28
May
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On the same day that Apple buys Beats Music, users are being rewarded with two niceties. The free trial period welcoming testers of the music streaming service has extended from one week to two, giving potential customers a full fourteen days to decide if the service is apt for them. Even sweeter, the annual price has dropped down from $119.88 a year to the more attractive $99.99.

What's new:

  • We're stoked to announce that our no strings attached trial has been extended to 14 days to ensure everyone gets ample time to explore the full Beats Music experience.
  • We've dropped the price of our yearly subscription to $99.99, down from $119.88.
  • To top it off, we pushed tons of bug fixes so the whole experience runs smooth as silk.

Of course, as Android users, that's still a good deal of money to invest in a piece of software that is now owned by Google's primary competitor, but you must have something to stream to those obnoxious headphones, right? By the way, Beats Electronics is now owned by Apple as well. You're welcome.

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Bertel King, Jr.
Born and raised in the rural South, Bertel knows what it's like to live without 4G LTE - or 3G, for that matter. The only things he likes sweeter than his tea are his gadgets, and while few objects burn more than a metal phone on a summer day, he prefers them that way anyway.

  • Munchy

    Even though I've been reading about these for a while now, i still cant believe this happened... Oh well. All "good" things must come to an end.

    • Blue Sun

      I'm sure that Beats will continue to sell overpriced headphones.

      • Karlo

        Beats=Apple

        MORE MONEY FOR BEATS!!!

      • Munchy

        I have not doubt :)

  • Kacho_ON

    I'm really happy that Dr. Dre is Hip Hop's first billionaire and not Jay-Z. Haha, sucker.

    • Kevin

      Or that P Diddy guy

      • Reginald Spence II

        Is that still even his name?

  • br_hermon

    It just dawned on me.... this is a pretty huge step for Apple as it relates to Android no? Never before has Apple had an app / service installed on so many of Android devices. Now they have a foot in the door to a large number of HTC users and any other android / beats users.

    • darkdude1

      Wouldn't surprise me if it went iOS-only though

      • http://ignaciozippy.com/ Ignacio Zippy

        They have done it before, almost everytime they buy an app developer.

    • http://www.about.me/kendallseabury Kendall Seabury

      Besides android, they now own a Windows Phone app.

      • Tony Ceralva

        ¿Who cares about Windows Flop?

  • http://napkinhouse.com/ Matt Shindala

    I have no clue why you would do this. Spotify is $60 a year with a student discount, and $120 without one, and it's the "de-facto" streaming service...if an obscure artist is going to put their music on one of them, it'll be Spotify first.

    • Giampaolo

      Here in Canada we don't have Spotify so I can't speak directly. However to listen some Indie music I love Jango

    • Kacho_ON

      I hate this argument, no matter how good existing stuff already is, competition helps everyone.
      BTW: obscure artists put their music on youtube, soundcloud & bandcamp, it's not easy to get on Spotify if you don't have a major label behind you or work with cdbaby.

    • Brandon Smith

      Most people aren't college students, Matt. Thus, this is now $20 cheaper for the average person.

    • didibus

      In Canada, we don't have Spotify, but Google All Access is 7.99$ a month, that's still cheaper than Beats. Also, Google's just the best solution for me, because it combines it's selection with your own Locker, therefore, all those Indie bands, local bands, soundcloud mixes and remixes are all accessible to me and nicely integrated with the rest of my music.

  • supremekizzle

    A marriage between the two biggest overpriced shitty brands....

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      • supremekizzle

        Let me guess. You were having extra marital affairs with your coworker and got his wife fired so he could keep boinking you? Isn't that right, Sandra? You little whore. Kindly fuck off and die .

    • louched1

      Beats by T-Dogg

      • Frank Lopez

        hahahaha

    • Heimrik

      LOL AGREED!

  • Jaime

    The dead of the beat

  • Jephri

    Not a great combo.

    • dude

      I gotta disagree, I juice red beats and apple together with other fruits and vegetables, it's very tasty.

      • dude

        beetsbeets

        I blame Google Keyboard.

  • http://www.Nave360.com Sebastian Gorgon

    We will never hear the end of this... Buy iPhone with Beats Audio, that never worked for HTC, though they never really took advantage of it, they certainly got my brother hooked on HTC, but now he says he will get an iPhone as the M8 has no beats audio -_-

    • http://404err0r.com/ Henry Park

      I doubt Beats Audio will be integrated into iPhones... given it is supposed to be serious music device, may be "revamped" Audio control at best.
      Ur bro does realize he can root and instal Beats Audio on any android (provided there is a port for it)

      • http://www.Nave360.com Sebastian Gorgon

        He isn't the kind of guy who will root, i would do it for him if he wants it, no phone is worth it purely for beats audio, and iOS certainly isn't.

  • mgamerz

    You can guarantee the android app is going to be gone soon.

    • Mike Reid

      I don't think so.

      Google does iOS apps. MS does Android. Everybody's doing everything almost.

      Apple knows Android is there to stay; they just want the high profit areas, hardware or software/services.

      • louched1

        If history is any indicator then it will get pulled soon from non-Apple platforms and become an Apple exclusive. That's what Apple has always done in the past. We'll just have to wait and see.

        • Leonardo Farage Freitas

          And what of all the people who owns android and subscribe to the service? IMO, Apple won't pull it out, perhaps from now on the app won't get anymore updates or something, but get pulled out, nah.

          Think of all the suits it would be risking to get targeted by.

  • roberthenderson

    A pathetic sloppy seconds attempt to expand beyond the octogenarian, soccer mom, grade school base

    • Dakota

      It will get the Apple halo. Apple fans buy anything app.

  • didibus

    This is an acquisition that makes sense. Also, this is the first major acquisition I hear Apple makes. Apple makes "haute gamme" luxury products under very strict control. Beats fitted that mantra. Apple gained ground through music, iTunes and it's store, with the iPod is what got Apple back on top. They should continue their focus on such things.

  • http://www.NickSaulino.com Nick Saulino

    And still no one uses it...

    • CadillacEfromDC

      But Beats Music has 1 Million downloads. Leave the iHating to professionals

      • http://www.NickSaulino.com Nick Saulino

        I'm 1 of those 1 Million downloads, and I don't use it.

  • Heimrik

    Overpriced overhyped gimmicks selling overpriced overhyped gimmicks.... lol

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