Apple Music adds new ‘Coming Soon’ section


Apple Music
Apple Music was mysteriously absent from the WWDC 2018 keynote.
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Staying on top of your favorite bands’ new albums just got a little bit easier, thanks to an Apple Music update that adds a “Coming Soon” section to the iOS app.

Apple began rolling out the new feature, which showcases new music expected to be released in the coming weeks, to Apple Music users today. Here’s where to find it – and how to use it.

Apple Music didn’t get any stage time during this week’s WWDC 2018 keynote, which is surprising considering the streaming service is still racing to catch up to the industry leader Spotify. Instead of doing one big update to Apple Music, it appears that Cupertino will roll out smaller UI tweaks and updates instead.

Where to find Apple Music Coming Soon section

The new Apple Music Coming Soon feature keeps you updated on upcoming releases.
Coming Soon keeps you updated on upcoming releases.
Screenshot: Cult of Mac

The new Coming Soon section can be found under the Apple Music Browse tab. From there, tap New Music. Scroll down to the bottom and you should see Coming Soon. Just tap See All and you’ll see all the albums about to drop.

One of the coolest features of the Apple Music Coming Soon tab is that it lets you add albums to your library before they’re even out. That feature requires iCloud Music Library to be turned on, though.

There are only about 10 albums listed currently. All of them are coming out in June, so it looks like Apple is using Coming Soon to promote albums due in the very near future.

Christina Aguilera, The Internet, Rebelution, Bebe Rexha, Kamasi Washington, Florence + The Machine, Interpol, Gorillaz, Panic! at the Disco and 5 Seconds of Summer are the first artists being promoted.