Ever since Apple bought Beats Audio last year, there have been speculations about how the Cupertino-based company will use the latter s expertise and technology. 9To5Mac s Mark Gurman cites his sources claiming that Apple will be launching a Beats-powered music streaming service for iOS and Android. Also Read - It just takes Rs 27,500 to build an iPhone 12 priced at Rs 79,900Also Read - Apple removes in-app purchase fee for online classes and events till June 2021
The new Beats-powered streaming service will be given a new name, and will be up against the likes of Spotify, Google Play Music and Pandora among others. The service will be deeply integrated into iTunes, iOS and Apple TV, and to make the transition smooth, users will be able to login using either their iTunes or Beats accounts, the report claims. Also Read - Google Stadia cloud gaming service coming to iPhone, iPad soon
Users will be able to upload current Beats or iTunes music libraries with the new service, which will merge those songs with iTunes in the Cloud, and users will be able to choose specific tracks or artists to download onto their iPhone or iPad s local storage. One of the USPs of this service will be Beats human-curated playlists.
Gurman s sources claim that the service will be unveiled sometime later this year, most likely at WWDC in June. A surprising revelation however is that Apple is building an app for the Android platform, which will be launched simultaneously.