Want to get Apple Music on your late-model (2014) MacBook Air, in a Wifi-rich environment on launch day?
Open iTunes. Check out the new Pharrell exclusive you heard about on Apple Music!
Wonder what’s going on. Search around the iTunes app for how to get ‘Apple Music’. Find nothing.
Search Google. Find an article on how to get ‘Apple Music’.
Follow the instructions contained in the article. You’ll click ‘iTunes’ in the upper menu, then ‘Check for Updates’. Now, upgrade iTunes and let’s enjoy Apple Music on launch day.
If it’s not ready (on the announced launch day), just wait 24 hours.
Next day: wake up and try again. Click ‘Download iTunes’
Proceed with the Upgrade. Allow Apple to restart automatically.
Open iTunes and begin the experience! Whoops, looks like the the auto-restart triggered too soon. Click ‘Download iTunes’.
Start the update process all over again.
Let the updates finish, or something like that. Hit ‘Download & Restart’.
Re-do all the updates, and let Apple automatically restart.
Update the available downloads list. Hit ‘Show Details’.
Do the iTunes update again, and let Apple restart your computer.
Let the something update.
Let that other thing update.
Let that one other thing update.
It’s time to check out the new Apple Music!
Double-check to see if that’s still the old iTunes (it is). If the ‘Radio’ tab says ‘iTunes Radio,’ you still have the old version.
In the upper left side of your screen, hit ‘iTunes,’ then ‘Check for Updates’. Click ‘Download iTunes’
Update iTunes 12.2 again.
Whoops! Make sure to close iTunes if it’s open.
After another restart, it’s time to check out the new Beats1 Radio!
Actually, you’re still on the old version. You need to initiate your Apple Music membership.
Click around a bunch of stuff on iTunes until you see this. Click ‘Join Apple Music’.
Initiate your 3-month free trial.
Let iTunes accidentally pre-authorize your credit card, which is already on file.
Check your credit card statement in three months!