Apple adds Beats Music to ‘Apps Made by Apple’ section in App Store

By , Aug 15, 2014

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Following its addition to the ‘new user’ prompt in the App Store earlier this week, Apple has added the Beats Music iOS client to the ‘Apps Made by Apple‘ section of its digital storefront. The move comes just two weeks after the two companies made the acquisition official.

If you’ve never seen the section, you can find it in under the Quick Links portal of the App Store—either on the right-hand side of the desktop version, or the very bottom of the iPhone version. And it houses a number of Apple’s iOS apps including iBooks, Podcasts, and Remote…

This is an interesting move for a couple of reasons. For one, the Beats Music app is still being offered in the Google Play Store, so today’s development, I guess it’s official now, Apple has an Android app.  And two, this new level of visibility will likely lead to an influx of new users.

In fact, Beats Music’s stock already seems to be climbing. In May, it was estimated it had around 250,000 subscribers, with its app barely making the top App Store charts. Today, it sits at #24 in the [US] App Store’s Top Free list, so it seems likely that those numbers have gone up.

Unlike most of the other apps listed in the above section, Beats Music is not entirely free. The app itself can be downloaded at no cost, but the service costs $9.99 per month. There’s no free ‘radio’ option, as offered by Pandora, but iOS users can get that via iTunes Radio.

To download the Beats Music app, click here. To check out the Apps Made by Apple section, click here.

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  • Matt

    Got it…
    Tried it…
    Didn’t like it…
    Ditched it

    • https://twitter.com/aidanharris1 Aidan Harris

      Got it…
      Tried it…
      Loved it…
      Willing to subscribe to it…
      Don’t want to jump through all the hoops to bypass the geo-blocking…

  • http://iswiftblog.com iSwiftBlog

    ok…got spotify in my iPhone :-)

  • Jonathan

    Technically, it wasn’t “made” by them..

    • http://www.eazycomputers.com/ PhoneTechJay

      Technically, the iPhone isn’t “made” by them either they only designed them in California..

      • Jonathan

        Well then, no one ever made anything. It was already there, just in another form. xD

      • http://www.eazycomputers.com/ PhoneTechJay

        So your saying the baby delivering storks are real and our parents didn’t make us? Wild!!

      • Jonathan

        No.
        We were found in caves by dwarves who fed us moths and then catapulted us as far as they could, which is why babies were always found in a hospital.

  • R4

    Radio and Beats are still exclusive to a few countries. It’s not available in Europe, Asia or Africa.

  • sosarozay300

    i love the app but its too expensive to buy so i will keep making fake accounts

  • john diaz

    I wonder if Apple will stop including their white headphones they usually include in the box when you buy an iPhone. i mean they got Beats now. just curious.

  • Joseph A. Ahmad

    Is this the separated iTunes Radio app in disguise posing as “Beats Music”? Ha! Kidding, but I would definitely like to try it, I haven’t given it an honest review. But $120/year ($10/month) for music? It better be REALLY worth it, because that isn’t exactly cheap.

    • thomas

      sony music is only $5 but they’re apps are disappointing

    • http://USS-Defiant.org ImJoey

      I subscribe through Att for 14.99 a month for my whole family. That’s cheaper then buying a bunch of music and storage every month to hold it. I think it’s quite the deal if your an Att subscriber.

      • Joseph A. Ahmad

        I’m on Verizon but I decided to subscribe for it and I think it’s well worth the price to download music offline to listen to as well as fast forward and rewinding a track. I really love it!

  • ICanHasHacks

    I just used a free trial hack