Apple is planning to release a music streaming service this year that will go straight after Spotify.
Apple is working on a plan to integrate Beats Music’s streaming service into iOS, iTunes, and Apple TV, according to 9to5Mac’s Mark Gurman.
Apple bought Beats last May for $US3 billion, its largest acquisition to date.
Here’s what you need to know:
- Apple is rebranding Beats Music and will ditch its red and black colour scheme
- Users will be able to keep their music in the cloud or on specific devices
- The service is rumoured to cost $US7.99 a month, less than competitors like Spotify Premium, which cost $US9.99 per month
- Apple is developing an Android application that will incorporate Beats music streaming
- A source told 9to5Mac that “”Beats integration is not going so well.”
- The rebrand has reportedly taken longer than anticipated because of a lack of clarity from Apple execs
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