An official teaser page for Beats Music went live back in early-December. That teaser page mentioned a January 2014 launch and was allowing users to move forward and claim a username, but otherwise, many of the specific details were left as a mystery. Well, it seems the official launch date, price and other important details have recently been revealed. Beats Music is launching for those in the US on January 21, 2014.
The service will be priced at $9.99 per month, though there is also another offer available for AT&T users. First things first though, Beats Music users looking towards the $9.99 per month price can expect the following in terms of features; playlists curated by music experts, no advertisements and personalized radio stations from selecting your favorite artists and genres. The Beats Music setup will also allow you to love, or hate a song to further customize your stations.
Users will be able to create playlists, and also share those playlists with others using Facebook or Twitter. There will also be music discovery options as well as the ability to play tracks online and offline. Perhaps the key number for many, Beats Music is touting a catalog of more than 20 million tracks. To further clarify that number, they promise that 20 million to be a mix of all genres including pop, rock, hip-hop, country, jazz, speed metal, afro beat, classical and more.
Beats Music will have an app available for Android, as well as iOS. Users will also be able to play direct from the computer. That is the setup for those grabbing an account direct from Beats Music, which as mentioned earlier, will set you back $9.99 per month. AT&T users will be paying $14.99 per month, but they are getting an account that can be used across an AT&T family account. To be specific, AT&T Beats Music users will get an account that can be used with up to 5 family members and across a maximum of 10 devices.
While Beats Music is launching generally (in the US) on January 21st, the service will not be launching in AT&T stores until January 24th. Nonetheless, AT&T users will still be able to sign up from the 21st. AT&T users will get a 90 day free trial, and otherwise, those looking to grab a regular Beats Music account will be able to get a 30 day free trial. With that, those who have yet, you can head to the Beats Music website and claim your username ahead of the launch.
SOURCE: Business Wire