Beats Music available for iOS ahead of its official launch
Beats Music streaming service starts for iOS, Android version coming soon
The new online music streaming service Beats Music is already available in the iOS store ahead of its official launch in the US. Beats Music joins the overcrowded online streaming market, occupied by services such as Spotify, Pandora, Rdio and Apple’s iTunes Radio. But the new service is a bit different. It takes a slightly different direction since it claims to offer the paying subscribers some better content discovery.
The press-release introducing Beats Music says it is a new kind of music streaming service. Combining machine algorithms and input from experts, the app promises better content discovery. Currently, over 20 million tracks covering different music genres are available for both online and offline streaming. In addition to the album, artist and track searches, Beats Music app allows users to browse a “Highlights” section where a special selection of popular songs will be available for streaming.
There is a special ‘Just for You’ section where you can listen a playlist based on your musical taste. Alongside the main screaming function, Beats Music comes with a deep social integration. All tracks and playlists can be shared on the social networks, such as Facebook and Twitter. The service has also its own social network, where you can share songs with other users.
Beats Music costs $9.99 monthly but you can try it for free during the first 7 days after the registration. According to the company, the app should launch for Android soon, going up against major players like Pandora and Spotify. Kim Dotcom has also launched a streaming service called Baboom.
The app for iOS is available for downloads here.
[Source: Apple Insider]