Report: Apple's streaming service to be unveiled at WWDC, priced to undercut Spotify
posted by Alan F. / Mar 05, 2015, 7:51 PM
The latest speculation has Apple introducing the music streaming site at its WWDC Developers Conference in June. The keynote is penciled in for June 8th, which could be when the service is revealed. As far back as last October, there was talk that Apple's new service would aim to undercut industry leader Spotify. In fact, there was talk that Apple was renegotiating with record labels and artists in order to offer service no higher than $7.99 a month. Spotify charges $9.99 a month for its service.
Apple's new iTunes music streaming service will employ features that Apple picked up from its $3 billion acquisition of Beats. The service also will be offered to Android users via an app developed by Apple. The company recently posted job listings for Android developers to replace some who have left the company.
While it still is possible that the new streaming music service will be ready for iOS 8.4, it is probably more likely to be stuffed into iOS 9. The service will be found in the iOS Music app and is said to function similarly to Beats Music for iPhone.
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But you can also use Spotify for free (with ads)....
posted on Mar 05, 2015, 8:12 PM 0
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and you can use Itunes radio for free with ads as well, your point?
posted on Mar 05, 2015, 8:47 PM 3
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I wouldn't want a company like Apple dominating the music streaming market, especially not under the name of that god awful, good for nothing brand.
posted on Mar 05, 2015, 8:20 PM 3
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Problem with Apple streaming is that they're too pop/hip hop centric.....Spotify got you covered from Strauss to Slayer all the way to your favorite obscure Death Metal act ......... If you want to beat Spotify, be as diverse as possible
posted on Mar 06, 2015, 12:46 AM 0
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