Apple officially launched it’s long awaited music streaming service yesterday (June 30) and it can be easily downloaded on any updated iOS device; the only catch is it’s $9.99 monthly price tag.
Like other prominent streaming services in the game today, Apple now faces some serious competition from both Spotify and Tidal, not to mention all those other free services. So how is Apple going to set itself apart from the competition?
Well, for starters, the streaming service offers everything any other does. You can stream, download, check out some new playlists and enjoy it’s new radio feature. But is there anything really spectacular about the service? You know, something to give it that unique Apple flair? Well, there may be one aspect that differentiates itself from the competition besides it being the only service allowed to stream Taylor Swift’s 1989.
They’re calling it Beats 1, in other words, an in house radio station broadcasting at all hours of the day.
“Beats 1 will feature shows hosted by musicians and celebrities. Drake, Dr. Dre, St. Vincent, Disclosure, Queens of the Stone Age’s Josh Homme, Jaden Smith, Elton John, and Pharrell are amongst the initial hosts. It will be free, ad-supported, and available to anyone with an Apple device.”
Although it’s only been 24 hours, the reviews are split. Love it or hate it, the opinions on the new streaming service are highly controversial. Is it really revolutionary? Let us know what you think.