Wednesday, June 10, 2015

WEIGHING THE STRENGTHS AND WEAKNESSES OF APPLE MUSIC


Apple announced the impending launch of iOS9 and its streaming music service at this week’s WWDC. Apple Music enters a relatively crowded field with platforms like Spotify clearly in its sites. So should you make the switch to Apple Music when it launches?
There are pluses to consider — the three-month free trial, great family pricing at $14.99 for up to six users, and the 24-hour live radio station Beats 1 — but there are minuses as well. There isn’t an ad-supported free tier, and no exclusives to lure would-be defectors. Check out the chart below to see how Apple Music stacks up against some of its main competitors, then head over to TechCrunch for further analysis.

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