Soon after launching Apple Music for Android earlier this week, Apple has now revealed that it will be shutting down the Beats Music service on November 30. Apple is now encouraging users to migrate to Apple Music, a streaming service that it launched earlier this year with iOS 8.4 update. Also Read - WhatsApp to drop support for iPhones running iOS 9: ReportAlso Read - Apple iPhone 13 Pro to sport major camera improvements with sensor-shift image stabilization
In a support document shared on Beats Music website, the company has mentioned that it will cancel all subscriptions till date, and has also stopped taking new subscription requests. Asking users to switch to Apple Music, the company has pointed out new features of this service, which includes better recommendations and the Beats 1 radio as well. Also Read - Apple now lets you transfer iCloud photos to Google Photos: Here's how
On Beats Support page, executive Dale Bagwell said, All the pros that curated music for you are still crafting more amazing experiences. Plus, on Apple Music, you ll get even better recommendations based on music you already listen to and love, 24/7 global radio with Beats 1, exciting material from your favorite artist, and more.
He further added that as subscription to Beats Music will be cancelled, there is no way to move the picks and preferences over to Apple Music. In India, the Apple Music subscription costs Rs 120 per month for individual users and Rs 190 for family account, which lets users to share the service with up to six family members. This is pretty affordable compared to the subscription cost in the US, which is $9.99 (approximately Rs 650) and $14.99 (approximately Rs 1,000), for individual and family accounts.