Beats Music drops subscription price to $99 amidst Apple acquisition, Android app will stay around
Amidst the news that Apple is officially acquiring Beats for $3 billion, the service has announced a price cut. The subscription service now costs just $99 a year, down from $120. In addition, Beats users can now trial the service for free for fourteen days. The Beats Music app for Android also been updated to reflect these changes, alongside the usual performance tweak and bug fixes.
What’s NewVersion 1.0.9:* 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.
Android users will also be happy to know that Apple has no plans to shut down the Android app just yet. In an interview with the Financial Times, Apple CEO Tim Cook said that the Beats app for Android and Windows Phone will remain available.
Beats Music can be downloaded, for free, from Google Play.