Apple Music beta website relaunched with overhauled look

Yolanda Curtis
August 13, 2020

Apple presented a web form of Apple Music a year ago, which was accessible as a beta review until April this year when the Apple Music web was formally declared. This change offers subscribers seamless access to the content that is part of their News+ subscription right in the News app or publisher app, as well as providing publishers with increased engagement and revenue opportunities on Apple News.

Listen Now is like For You, including Top Picks dependent on utilization propensities, as of late played melodies, and programmed playlists like Favorites Mix and Chill Mix, and it is refreshed with new recommendations normally.


The updated beta site includes a new content navigation section called "Listen Now", which replaces the "For You" tab currently seen on the public-facing Apple Music web player.

According to 9to5Mac, the new beta version will have a "Listen Now" tab. The icons in the sidebar are now shown in red color.


Unlike most other beta versions of apps and services, Apple Music web's beta holds true to its name (not in a good way). Apple's history with iterating its web apps isn't great (iCloud.com, anyone?), but to better compete against Spotify, which has a first-class web player, a more intentional approach for Apple Music is needed. However, it seems that the web version still doesn't have the option for you to edit playlists and lyrics. When asked Apple, a company spokesperson said that even though targeted advertising is welcome, it still wants its users to make the choice.


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