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Before launch, future Apple Music expansion sounds good

Tuesday is Apple Music launch day but Apple won't be resting. The company is looking to boost online music storage capacity and bring its tunes to Sonos systems.

Mark your calendar: Tuesday is the official launch of Apple Music with a three-month free trial and $9.99 monthly fee after that.

You'll need the iOS 8.4 software update on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch device first though. While it's possible that the update appears today, it's looking more and more likely that Apple will push it out tomorrow to coincide with Apple Music.

Ian Rogers, Senior Director of Apple Music, originally blogged that the software would arrive Tuesday at 8am PT but now his post simply says "Please make a note to upgrade to iOS 8.4 Tuesday, June 30th."

Apple isn't going to launch Apple Music tomorrow and rest on its laurels though. This weekend, plans for the service's future came to light.

Apple confirmed to Buzzfeed that it's working to bring Apple Music to Sonos within the next six months.

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The connected home speaker systems already work with 40 different streaming services that provide music, sports, podcasts and more, including most Apple Music rivals. You can tune in to Rdio, Spotify, Rhapsody, Google Play and Amazon Music with Sonos, so Apple can't afford to be missing from the lineup.

Apple Music will also launch with the same 25,000 song upload limit that the old iTunes Match service provides. Apple's Eddy Cue said that the company is working towards raising that to 100,000 songs for iOS 9, indicating the limit could be raised as early as September.

While I've previously noted that Apple Music itself isn't that revolutionary, Apple is doing all the right things to build a broad user base for the service.

Aside from working towards Sonos support and boosting the song storage limits, Apple Music will benefit from Windows PC compatibility at launch and with Android support later this year.

Additionally -- and one of the main reasons I'll be signing up -- is the generous family plan that allows for six people on a single account for $14.99 a month. My kids gobbled up 6 GB of LTE service last month streaming iTunes Radio; with Apple Music they can get the same music downloaded directly on their phones via Wi-Fi and save on the mobile broadband use.