Beats music

Hot on the heels of officially announcing the major $3 billion acquisition of Beats Electronics LCC., and ahead of its SVP Eddy Cue and Craig Federighi’s joint appearance at the Code Conference tonight, Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre’s four months old music service has just sweetened the deal.

The startup has dropped the price of Beats Music yearly subscription free to $99.99, down from $119.88.

Additionally, the previous 7-day free trial of Beats Music has now been extended in a “no strings attached” move to fourteen days to all users…

From iTunes release notes:

We’re stocked to announce that our no strings attached trial has been extended to 14 days to ensure everyone gets ample time to explore the full Beats Music experience.

According to a newly refreshed FAQ on the Beats website, user who do not wish to purchase a yearly subscription will continue to pay ten bucks per month.

Everyone can try Beats Music for free for the first 14 days. After that, you pay $9.99 monthly or $99.99 yearly for unlimited streaming music.

The monthly subscription is on par with Spotify, the most popular streaming music product which comes with a library of 20 million songs, just like Beats Music.

The Beats Music app for the iPhone and iPad has been bumped to version 2.1 to reflect the pricing structure changes. Additionally, the new version offers tongs of bug fixes “so the whole experience runs smooth as silk.”

With today’s Beats buy, Apple now in fact owns an on-demand streaming music service that’s available not only on its own platform, but on rival Android and Windows Phone, too.

You can download Beats Music free in the App Store.

The app is universal and requires iOS 6.0 or later.

  • Anthony Snyder

    You misspelled tons and replaced it with tongs. (tongs of bug fixes)

    • Byron C Mayes

      No, that’s correct. I downloaded the update. It really does include tongs. Especially for certain artists: Ice Cube, Ice-T, Vanilla Ice, Ice & Tina Turner…

    • anasiatka

      It’s Christian – of course he has stuff misspelled. It’s his trademark and I’ve tried to encourage proof reading but I’ve given up. Inaccuracies come along with his articles at no extra cost! I’m glad to see some new talent here lately with new iDB contributors and hopefully this puts more pressure on him to work on his professionalism. How he always uses phrases loosely, “the reliable source” and then in the next article he will say hit or miss about the same source. It’s par for the grain. And sorry, he makes money off his work so he should put more effort into his work.

  • sosarozay300

    the beats music app is actually really good if you choose the right artists for you but i wont pay $99.99 a year for it ill use jailbreak tweaks to reset the trial instead :+)

    • Jon20

      With what tweak do you do that?

      • sosarozay300

        using flextweak create a new patch for the beats app and than process the application and search for isonboardingcomplete and than change that to false, this will reset the app and you will have to readd the artists like you created a new account but this saves you the time to create a new account and all that. PS!! after using this patch, open the app to confirm it works, then go back to flex and disable the patch or else it will reset it the next time you open and close the beats app

      • White Michael Jackson

        thats what im using!

  • Sean Clark

    Two months ago I’d have switched over, but Spotify brought out a great student discount in response to Rdio’s deal. ($4.99/month)