Apple shuffles radio stations for its Music platform

Apple has announced two new radio stations are to launch on its Music service, while its flagship Beats 1 station has been renamed Apple Music 1.

The two new stations will be Apple Music Hits, playing popular songs from the 80s, 90s and 2000s, and Apple Music Country, focusing on country sounds.

The tech giant launched its music streaming service in 2015, which included the Beats 1 radio station, fronted by former BBC Radio One DJ Zane Lowe.

It has grown to include shows from the likes of Sir Elton John, Billie Eilish and Lady Gaga.

British R&B star Estelle has been confirmed among the daily hosts on Apple Music Hits.

Estelle
Estelle (Ian West/PA)

Lowe, who is also Apple Music’s global creative director, said: “Apple Music is home — it’s home to artists, it’s home to fans, and it’s home to incredible music.

“I’m an obsessive music nerd. I love

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