Apple has big changes in mind for Beats Music
According to a new report, Apple has been working on a significant overhaul of its recently-purchased Beats Music software. Part of Beats Electronics’ empire and founded by Dr. Dre and Jimmy Lovine, Beats Music will reportedly be “deeply integrated” into the iOS mobile operating system, iTunes media store, and Apple TV, instead of just installing the new music streaming service onto its devices.
While Beats’ technology will be kept under the hood, the re-designed interface will be Apple-branded. The new service will also mark the first time Apple offers an Android application, as Beats’ current offering was developed before the technology titan purchased the company. Helping users to make the change, Apple has plans to merge users’ Beats Music accounts with their iTunes/Apple ID profiles, migrate their current Beats libraries to the new service, therefore merging those songs with their iTunes iCloud content.
Originally reported to be debuted in March, sources have now said that launch in June at the annual Worldwide Developers Conference is a “real possibility.” While concrete changes and a re-invented Beats seem to be on the horizon, Apple plans to keep its iTunes Match, iTunes Radio, and iTunes Store services just the way they are, despite the new paid streaming service’s overlapping functions.
Via: 9 to 5 Mac