Recently this week, Daniel Ek, the founder and chief executive officer of Spotify, has enthusiastically tweeted that the music streaming service provider now has 40 million paying subscribers. Three weeks earlier, Billboard had reported that a high ranking executive from Spotify had revealed that the company had breached 39 million paying members, which is quite impressive considering that back in March early this year, Spotify had already reached 30 million paying subscribers.
Apple Music has finally come to mobile devices powered by Google’s Android mobile operating system, albeit it is still on beta. The music streaming subscription service launches on Android in all of mobile markets around the world that Apple has Music for IOS in, that is, with the exception of the Chinese market, where the company is planning to launch a beta soon.
Fresh from launching iOS 8.4, the newest iteration of its iOS 8 mobile operating system, Apple is also releasing a number of user guides that should help customers familiarize with every facet of the latest version of the system.
Apple fans are finally seeing the result of Apple's high profile acquisition of Beats Music one year ago for a sum of $3 billion. Together with the official unveiling of iOS 9, the newest version of Apple's mobile operating system, the company also announced Apple Music, its first ever music streaming service.
Developed from the Beats Music streaming subscription, Apple Music is being offered to subscribers at $10 per month. Apple will also be offering a plan for families or groups consisting of a maximum of 6 members to share an Apple Music subscription for $15 per month.
During a media event recently held in the city of New York, Spotify unveiled some new enhancements and additions to its service. What was once primarily known for its music streaming service now offers video clips, podcasts, and playlists that are more geared to whatever activity consumers are engaged in at the time.
Spotify, and most other music streaming service providers, have always relied on pre-set music genres in allowing users to organize playlists. But now, Spotify is starting to explore new ways to provide tracks to listeners. This time, it looks into the user's basic information (age, location) and what that user has actually listened in a particular time of the day and then generates a playlist that will fit with that particular time.
Apple has just released iOS 8.4 beta, which is actually the third for this iOS software update. But what can iOS users expect from this latest installment? Well, for starters, it offers an overhauled Music app, specifically bringing changes to both the user interface and functionality aspects of the playback app of Apple's mobile operating system.
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