As we all expected, Apple unveiled its long-rumored music streaming service at the company’s annual World Wide Developers Conference today. Known as Apple Music, this new service will be coming to iOS users later this month, while Android users will have to wait until this fall. Confirming earlier rumors, the service will be free for the first three months and will cost $9.99/month after the free trial is over, or you can pay $14.99/month for a six-person family plan.
Apple Monday unveiled a streaming music service to rival popular products from the likes of Spotify which let users listen to songs without buying them outright. Dubbed simply Apple Music, the service will debut on June 30. At its annual World Wide Developers conference in San Fransciso, the world’s most valuable technology company showed off software that combines a variety of music-focused services. Apple Music will allow users to stream songs from the millions of tracks on iTunes. The firm also unveiled Beats One, a 24-hour streaming radio station curated by well-known DJs in New York, Los Angeles, and London. Connect, another feature, is a built-in social network intended to let musicians communicate with fans by previewing upcoming work, for example. Apple Music will be free for three months and then cost $9.99 per month or $14.99 for families of up to six. Executives said it would be available in more than 100 countries at launch.