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Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Beats Music discounted following Apple purchase, now offers longer trial


Beats MusicFollowing Apple's purchase of Beats Music, the service has received an immediate update in pricing for its streaming music service. Which means the annual subscription will cost you $99, which is $20 lower than the previous price. Additionally those who are downloading the Beats Music app for iOS, Android or Windows Phone will notice that the free trial period has been doubled to 14 days, from the previous 7 days.

New Beats Audio pricing
Apple announced earlier today that it was buying Beats Audio for $3 billion, although $400 million of the purchase price will vest later. Apple's plans for iTunes Radio are expected to be announced at WWDC, with expectations high that the service will be rolled into a separate app in iOS 8.

As far as today's update to the Beats Music app is concerned, you probably won't notice much difference in appearance. The update did add some bug fixes and the usual performance enhancements. Also it doesn't look like Apple has any plans to drop the Android or Windows Phone version of the apps. "It's all about the music," said Tim Cook, Apple's CEO. Cook also said in a memo that Beats Music will be integrated with iTunes Radio.

Beats' co-founders, Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine, will spend time with Apple's electronics and music streaming operations and will work out of Apple's headquarters under the watchful eyes of Eddy Cue. Cook says that the deal will start being a positive to Apple's earnings in the fiscal year that ends September 2015.

You can download Beats Music for iOS, Android and Windows Phone using the following links:

Android iOS Windows Phone
Download Download from the Windows Phone Store
Price Free Free Free
Requirements Android 4.0 or greater iOS 6.0 or greater Windows Phone 8
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