the concert on GoTV and DSTV(Vuzu – Saturday, 18 April at 22:00 EAT, MTV Africa – Sunday, 19 Apr at 21:00 EAT, BET and Comedy Central – Monday, 20 April at 17:30 EAT)