iOS 8.4 Beta Now Available To Developers


Jun 10, 2006
Long Island, NY
Apple has released iOS 8.4 beta to developers. Biggest news here is the redesigned Music app. Here's the full changelog. Downloading now.

Preview the new Music app

The iOS 8.4 Beta includes an early preview of the the all-new Music app. With powerful features and an elegant new look, enjoying your music is easier than ever. This preview provides a sneak peek into what we’ve been working on, and what’s to come — the music is just getting started.

All-New Design. Music app has a beautiful new design that makes exploring your music collection easier and more fun. Personalize playlists by adding your own image and description. Enjoy stunning pictures of your favorite artists in the Artists view. Start playing an album right from the album list. The music you love is never more than a tap away.

Recently Added. Albums and playlists you’ve recently added are now at the top of your library, making it effortless to find something new to play. Simply tap play on the artwork to listen.

Streamlined iTunes Radio. Discovering music with iTunes Radio is easier than ever. You can now quickly return to your favorite stations in Recently Played. Choose from a selection of hand-curated stations in Featured Stations, or start a new one from your favorite artist or song.

New MiniPlayer. With the new MiniPlayer, you can see what’s playing and control playback while browsing your music collection. To open Now Playing, just tap on the MiniPlayer.

Improved Now Playing. Now Playing has a stunning new design that showcases your album artwork the way it was meant to be. In addition, you can begin wirelessly streaming your music using AirPlay without leaving Now Playing.

Up Next. It’s now simple to find out which songs from your library will play next — just tap the Up Next icon in Now Playing. You can even reorder, add, or skip songs whenever you like.

Global Search. You can now search from anywhere in the Music app — just tap the magnifying glass. Search results are conveniently organized to help you quickly find that perfect song. You can even start an iTunes Radio station right from Search.

Notes and Known Issues
The following issues relate to using iOS SDK 8.4 to develop code.

App Extensions

  • App extensions need an arm64 slice to run on 64-bit devices. If you try to run the armv7 slice on a 64-bit device it won’t work.

  • Apps need to have an arm64 slice if the bundle contains a framework that both the app and the app extension link against.
Known Issue

Music app crashes when connected to CarPlay.

App Store
Known Issue

Search is not available on iPad.

iTunes Store
Known Issue

Featured iTunes Radio stations may have duplicate entries.

Known Issues

  • Using Siri to control iTunes Radio does not work in this seed.

  • Home Sharing and Genius Mixes are not currently available.

  • AirPlay streaming does not work.

  • Stability issues when using Up Next or iTunes Radio.

  • iTunes Radio stations may not start playback when attempting to play from Recently Played.

  • It’s not possible to start a station from a song in Now Playing.

  • Station sharing for iTunes Radio is not available.

  • The iTunes Radio tab may unexpectedly appear within Search, even if iTunes Radio is not available in your country.

  • It’s not possible to add an entire album or artist to a playlist at once.

  • Music app may unexpectedly quit when deleting a playlist or rotating the device to landscape orientation.

  • Music app may forget it’s place when you go to the Home Screen and come back.

  • It’s not possible to view song lyrics.

  • If your device loses and regains a network connection (including turning Airplane Mode on and off), playback may stop working. If songs repeatedly fail to play, please Force Quit the Music app.


Jun 10, 2006
Long Island, NY
I've heard this build is incredibly buggy. Some have had problems with restoring from iCloud, persistent dropping of WiFi and general instability. Of course, this being for developers only, they are well aware of the issues related to installing beta software.


Oct 29, 2013
Florence, AL
When iOS 8 came out, many of my iTunes Radio stations vanished. I could no longer find those I had selected. I think there were 3 left out of 8 I had selected. One I lost was Southern Rock. I could not find it. Then a few days ago I searched Google for info about why Apple took away those stations. I came across an article by Apple about my station and tapped on it. It took me direct to my music app and added my Southern Rock station back in. It was cool how it did that.

Sent from my ancient but trustworthy iPhone 5. ☮