Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) is making a comeback to the music business after streaming services from the likes of Spotify overshadowed its iTunes business, thus leading to clientele loss. The company is bringing the heat with its new streaming service called Apple Music.
A lot has been said about the new streaming service that is expected to debut on June 30th. Some critics suggest that the entry into the streaming industry is rather late, and the competitors have already established themselves. However, one thing that Apple has constantly proved over the years is that they take their time to perfect their products and services. The new streaming service is thus expected to uphold the same quality standards that the firm has set before.
Currently, there is limited information about Apple Music. The service will be available for all iOS devices including the iPod touch, iPhones, and iPads. It will also be available for Mac and PC. Android device users will gain access to the service on Apple TV. Apple will also extend a new service called iTunes Connect, a social media site for artists, and a live streaming radio known as Beats 1.
On the iPhone devices, the app has five distinct features including; For you, My Music, New, Radio, and Connect. For desktop devices, the service will be available as an extension of the iTunes app in the future versions of the OS X. Subscribers of the new service will receive a three-month free trial, and after that they will have to pay a $9.99 subscription fee per month.
Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) will also include a version of the service tailored for a family set up. The service will charge $14.99 per month to 6 people. It will also feature the three-month free trial period. Eddy Cue from Apple announced that new versions of iTunes will soon be available for OS X and iOS.
One of the major focus point for the new streaming service will be the full customization of the service to fit the user’s requirement. This will be particularly useful in the For You feature.