The popular audio equipment manufacturing brand, Beats Audio is launching its own music streaming service dubbed as the ‘Beats Music’ to rival Spotify, Rdio, iTunes Radio and Google Play Music All Access. The service will be available on Android, iOS, Windows and web starting from 21st January, 2014 in the US. It will offer unlimited music streaming access to single users for a monthly fee of $9.99. There is also a $14.99 family plan which will be exclusive to AT&T customers as of now. AT&T customers can take the advantage of trying out the premium service free for 30 days while the free period is 90 days for family plan subscribers. Other users sadly, can try out this music streaming service for just 7 days after which they have to pay to access it.
What’s the advantage of yet another music streaming service you may ask. According to Beats Audio, their streaming service can suggest music based on your listening history or based on your mood, very similar to what Last.fm and Songza offer. They also supposedly have a staff of music experts who are “hand-selecting your playlists while you stream”. Sonos has announced that they will offer Beats Music service on its wireless speakers from day one of its launch.