Apple's music streaming service – Apple Music – is officially available in the UAE, Saudi, Oman and Bahrain today. The new platform launched in over 100 countries with Apple's iOS 8.4 update and features a brand new app. 

It's good news for music lovers in the Middle East, as Apple Music's rival Spotify has not been available in the UAE and beyond. Apple Music offers all new users a three-month free trial period, after which it will cost AED19.99 a month (which is $5.44 cheaper than the $9.99 fee in the U.S). There is also the option for family plans of AED29.99 ($8) a month, which requires iCloud Family Sharing. 

The tech giant also launched its Beats Music radio service yesterday, with some high profile DJs including ex-Radio 1 presenter Zane Lowe and show hosts including Pharrell Williams and Elton John.

Unfortunately the new platform is yet to be available to those living in Qatar or Kuwait. Stay tuned for Apple updates on Buro 24/7 Middle East...