Apple Music Radio Is Now Revamped, With Two New Radio Stations Too

Even though most of us prefer our regular playlist with no interruptions, there are times when we wish that there was a dedicated radio program that would play the hits we like.

Since the launch of Apple Music in 2015, the tech giant’s flagship global radio station Beats 1 has grown into one of the most listened-to radio stations in the world, consistently delivering the best music experience to listeners worldwide.

How Apple Music Radio looks like on an iPhone. (Image courtesy of Apple)

Now, Beats 1 has been rebranded and turned into Apple Music 1, continuing to provide the best in-depth artist interviews, global exclusives and premieres, and unique programming that produces culture-moving, news-making moments. Alongside the rebrand is the addition of two new radio stations under Apple Music Radio — Apple Music Hits and Apple Music Country.

Here’s a closer look at what you can expect from each radio station.


Apple Music 1. (Image courtesy of Apple)

Led by a team of key presenters which includes Zane Lowe and Ebro Darden across state-of-the-art studios in Los Angeles, New York, Nashville, and London, Apple Music 1 is the centre for pop culture conversation and artist-led programming where global artists can utilise the platform to release new music, break news and speak directly to the fans.

Gaga Radio hosted by Lady Gaga on Apple Music 1. (Image courtesy of Apple)

The line-up of shows does not just include regular programming from the key presenters but also specially curated music programs hosted by some of the biggest names in music such as Billie Eilish, Elton John, Lil’ Wayne, The Weeknd, HAIM, Lady Gaga and Nile Rodgers.

You can start listening to Apple Music 1 here.


Apple Music Hits. (Image courtesy of Apple)

Always wanted to listen to a throwback of hits from the ‘80s, ‘90s, and 2000s? Well, now you can with Apple Music Hits — the new radio station on Apple Music that offers a full catalogue of the biggest songs that you know and love from those eras, alongside new shows from notable artists and hosts that will explore the stories behind the most popular songs in the world.

All I Have to Give Radio with the Backstreet Boys is available on Apple Music Hits. (Image courtesy of Apple)

You can also tune in to hear new exclusive shows from some familiar names that include the Backstreet Boys, Ciara, Alanis Morissette, Snoop Dogg, Meghan Trainor and Shania Twain.

You can start listening to Apple Music Hits here.


Apple Music Country. (Image courtesy of Apple)

If you’re a fan of country music, you might just wanna tune in to Apple Music Country — another of Apple Music’s recently launched radio station that aims to amplify the country music experience for the modern fan.

The station offers a mix of the best country music of today while also introducing you to future country stars and reminding you of legendary country artists and tracks that have shaped and defined the world of country music.

The Nashville Countdown with Dierks Bentley is available on Apple Music Country. (Image courtesy of Apple)

Aside from their talented roster of on-air hosts, the station will air exclusive new shows from popular country artists such as Carrie Underwood, Kelsea Ballerini, Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line, The Shires and Chrissy Metz.

You can start listening to Apple Music Country here.


Enjoy all that Apple Music has to offer anytime, anywhere with your Apple devices. (Image courtesy of Apple)

You can enjoy Apple Music Radio wherever you listen to Apple Music, including iPhone, iPad, iPod, CarPlay, Apple Watch, Apple TV, Mac, HomePod, and on the web at

If you haven’t got an Apple Music account, you can sign up here for a free 3-months trial. Subsequent subscription fee after the trial period will be at $9.98 per month. For more information, click here.



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