Apple Music, along with new versions of iTunes, will launch in 100 countries on June 30. While the updates will be free, Apple is truly stepping up to the plate against Spotify and charging for the streaming service at $9.99 a month. One cool feature: family plans of up to six individual accounts under one bill will be $14.99 a month, so if you have a big family or a good group of friends, jump on that. And yes, the rumors are true: the first three months using the service are free.
Oh, and Android users? You're invited to the party too. In a rare move, Apple Music will be available on the Android operating system as well, branching out from just the iFamily of products.
We're excited to use the service and see how this plays out. Yet again, Apple has given us a reason to stay fully and inextricably connected to our iPhones. We're pretty okay with that.
Brett Williams is an editorial assistant at Supercompressor and he's ready for the Streaming Wars.
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