Apple Music Releases New 'Star Wars' Radio Station To Get Fans Ready For 'The Force Awakens'


It seems like even Apple has gone to the Dark Side.

In anticipation of Friday's theatrical release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Apple Music launched a new Star Wars-themed radio station.

The new Star Wars radio station features all songs from the prequels and parts of the franchise's collection. This includes the iconic music composed by John Williams in tracks from original motion picture soundtracks of Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi, A New Hope, Revenge of the Sith, and The Empire Strikes Back, etc., as well songs from the original soundtrack from The Clones Wars seasons one through six composed by Kevin Kiner.

Of course, fans can listen to the main theme on the radio station, along with other Star Wars songs like "The Battle of Hoth" from The Empire Strikes Back, "The Millennium Falcon / Imperial Cruiser Pursuit" from A New Hope, and "Across the Stars (Love Theme from "Star Wars, Episode II")" from Attack of the Clones.

Between each track is a sound bite of a few seconds that features sounds like Darth Vader breathing and R2-D2 beeping.

The Star Wars station can be found under the "Featured Station" section in the Radio tap in Apple Music.

Fans of the franchise may have already been streaming the prequels to get them ready for The Force Awakens, and now they can listen to all the classic music through Apple Music's new radio station on the way to theaters.

And once they have watched the film, fans may then want to stream the original songs they heard.

Apple is allowing fans to preorder The Force Awakens' original soundtrack on iTunes, which is expected to be released on Dec. 18.

Composed by John Williams, the original motion picture soundtrack for Star Wars: The Force Awakens features 23 songs that includes "Rey Meets BB-8," "The Falcon," "Kylo Ren Arrives at the Battle," and "Han and Leia."

Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the original soundtrack, is available to perorder for $11.99

Apple isn't the only music-streaming service using the movie to lure in new users. Spotify also released Star Wars-themed playlists that are customized to each user's music preferences earlier this week.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens hits theaters Friday, Dec.18.

Source: 9 to 5 Mac

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