Apple’s iOS 11 is still months away from its intended release. Nevertheless, the company is surely making all the necessary updates on the OS. Updates that will dictate what it will eventually become when it finally hits the App Store. On that note, it would seem that one of the most significant changes from iOS 11 will reflect more on Apple Music, according to a report.
According to an article on Bloomberg, iOS 11 will introduce major changes on Apple Music later this year. One of these changes will be centered on the transition of the service. According to the same report, Apple Music will change from just a music store to an all-round media service.
In the said interview, Jimmy Iovine said that Apple currently is planning on producing at least ten original shows for Apple Music. These shows, some of which have already finished a few episodes, are to be aired later this year. The move will also introduce Apple as a media company that will compete directly with the likes of Netflix and Amazon.
In a few months, Apple Music will begin streaming the initial episodes of Carpool Karaoke, a celebrity sing-along from one of James Corden’s show segments. This particular show will showcase artists, starting with Alicia Keys and John Legend, singing along their music while driving around.
Apart from Carpool Karaoke, Apple music will also stream will.i.am’s original Planet of the Apps as well as a few documentaries.
It is still uncertain whether this gamble from Apple will pay off. However, Iovine is quite confident as they have the flexibility and freedom to see it through.
This new programming for Apple Music is one of Iovine’s efforts in making the service more mainstream. He said in the interview that he want’s Apple Music to be the go-to service for anything media related.
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