The rumored Apple music streaming service can soon become a reality. The service, expected to be announced during WWDC 2015 starting from June 8, can be a potential Spotify competitor.
If sources are to be believed, the music streaming service is expected to be offered at $10 per month. This can be the rate for premium services while the option of unlimited in-demand access will also be there. The free trial will be an extension of the iTunes Radio that is already present.
According to a Wall Street Journal report, the company is expected to unveil a two-tier streaming music service. It will come as an update to the Music app that the company already has. This will also signify the end of Beats, which Apple purchased for $3 billion, just a year back.
Apple is not too keen on providing ad-supported service to users. A line up for original programming may be there with Pandora-like stations coming to iTunes radio. The company may be in talks with Drake, Dr. Dre, and Q-Tip regarding shows to be hosted on the service.
It is also rumored that Apple’s music streaming service will soon be available for Android. This would be the first time the company will launch an app for Android. The future of Beats is still quite unknown. Its subscribers will continue to receive the service but once Apple is done with the streamlining of the streaming app, the users can be moved to the new platform.