Posted 07/01/2015 at 9:12 AM
Posted 2 years ago
The first full-fledged foray by Apple into the world of radio launched on Tuesday with the premiere of Beats 1.
The radio station launched with a show hosted by former BBC Radio 1 DJ Zane Lowe coming from Los Angeles, California.
He premiered a new track by Pharrell entitled “Freedom” as one of the highlights of his show.
Users eager to listen to the new radio offering were required to upgrade to iOS 8.4 – which turned out to cause some gaffes and produce a number of pictures of frustrated users waiting for the sizable download to be completed on social media.
Zane Lowe will be one of the three main DJ’s for Apple Radio including Julie Adenuga in London and Ebro Darden, formerly of Hot 97 in New York City.
Apple Radio will also feature a show hosted by Dr. Dre called The Pharmacy, and will also have Pharrell, Elton John and Drake as show hosts.