Apple Music is launching two new radio stations, Apple Music Hits and Apple Music Country. The Beats 1 radio station is being rebranded as Apple Music 1, while the new stations focus on specific categories of music. Apple now has a trio of radio stations hosted by and featuring some of the biggest names in music.
Apple Music Hits will stream top music with on-air hosts including Estelle and Nicole Sky. It will also focus on exclusive artist-oriented shows with artists like Backstreet Boys, Ciara, Shania Twain, and Snoop Dogg.
On the other hand, Apple Music Country, as the name suggests, will stream country music with on-air hosts like Kelleigh Bannen, Ty Bentli, and Bree. There will also be new exclusive shows from artists like Luke Bryan, Carrie Underwood, and Jimmie Allen.
Apple’s flagship global radio station, now Apple Music 1, already has a line of shows from Billie Eilish, Elton John and Lil Wayne. It plans to launch new shows hosted by Lady Gaga, J Balvin, Travis Scott, and many more.
The new radio stations are available to listen through the Radio tab in the Apple Music app on iOS and macOS. Furthermore, listening to Apple Music radio is just a command away, as Apple is also adding new Siri commands. For instance, saying play “Apple Music 1,” “Apple Music Hits,” or “Apple Music Country” will switch to preferred station automatically.