Apple turned Beats Music into Apple Music a few years ago to buttress its dominance. The company’s iTunes Music Store was – and still is – the premiere place to purchase music. Problem is, fewer people are buying music outright. They are relying on streaming services instead.
Apple Music has quickly established itself as a powerhouse in the music apps space. Like some other services, you can subscribe for $9.99 a month for access to the service’s vast music library. There’s a family subscription option available for $14.99 too. Besides music streaming, a subscription unlocks offline listening, a playlist creation tool for any genre of music you like and storage for the music that you already own.
Music isn’t a solitary experience and listening to it isn’t either. Apple Music features built-in sharing and a social network so that music lovers can get messages directly from their favorite artists. The service also offers Beats 1. Beats 1 is a radio station focusing on all kinds of music. It is hosted by a huge line-up of DJs from around the world. Beats 1 is Apple Music’s best feature, and it’s available to people with or without a subscription.