Tech giant Apple has supplied our generation with every sort of product from cell phones to computers to televisions. And today, Apple Music, the company’s new streaming music service, officially launches worldwide.
Unlike prior advances, the undisputed king of computer-related products is up against significant competition in the online music market including Spotify, Rdio, Pandora, Google Play, and Amazon Prime Music. And as these corporate giants battle for domestic and international supremacy, Apple will try to provide the consumer with a little bit of everything.
In order to acquire the Apple Music service, you, the end user, will need to upgrade your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch to iOS 8.4. If you own a Mac or PC, you will need to upgrade to the newest version of iTunes. And Android users will be able to join the festivities in the Fall.
In order to induce listeners to the new music platform, the Apple Music will be free for three months Thanks to Taylor Swift, artists will receiving royalties during this complimentary quarter-year trial period subsequent to which all interested users will automatically be charged a $9.99 per month fee.
In an attempt to utilize their most successful assets Apple Music will be in full sync with Siri who’ll be able to help you navigate the service and play the songs of your choice.
Unlike Apple Music the biggest downside to other streaming services like Spotify etc is that they require WiFi versus using data from one’s monthly plan. With Apple Music, however, the listener can download copies of any available songs, albums or playlists while offline.
History has proven that Apple has consistently delivered quality products to the mainstream market and although they’re entering a super competitive field, we can’t help but think the behemoth has a few more tricks up their sleeve to beat the competition.