'Beats Music' to Remain on Android and Windows Smartphones

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beatsAt Re/code's inaugural Code Conference, Apple SVP of Internet Services Eddy Cue confirmed that Beats Music will remain available on Android and Windows Phone after Apple's acquisition of the company. This will make Beats Music Apple's first app for a non-iOS smartphone platform.

Some of these things, like iMessage, are really integrated deeply into the hardware. Those types of opportunites are more difficult to do with other other hardware, but we’ll keep providing some services to other platforms. Like Beats, for instance. It’s on Android now and we want to keep it that way.

In March, Billboard reported that Apple was considering launching an iTunes app for Android in an effort to take advantage of Android's large marketshare to increase declining music sales.

Beats Music is available for free on the App Store. [Direct Link]

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81 months ago
In what way is iMessage "deeply integrated into the hardware"?
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81 months ago
Smart move! And I can also see iTunes for Android coming, sometime in the future.
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81 months ago
Apple should give them itunes aswell. Whatever happened to serving cold water to someone in hell?
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81 months ago
Beats Music has such a tiny number of users, especially when compared to Spotify and the like, that this really isn't a big deal.
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81 months ago

I haven’t plugged my phone into my computer since I set up wireless file transfers last year sometime… Do people still do that? I thought everything was in the cloud these days.


Try transferring 8 gig 1080p MKV files wirelessly which my Note 3 can play silky smooth without conversion. With usb 3.0 it takes a minute or two. Wireless would take forever. Plus with wireless transfer you still need software. At work such software is banned from installation. Itunes is banned from my work place.
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81 months ago

Apple can keep beats off Android for all I care. Knowing Apple, iTunes will be a requirement in a years time for Android owners. No thanks! I don't want that fustration you guys go through. It's bad enough that I have to deal with it for my wife's iPhone.

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Algorithms? More like a EQ setting and a red beats logo on the back. HTC wised up and dropped beats and went with boom sound; front firing speakers that actually sound better than muffled back/bottom speakers.


What's do horrible about itunes? The PC version sucks, but everything can be done OTA. No difference between it and Google Play.
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