Date: Thursday, August 6th, 2015, 08:09
Category: Apple Music, News
It’s been five weeks and there’s 11 million trial users on board so far.
Apple’s Senior Vice President of Internet Software and Services Eddy Cue has stated that Apple Music has garnered 11 million trial users, with two million of these users opting in to the multi-user family plan.
To compare it to its competitors, streaming music heavyweight Spotify boasts about 80 million users worldwide, 20 million of whom pay regular monthly fees for access to ad-free, on-demand content. That would put Apple Music at half the capacity of an industry leader if each existing trial member converts their single-user or family plan to a full paying membership. After a free three-month trial, users can continue to use Apple Music for US$9.99 per month, or US$14.99 per month for access on up to six devices.
Cue also acknowledged work that needed to be done.
“We’re aware that some users have experienced some issues, and we hate letting them down, but we’re releasing updates as fast as we can to address those issues.” Shortly after launch, some users began to complain of deleted playlists caused by syncing issues with iCloud Music Library, a feature required offline caching of Apple Music songs.
Well, at least it’s a bigger hit than eWorld and Ping…
Stay tuned for additional details as they become available.