Apple's Beats 1 goes live around the world

Apple has officially launched Beats 1, its live, always-on radio station. Anchored by Zane Lowe in Los Angeles, Ebro Darden in New York, and Julie Adenuga in London, Beats 1 broadcasts across the world to over 100 countries, and comes as one of the central pieces of Apple Music, though it is available to those without a subscription as well.

Lowe took the lead in the inaugural broadcast, which began with City, a track from Spring King. Over its life, the station will feature one and two-hour blocks of shows from the likes of Pharrell Williams, Elton John, and Dr. Dre, and more.

To listen to Beats 1, update your iPhone or iPad to iOS 8.4 and head over to the Radio tab in the new Music app. You'll Beats 1 is right at the top.

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