Beats Launches Music Service, Schedules MOG's Demise
Beats Audio today launched Beats Music, an online and mobile streaming music service that's available to Android, iOS, and Windows Phone devices for $9.99 per month. The service runs on the platform built by MOG, which was bought by Beats Audio in 2012. Single lines can test the service for free for one month, after which the monthly subscription kicks in. With the launch of Beats Music, Beats Audio today indicated that MOG itself will shut down April 15. All existing MOG subscribers will be offered a one-month free trial of Beats Music, which will be made available starting March 15. Beats will cease billing MOG customers on April 15, and will offer prorated refunds to any customers who paid for a year of service. Beats hopes that MOG customers will transition to Beats Music.
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Apple Releases Its Second Android App for Beats Speaker
Apple has made available a new Android app called Beats Pill+. The app has the distinction of being Apple's second-ever for the Android platform, following the Move to iOS app released earlier this year.
Apple Music Is $10/Month
Apple today announced Apple Music, its new streaming music service. In addition to streaming the entire iTunes catalog, the service includes curated playlists.
Apple Music for Android Can Store Songs on Memory Cards
Apple updated its Apple Music application for Android devices and added the ability for users to store music on microSD cards for offline playback. This is chiefly important for devices that have limited on-board storage.