The Music App gets a complete redesign in iOS 8.4 [Hands-on video]

iOS 8.4 beta which was seeded to developers few days back comes with an all-new Music app.

To some, it will be a welcomed change, for others maybe not. But, whichever side you land one, the Music app is getting a remodel. Let’s take a look at the changes and see if you’re a fan of what’s to come.

The UI has changed from the 5 tabs at the bottom to just 3. My Music, Playlists, and Radio are all tappable tabs at the bottom of the screen. You can even switch between the pages by swiping the screen. At the top you’ll have a universal search feature that is accessible on every tab. You can search through Radio or My Music.


Coming down from the top right under the search button, you’ll see “Recently Added” section that shows recently added media that you can quick tap to start to play. If you want to see more, then there’s a button right about the section to do just that.

You now can change the filter from Artists, Albums, Songs, Music Videos, Genres, and Composers just by tapping on (in the screenshot below) “Artists”. This filter name will obviously change when you select something different.


As you scroll down through your media you’ll see “…” to the right side. Tapping on this will give you a menu to play next, add to up next, make available offline, or delete. Tapping on the artist will give you all the songs from that artist, and tapping on the icon will start to play the music.


Once you start playing music you’ll notice a new mini player that minimizes above the tabs. If you tap on it, it’ll maximize, giving you the album artwork and all your media controls. This can be minimized while you continue looking through your music.


The Playlists tab and Radio tab have the same layout as the My Music tab. For Playlists, there is recently added media at the top with all your playlists below and for Radio there’s Recently Played at the top for quick access while other feature stations are down below.


Take a look at our video below to get a better understanding of the look and feel of this brand new Music app!

Let us know what you think about the new design. Do you like it? Sound off in the comments!