“There have been plenty of naysayers willing to condemn Apple’s new Apple Music service before it was even launched, but they might just have to take back their words if today’s presentation outlining the service was any indication,” Bobby Owsinski reports for Forbes. “It was readily apparent that were a number of features shown that differentiate Apple Music from the competition, any one of which could make a big enough difference to help it dominate the industry in no time.”
“First and most important is its ease of use,” Owsinski reports. “Another interesting feature that very well may prove to be the ‘killer app’ is the Beats 1 global radio program that broadcasts live 24/7 from Los Angeles, New York and London. The show’s music will reportedly not be based on the genre or market research that rules the majority of radio today, but instead rely on the DJ’s taste, a throwback to the heyday of the 70s when FM radio was absolutely king.”
“Yet another feature that’s easy to overlook but may ultimately prove critical to its success is Apple Music’s integration with Siri voice recognition. Finally, the Connect social feature allows artists to upload photos, lyrics and videos and integrate directly with Facebook and Twitter,” Owsinski reports. “Reports are that Apple’s goal is to reach 100 million subscribers within a year. Thanks to its many attractive features, that number may be surprisingly well within reach.”
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MacDailyNews Take: Dead on target. Apple Music is a revolutionary service that offers the music fan virtually everything they could want in a single, easy-to-navigate app for a rather amazing price. The “family” price of $14.99 (up to six people, each with their own account, a $59.94/month value) is extremely attractive. Wow!
Apple Music is going to be a big hit.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Arline M.” for the heads up.]