Apple decided to rename its iTunes Festival to make room for its new music streaming service, Apple Music. Hence the change to “Apple Music Festival”.
And instead of 30 days of “full-volume celebration”, the Apple Music Festival will cover just 10 “incredible nights”. The main artist lineup includes the acts of The Weeknd, Take That, One Direction and Pharrell, among other big names.
Ellie Goulding will be the main performance of the night tomorrow, September 19, at 9 pm, with Andra Day as the opening act at 7:45 pm. Apple will let people who didn’t win tickets to attend the festival watch each and every gig online.
There are different ways to follow the Apple Music Festival.
Apple Music app
If you have an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch running at least iOS 8.4, you’ll notice you have Apple Music. You just need to activate your free trial to start watching the festival, which will feature in the “New” tab. The same works for iTunes 12 or later on a Mac or PC.
You don’t need Apple Music to follow the festival with the same name. The Music app on your iOS device, or indeed iTunes 12 for Mac or PC comes with a “Radio” button. Tap on it and tune into Beats 1 to listen to you favorite performances.
If you own an Apple TV, you probably have noticed a new “Apple Music Festival” section. Apple will let you watch every performance on your TV without the need for a computer or an iOS device.
Regrettably enough, there is no way to watch the Apple Music Festival on an Android smartphone or tablet. By this point, I expected Apple to have released a dedicated Apple Music app for Google users but that is not going to happen this weekend.
How are you going to enjoy the Apple Music Festival?