Words have it that Apple is going to unveil a new two-tier music streaming service at its World Wide Developers Conference in San Francisco next week which aims to rival other popular streaming services like Spotify and Pandora.
The new service will reportedly cost around USD10 per month, offering unlimited songs for users to stream, similar to Spotify, according to The Wall Street Journal.
But then again, unlike Spotify, the new service will only have a handful of songs available for free listening.
The new streaming platform will be developed as an update to the company’s current music app, with an upcoming software update. Also, Pandora-like stations will also be available together with new programmed channels.
Apple will also hire a number of famous DJs and producers from BBC Radio 1 for the service.
Celebrities who are reportedly in talks are rap stars Q-Tip, Drake and Dr. Dre.
The new service will also be available on Google’s Android software which will be the first time the company has ever launched a new app on Android.
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