It goes official now. Beats’ music streaming service, announced as codenamed “Project Daisy” last year, will debut next week, more precisely on Tuesday, January 21.
The platform will be called Beats Music and will clash directly with the giants of music streaming industry such as Spotify, Deezer, Grooveshark, Google Play Music, Pandora, Rdio, Napster, etc.
Let’s take a look at what is offered. As is done for most of the competitors, the price tag for a monthly subscription is equal to $9.99 that gives you unlimited music without limitation (no commercials) on up to 3 devices. It has more than 20 million songs in the catalog, and users would able to enjoy the service on computers through the website and all major mobile operating systems through apps that include Android, iOS and Windows Phone.
In an exclusive partnership with AT&T, users can also opt for a family subscription, priced at $14.99 that lets up to 5 members to listen music on up to 10 devices, even simultaneously. Initially, it’ll be offered as a free trial period of 30 days, and then extended up to three months. AT&T subscribers will also able to download their favorite songs for offline listening.
Initially, Beats Music will be available in the United States only, and it’s still in question if and when the service will also come in other territories