Beats 1 radio goes down on launch day

See the original posting on The Verge

Just over eight hours after launching — and less than a minute after Jaden Smith called into the live request show to request the Buffy the Vampire Slayer theme song (and it was played, multiple times) — Beats 1 radio seems to have gone down. Trying to access Apple Music’s flagship live radio show right now is instead giving various messages of “unknown error occurred” when trying to access it through the Apple Music app (the Beats 1 stream via iTunes isn’t responding, either).

Up until this point, Beats 1 radio has been running fairly smoothly (user experience oddities notwithstanding), with shows from big-name DJs (and now Apple employees) Zane Lowe, Julie Adenoma, and Ebro Darden — along with some hour blocks of semi-hosted shows…

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