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Beats Music streaming service to launch via web "within months"; iOS and Android apps will also be available

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Beats Music streaming service to launch via web
Beats Electronics streaming service, Beats Music, will soon be available via the web and from iOS and Android apps. Eventually, a Windows Phone 8 app will also be offered. As to when we might finally see the eagerly awaited music streamer in action, president and COO Luke Wood says that it should launch "within the next few months" in the United States.

Those with knowledge of what Beats has in mind say that the service will focus on play lists. The company hired some freelancers to put together playlists based on different artists, or the mood of the listener. Wood confirmed this by stating that "We’re going to focus really heavily on playlists, because that’s how we consume music and that’s how most people consume music."

He also said that by focusing on "a very specific idea," Beats Music would be much different than its competition which includes names like Spotify and Rdio. Using an an algorithm-based approach, Beats Music will focus on curation, getting music to listeners that matches their profile rather than letting the listener try to find something he might like.

Beats recently purchased back from HTC the remaining 25% stake in the company that was owned by the Taiwan based handset manufacturer. HTC continues to use Beats' software on its handsets.

source: TheNextWeb via MacRumors

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posted on 07 Oct 2013, 15:43

1. Santi_Santi (unregistered)

i'm sold

posted on 07 Oct 2013, 15:56 6

2. Shatter (Posts: 2036; Member since: 29 May 2013)

So the same exact thing as Spotify/Google Play? Don't really see a point unless someone can do it just as good for less $.

posted on 07 Oct 2013, 17:00 2

3. Mxyzptlk (unregistered)

I have iTunes Radio. I don't think there's a need for me.

posted on 07 Oct 2013, 18:26 1

4. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5713; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)

iTunes Radio is nice but it's not meant to tackle full on streaming collection services like Spotify and Google Play All Access. Apple will probably launch something similar soon though. what's setting the bar for me on that level of music streaming service is Spotify.

posted on 07 Oct 2013, 19:29 4

5. woodshop20 (Posts: 459; Member since: 14 Sep 2013)

Who cares, Beats headphones suck at their price point anyway. They're like the Apple of the audio world.

posted on 07 Oct 2013, 21:49 1

6. drrmfc (Posts: 2; Member since: 07 Oct 2013)

Yup and when the app finally comes out, they will do so much propaganda on it and charge 5 dollars for the app.... And it will suck..

posted on 07 Oct 2013, 22:09

7. Mxyzptlk (unregistered)

they're worth more than most android phones

posted on 08 Oct 2013, 01:03

8. HockeyDood (Posts: 74; Member since: 14 May 2010)

Beats is the worst thing to happen to music since the invention of ear drums...

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