If reports are to be believed, Apple Music has touched a download figure of about 10 million users only 4 weeks after its launch. That itself is amazing if we compare with Spotify which took more than five and half years to reach to first 10 million paying customers.
With 30 million songs, Apple Music matches Spotify for content out of the gate, plus you can bring in music you have gathered on iTunes for years. Siri is integrated into the app and is helpful, something Apple’s rivals cannot equal, while a fully realized radio station is a welcome addition, if a little gimmicky.
On June 30th, amidst a flurry of both hype and controversy, Apple launched their belated answer to Spotify and other streaming services: Apple Music. Subscribers to the service are given a free three-month trial period, followed by a monthly payment of US$9.99. Available on both PC and portable IOS devices, Apple Music allows users to play music of their choosing via online streaming as well as being able to store their songs for offline enjoyment. The service also includes the popular voice-command application Siri for song requests and other specialized preferences; there’s also a content-sharing blog feature known as Connect, meant as a platform between the artists and their fans.