The wait is over, Apple Music now live

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Jimmy Iovine talks up Apple Music at WWDC 2015.
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After months of speculation, Apple Music has officially launched — with the Beats 1 radio station also kicking off one hour from now at 12pm ET/9am PT.

Apple Music, which received positive first-look reviews earlier today, is initially available for a free three-month trial, after which it will set users back $9.99 per month — or $14.99 if you want to share with up to six members of your family.

To access Apple Music, you’ll first need to download the iOS 8.4 software update, which you can do by checking the Settings on your iOS device. For desktop streaming, check iTunes for the necessary software update.

Apple Music boasts streaming versions of the existing iTunes catalog, along with previously-unavailable streaming music such as Dr. Dre’s 1992 hip-hop classic “The Chronic” and AC/DC’s back catalog.

Beats 1 radio, meanwhile, will boast a star-studded lineup of everyone from Elton John to Jaden Smith — along with guest hosts such as Drake, Pharrell Williams, St. Vincent, Josh Homme of Queens of the Stone Age, and the British electronic duo Disclosure. It is helmed by renowned radio personality Zane Lowe joined Apple earlier this year, after more than a decade at the popular U.K. radio station BBC Radio 1.

Check out everything you need to know about Apple Music here.