“It’s still early days for Apple Music, the newly launched streaming service, as the world chews over its user interface, initial service issues, that Beats 1 radio station and other unexpected factors,” Jon Russell reports for TechCrunch. “But two areas where the U.S. company has hit the right notes are international availability and pricing.
“Beats 1 is available in 100 countries. That might sound obvious, but it is completely in contrast to Apple’s iTunes Radio service, which rolled out very slowly to North America, parts of Europe and Oceania but no further,” Russell reports. “It isn’t just about global availability though, Apple has done right on price, too.”
“Apple Music costs from $10 for a single account in the U.S., but the company has priced its service competitively across the world,” Russell reports. “In Thailand — where I live – it is $5 per month, as is the case in Indonesia and elsewhere, but it is even lower in other parts of the world.”
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MacDailyNews Take: It’s a bit too high in the U.S., but maybe that’ll change with time.
Neil Cybart: ‘Apple Music is the right product at the wrong price’ – July 1, 2015