“More than 6.5 million people have signed up for Apple Music since the $10-a-month streaming music service launched a little more than three months ago, CEO Tim Cook said Monday,” Shara Tibken and Connie Guglielmo report for CNET. “Cook added that another 8.5 million people are participating in the music service’s 90-day free trial.”
“‘I’m finding personally that I’m discovering a whole lot of music that I wasn’t listening to before,’ he said. ‘I think it’s fabulous, and to have over 15 million on there, and 6.5 million in the paid category, I’m really happy about it. And I think the runway here is really good.’ Cook made the remarks during a wide-ranging interview here at a Wall Street Journal technology conference,” Tibken and Guglielmo report. “”
“Cook also revealed that Apple will start taking orders for its updated Apple TV on October 26 and will begin shipping the set-top box by the end of next week,” Tibken and Guglielmo report. “While Apple TV isn’t launching with an Internet-based TV service, as many have requested, Cook said the company is trying to fix ‘a terrible, broken process’ that no one likes. ‘You have 700 channels, but you can’t find anything you want to watch,’ he said.”
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MacDailyNews Take: We’ll be ordering new Apple TVs as soon as they’re available.
Now, as for Apple Music, 6.5 million paying subscribers seems more than a bit paltry for a well-priced, full-featured, UI-challenged service that launched in over 100 countries nearly four months ago.
As we wrote back in August: This might be a harder sell than most, including Apple (with their rumored goal of 100 million subscribers), initially thought.
Are 11 million Apple Music subscribers – during a free trial in over 100 countries – worth bragging about? – August 10, 2015