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Apple's former Beats Music streaming service will be officially shuttered on November 30, 2015, according to a new support document posted today on the Beats Music support site. All existing Beats Music subscriptions will be canceled at that time, with any remaining customers being encouraged to switch over to Apple Music.

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Beats Music ends on November 30. Your subscription will be cancelled, but you can move your picks and preferences over to Apple Music right now.

All the pros that curated music for you are still crafting more amazing experiences. Plus, on Apple Music, you'll get even better recommendations based on music you already listen to and love, 24/7 global radio with Beats 1, exciting material from your favorite artist, and more.
Sonos is also sending out emails to customers letting them know the Beats Music service is ending on November 30. Apple Music currently does not work with the Sonos system, but support is in the works and slated to launch before the end of 2015. Sonos is advising its users to move their Beats Music accounts to Apple Music to save their playlists.

Beats Music subscribers on iOS were largely transitioned to Apple Music when the Apple Music service first launched, and with the launch of the Apple Music app for Android devices, Android users can also transition to a fully functional Apple Music app.

The final closure of Beats Music comes as no surprise now that it's been folded into Apple Music. The Beats Music service has not accepted new subscribers since Apple Music launched in June.

(Thanks, Lou!)

Article Link: Apple's Former Beats Music Service Officially Ending on November 30
 

flat five

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I'M hesitant & FEEL LIKE Apple hasn't done enough WITH Apple Music TO justify discontinuing this service.
how so? it's redundant..

they kept beats app around for people on pre iOS 8.4 (which is required for apple music).. so the news you're seeing now is that if you're going to continue using the service, you need to update your os.
 
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Kingpcgeek

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Funny that I was notified of this by Sonos, not Apple.

Not sure where to go next. I need a $15 family plan. Sonos doesn't support Apple Music yet, Google Play Music hasn't said when their price will go to $15 and it is only rumours that Spotify will offer a $15 family plan.
 

flat five

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Purchasing Beats was clearly di-worsification. Companies who sit on too much cash tend to do it.

Beats: An over-priced, image driven brand who sells a physically appealing product with underperforming specs. Sounds a lot like Apple these days.
the topic is in regards to beatsMusic
http://www.beatsmusic.com

that said, i own a pair of beats (studio) and anybody saying "those are crappy sounding headphones" is either-- lying, never listened through them, or trolling.
; )
 

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the topic is in regards to beatsMusic
http://www.beatsmusic.com

that said, i own a pair of beats (studio) and anybody saying "those are crappy sounding headphones" is either-- lying, never listened through them, or trolling.
; )
Beats sells good stuff, but you can find much better value out there. With Beats you're paying a premium for the image. Would rather spend $50 more and get Bose or Sennheiser. That or spend $100 less and get some decent JVC quality headphones.

the topic is in regards to beatsMusic
http://www.beatsmusic.com

that said, i own a pair of beats (studio) and anybody saying "those are crappy sounding headphones" is either-- lying, never listened through them, or trolling.
; )
Beats sells good stuff, but you can find much better value out there. With Beats you're paying a premium for the image. Would rather spend $50 more and get Bose or Sennheiser. That or spend $100 less and get some decent JVC quality headphones.
 
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that said, i own a pair of beats (studio) and anybody saying "those are crappy sounding headphones" is either-- lying, never listened through them, or trolling.
; )

yeah, i really have to try them out, cause i enjoy despising beats. any review i read proclaims they're better than the beats average but still just beats. 'audiophile' isn't a trendy term, it's a real condition. and an expensive one.
 
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