SAY GOODBYE TO BEATS MUSIC; APPLE MUSIC TO TAKE ITS PLACE
It’s time to say goodbye and to get our assets in order as Beats Music will be no more. According to a statement released earlier today, the music streaming app has announced that they will be no more as of November 30th. They are also recommending that all of their customers make their new home under the umbrella of Apple Music. Here’s the full statement from Beats Music below.
Beats Music ends on November 30. Your subscription will be cancelled, but you can move your picks and preferences over to Apple Music right now.
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.
For owners of Sonos products who stream Beats Music through their devices, Sonos has also issued a statementsaying that all of their customers who use Beats Music will no longer be able to use the service after November 30th, but that they will be able to sign-up for Apple’s music streaming service when it becomes available to them. Here is their full statement below:
Beats Music is ending on November 30 and is no longer accepting signups on Sonos. Apple Music is coming to Sonos soon, and Beats Music users will receive an invitation. Join Apple Music now—free for the first three months—to move over your playlists and music preferences and get ready for the upcoming launch.
What happens if I’m currently a Beats Music user on Sonos?
Starting November 30, you will not be able to use Beats Music on Sonos. However, you can keep your playlists and preferences from Beats Music if you join Apple Music from your iOS device, Android, Mac, or PC.
If I move my music to Apple Music, when will it be available on Sonos?
You’ll be able to play your music on Sonos soon. Stay tuned.
What is Apple Music?
Apple Music brings you the world’s music with more than 30 million tracks, handpicked recommendations based on the music you listen to and love, worldwide radio with Beats 1, and more.
In this age where we have seen the rise of the music streaming industry, we were bound to see one of these giants go down in a blaze or become annexed with one of their own. As we watch the later happen, we can’t be too surprised to see this unfold.
Apple purchased Beats back in April of 2014 for about three billion dollars. Soon after, the heads behind Beats and Apple came together to create Apple’s very own music streaming app; what became Apple Music. Since then, Apple Music has garnered 15 million subscribers with 6.5 of them paying for the service. Although it falls second to Spotify, the end could result in Apple Music surging with a huge upper hand and coming close to Spotify’s numbers or even top them.