Apple Music will allow users to save songs and playlists for offline listening

BY Gautam Prabhu

Published 9 Jun 2015

Apple Music iOS 9

One of the question that was left unanswered during Apple’s WWDC Keynote address was whether Apple Music, the company’s streaming music service, will allow users save songs for offline playback.

Re/code reports that Apple has confirmed that users will indeed have an option for offline use, just like rival services such as Spotify, Rdio etc.

Apple spokesperson has issued the following statement to Re/code:

“As an Apple Music member you can add anything from the Apple Music library — a song, an album or a video — to your collection,” Apple said in a statement to Re/code. “And that’s just the warm-up act. From there you can create the perfect playlist from anything you’ve added. You can save it for offline listening and take it on the road.”

Apple Music’s membership page also confirms that you can save the music for offline listening.

Apple Music - Membership features

Apple Music will be available on June 30th, as part of iOS 8.4. Apple is offering a free three-month trial, after which you need to pay $9.99 per month for individuals, or $14.99 per month for a family of up to 6.

Apple surprised everyone by announcing that they will be releasing an Android app for Apple Music later this fall.