The launch of Apple's online radio station has already gone wrong

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iOS 8.4 Update Brings Apple Music, Beats 1 Radio, and More

Apple launches its Apple Music streaming service on Tuesday, as well as its global Beats 1 radio station.

The iOS 8.4 update went live an hour before the radio station was meant to begin broadcasting, but it sounds as if something has gone wrong.

Everyone with the iOS update can listen in to Beats 1 now, and hear presenter Zane Lowe repeating "Test" and asking if his studio engineer can hear him, all over an ambient music track by Brian Eno. It's surreal.

Here's what you can hear right now if you tune into Beats 1:

"What about now? I'm ready when you are."
"You're getting us?"
"I'm hearing you through one way."
"Talk again please"
"Anything, Jason? Test, test."
"OK, say that again."
"I'm lowering it. I'm turning on my own mic. I'm turning the hub program up and down."
"Test, test, test, test, 37 minutes, test. How's that?"
"Hello, hello, OK. Look at that, that's crazy."

It looks like Lowe has figured out that people can hear him, though. Now he's sounding a bit more confident, testing out his trademark sound effects, and retweeting people referencing the sound check.

It's possible that Lowe always meant for the world to hear his soundcheck. But it doesn't give a good first impression for the launch of Apple's new music streaming service. People were pretty confused when they tuned in and heard "Test, test test.":

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