Apple Music now has over 50 million users on either paid subscriptions or free trials, according to Apple CEO Tim Cook.

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Cook revealed the updated total in an interview with Bloomberg Television, nearly five weeks after Apple's services chief Eddy Cue said Apple Music had 48 million users, including 40 million paying and eight million on a trial.

Apple Music remains the world's second most popular streaming music service, behind Spotify, which disclosed that it had 75 million paying subscribers as of March 31, 2018. Spotify has a much larger total of at least 170 million active users, however, due to the free, ad-supported tier that it offers.

Apple Music has been a key contributor to the continued growth of Apple's services category, which brought in $9.1 billion revenue last quarter, an increase of 31 percent on a year-over-year basis. Other service-related revenue includes App Store and iTunes Store sales, paid iCloud storage, licensing, and more.

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Amacfa Avatar
37 months ago
WOW ... funny we always hear about Apple Music numbers but complete silence on phone models, pods, and watches ... wonder why that is?
I use it, and many of my friends do too.

Maybe you should get out in the world and stop hating on Apple on an Apple website :rolleyes:
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Abazigal Avatar
37 months ago
WOW ... funny we always hear about Apple Music numbers but complete silence on phone models, pods, and watches ... wonder why that is?
The recent earnings report have already proved beyond doubt that they were insanely profitable.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
PG(Austin) Avatar
37 months ago
What good is statistics on a 90 day free trial? How many are converted to paying users would seem to be more relevant. Free trials? Who cares? How many are paying!!? Full disclosure...I'm not!
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
TimUSCA Avatar
37 months ago
You mean like drive over to McDonalds because they're the only place that accepts Apple Pay?
What? In the past week, I've used Apple Pay at Chick-fil-a, Staples, Academy Sports, Firehouse Subs, Walgreens, Old Navy, Gamestop, Starbucks, and a small local retail store. About the only place I wasn't able to use it is Target.

Apple Pay is everywhere if you'd bother to look.
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WOW ... funny we always hear about Apple Music numbers but complete silence on phone models, pods, and watches ... wonder why that is?
Because HomePod and Apple Watch are accessories... and they have never given numbers on accessories. They also have too many iPhone models to report individual numbers on, so they just say how many iPhones they sold as a whole. Of those, these were very clear that the iPhone X has been the best seller, so I don't see why you're so skeptical of iPhone sales since the iPhone X was the only model in question.
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RobaxMan Avatar
37 months ago
WOW ... funny we always hear about Apple Music numbers but complete silence on phone models, pods, and watches ... wonder why that is?
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
oldhifi Avatar
37 months ago
Pandora..is what I use no monthly fees
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