Siri is put to the test with Apple Music launchAs Apple's streaming music service goes live, it's easy to stump Siri with some song requests. Also, Uber buys part of Bing Maps, and Google updates the Hangouts app.
Apple music is here. I'm Bridget Carey. Siri, play the scene from C net update. [MUSIC] Apple music went live Tuesday morning with the release of the IOS eight point four software update, adding the new streaming service inside of the main music app on the iPhone and iPad. You'll also find it in the newest version of iTunes on the desktop. Android is getting it too, yes Android. But it's not until the fall. Also inside the music app you'll find the Beats One radio station. It's a live 24/7 broadcast with real DJs and advertisements and you can listen to all that for free with an Apple ID. But as for the Apple Music On Demand part, that costs ten dollars a month and you get the first three months free. You'll need to manually cancel before three months or it'll start charging the credit card you have on file with Apple. To disable auto-renewal, click the icon to manage your account, then click view Apple ID, select subscriptions, then toggle off. That way you won't be charged when the trial ends. Apple Music tries to learn what you like and offer custom playlists that match your taste. But first, you have to tell it what you like and hate based on these broad category bubbles And you keep diving in deeper telling it what artist you like. Now one of the things that makes Apple Music unique is Siri. You can ask Siri to pull up the most popular song a particular day, the song from a movie or the most popular song from an artist. Not all artists have allowed their songs to be played on Apple Music. You may find yourself spending time trying to stump Siri, and she will not always get it right. Play the song from Breaking Bad. [MUSIC] Nope, that's from the Twilight movie, Breaking Dawn. On. Walter White would not approve. In other news the car hailing service Uber is working on building its own mapping service. Uber now owns some of Microsoft Bing Maps technology along with the data center and reports say the deal also included about 100 former Microsoft employees. Uber is trying to move away from its dependence on Google Maps, by creating its own map system. And, although Google was an early investor in Uber, it seems Google and Uber are becoming competition. Not only are both companies getting in the instant delivery service, but both are making their own self driving cars. And, speaking of Google, it just updated its Hangouts messaging app for iPhone and iPad. Yes it comes to Apple before Android. The new layout makes it easier to send things beyond just text. And that includes stickers. You can also send multiple photos at once. Google says the Android version is coming soon. That's it for this tech news roundup. There's always more at Cnet.com. From our studios in New York I'm Bridget Carey.