It’s no surprise that Apple has taken the plunge to enter the Music Streaming market like many other companies. But can it topple the big Spotify?
Apple Music is available to users who have upgraded to iOS 8.4. The upgrade changes the current music app after the update. 30 million songs will be available to stream over the internet. There’s a trial period of 3 months to try out Apple’s music streaming service for free. After the trial period, your credit card on file will be charged $9.99 per month. There is a family plan available for $14.99 per month for up to six people.
While all of this sounds great for the user, there’s a slight drawback to Apple’s Music Streaming. The navigation and UI seems a bit more complicated considering that Apple strictly follows a beautiful and simplified UI for its OS. Also users reporting problems of bringing their music collection over to the cloud. This won’t be the first time we’ve heard this as Apple’s iTunes was notorious for not working perfectly either.
Brushing aside the negative, we still think it’s great that Apple has entered the music subscription space for its users. And it wouldn’t hurt to take up their three month free trial offer to get a taste.