SAN FRANCISCO, June 8 (UPI) -- In apparent bid to cash in on the success of paid music streaming from the likes of Spotify and Pandora, Apple on Monday announced its new streaming service.
Apple Music will be available starting June 30, Apple's Jimmy Iovine said during the company's Worldwide Developers Conference keynote event in San Francisco.
"Apple Music is really going to move the needle for fans and artists," Iovine said. "Online music has become a complicated mess of apps, services and websites. Apple Music brings the best features together for an experience every music lover will appreciate."
The new app will allow a user to access their personal iTunes library along with Apple's entire catalog of more than 30 million songs in one place. Users can stream any song or album they want or access playlists created by Apple's so-called curators.
"We love music, and the new Apple Music service puts an incredible experience at every fan's fingertips," said Eddy Cue, Apple's senior vice president of Apple's Internet software and services. "All the ways people love enjoying music come together in one app -- a revolutionary streaming service, live worldwide radio and an exciting way for fans to connect with artists."
Siri will work in conjunction with Apple Music, allowing listeners to ask for, say, songs from a particular year, the best hits from a given artist or even the No. 1 song from a particular month.
The service will cost $9.99 per month for a single user or $14.99 for a family of six. Apple is offering the first three months of service for free.