Poll: do you still listen to Beats 1?

By , Dec 9, 2015

Beats 1 iPhone 6

Beats 1 launched on Apple Music nearly six months ago to much fanfare, but today, the service doesn’t seem to garner as much interest as it first did back in June. I myself listened to Beats 1 a bit, but the novelty quickly wore off, and the multiple genres played all days just didn’t sit well with my specific tastes in music.

I know I haven’t listened to Beats 1 in weeks, possibly months, and I am curious to see if more people feel the same way as I do, hence this poll.

I purposely made this a Yes/No poll. You either listen to Beats 1, or you don’t. If you listen from time to time, then it’s yes. If like me you haven’t listened in weeks, then it’s no.

I’ve made the case before that Beats needs genre-specific stations to cater to people who have specific tastes in music. I’m not sure that’s something Apple would consider doing (although the company has that option) but I know that is something that would actually get me to listen to Beats.

If Beats had genre-specific stations (i.e.. Hip hop, Pop, Rock), would it make the service more appealing to you?

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  • #Destiny

    Only for the chart..

  • The Afroman

    It’s sad that so many don’t listen to Beats 1. It’s by far my favorite live station. Julie Adenuga rocks the UK sound and Zane Lowe’s World Record on a daily basis has introduced me to so many artists.

    So many fun shows. The Alligator Hour with Joshua Homme is hilarious and fun.

    If you aren’t listening you are missing out. We live in an age where we choose what we want and where we want it, but the sad part is, i realized i wasn’t discovering enough anymore. I was listening to the same ol’ and frankly i felt boxed. I have found so many good things by the variety of music tastes on Beats 1.

    • Wesh

      agreement.

    • pinportal

      Beats 1 should be in TuneIn Radio and should have a public link.

      I dont have an Iphone, only Ipad (that I use at home).

      But I am always with my smartphone (Android) and I cant listen Beats 1, because my smartphone is not in “Apple” family. Beats 1 and in the future Beats 2, 3, 4, 5, … should be independent from Apple world.

      I wanna listen it on my notebook (Windows 10), but I dont want to download Itunes.

      So I already have an Ipad and now I need to buy an Iphone and a Macbook? Apple is good, but sometimes it suffocates me very much.

      I wanna be Free to have a tablet from Apple (Ipad), a notebook from Toshiba and a smartphone from Motorola. I dont wanna have all Apple products.

      So no, many people dont listen and/or dont know Beats 1, because Apple does not make the least effort into it.

  • If they had specific stations, I’d listen to it. I need classic rock (or just rock in general). Not a fan of what Beats 1 is usually playing.

    • mrjayviper

      Apple Music has lots of genre-specific stations

      • Yeah, but I wouldn’t mind also having a DJ for music.

  • f1ght3r

    Only listen to the Pharmacy on B1.

  • Eikast

    I listen to it when I am in a rush and don’t have time to select a playlist while driving.

  • brian.

    After the time of being able to rip CD’s and throwing them onto data CDs for an MP3 playing CD Player, I was pretty much done with radio. Then when I got my first iPod it sealed the deal. At the time I had about 4,000 songs and thought why listen to the radio when I can listen to all the music I want right here.

    My collection is now over 25,000 songs. So when Apple launched Beats 1, I didn’t really pay much attention to it. It’s also a reason why I don’t subscribe to Spotify, though I do use it for music discovery.

    Maybe I’m just getting old, but it just doesn’t appeal to me anymore. I don’t even have an radio station saved in my car.

  • Kenneth Delgado

    iHeartRadio is the best!

  • Sofakingstepwit

    I’d say I think about listening to Beats 1 more than I actually do. I selected “No” in the poll but honestly, I check in at random times, about once a week. The problem for me is that I always seem to catch the thumping, electronic, robot music, that seems to be everywhere these days. That gets shut off immediately. Even if I do catch a good song, it’s followed by thumping, electronic, robot music, so again, it’s off.

    I’m ready for Beats 2-5.

    • Vic O

      You’re a mind reader!!

  • iPhoneWINS

    never have never will

  • Don’t get me wrog, i do like Hip Hop but there is simply to much of it on beats 1
    I want Rock, Soul, Blues, Reagge and even some god old oldies, get the mix and you get me Apple.

  • Rupinder

    Use it to listen to Pharrell’s station, along with Jaden Smith (occasionally find new music through him), and definitely Soulection. Pharmacy is also cool, along with OVO Sound Radio.

  • Payaso

    I like listening to Elton John’s show, rock and electronic music shows. Can’t stand hip hop and rap, genres broadcasted most of the time. That’s the reason why i’m not so much in love with Beats 1. I would like to get specific stations by genre (i.e. rock station, electronic station, classic station, etc) related with Beats 1.

  • There needs to be an option for “Sometimes”. I quite often list to ‘One Mix’ and now and again if I don’t really care what I want to listen to or just want some background music I’ll listen to whatever is on Beats 1. The fact that it isn’t always live kind of spoils it, it’s supposed to be “always on” and they’re repeating shows…

  • SIMON

    I use Tidal. Beats is shit imo.

    • h4nd0fg0d

      Love the pic. Ya sicko lol. Seriously tho, I do.

  • nouseforaname

    Still listening and still enjoying it.

  • Unknow Unknow

    Beats whatttt?

  • mrjayviper

    I’ve never listened to beats 1 🙂

  • Damian

    It is actually funny because Apple Music enlightened me how good really is Spotify

    After 3 months of subscription to Apple Music, I cancelled it and switched to Spotify. No regrets at all

  • Mohammad Ridwan

    Pandora is the best Radio!

  • I don’t really care for radio stations. Why wouldn’t I just play exactly what I want to?

  • tyler bourbon

    I read why you made it a yes no poll. It’s still wrong, because there is no option to indicate you have never listened to Beats1. I never did, and most of my friends didn’t either. The way you put the question and the answer options, it’ll suggest we’re not listening anymore, when in fact, we never did

  • leart

    can’t tell, even iTunes is not present at all in my idevices recently, basically i can’t even purchase a ringtone, thank you apple for that and f y

  • Never listened to it…