Beats Music for iOS Gains New 'Tune Your Taste' Customizations, Verified Badges

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Beats Music for iOS was today updated to version 2.2.0, adding several user-requested features. It's now possible for Beats listeners to change their Just For You recommendations through a new "Tune Your Taste" feature in Settings that allows users to select new favorite genres and artists.

    Listeners are also able to track their most recently played songs from The Sentence feature, which lets users select songs based on mood and activity. Verified Badges have been added, with a red check mark signaling a profile is "certified as legit by Beats," and there have been quite a few bug fixes.
    Beats Music is set to be acquired by Apple in the next month or two, as soon as the $3 billion deal, first announced in May, gains regulatory approval in the U.S. and is finalized.

    Apple has said that Beats will remain a standalone music service, which means the app will continue to be available on iOS, Android, and Windows devices.

    Beats Music can be downloaded from the App Store for free. [Direct Link]

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    Oct 4, 2011
  3. dannyyankou macrumors 603


    Mar 2, 2012
    Beats music is so great.

    They're headphones on the other hand...
  4. wtmcgee macrumors regular

    May 21, 2003
    If they can get a good Desktop app I'd consider switching from Spotify but right now I just can't see the point. However, competition in this space is good regardless.
  5. kmj2318 macrumors 68000


    Aug 22, 2007
    Naples, FL
    This was a much needed update, app is running better.
  6. ralphdaily macrumors regular

    Aug 18, 2008
    Birmingham, AL
    A month ago I dropped Pandora, added Beats and am much happier. Great service.
  7. TsMkLg068426 macrumors 65816

    Mar 31, 2009
    Blah! Just make it part of iTunes Music since Apple got Beats now I just do not understand the whole point being a app on its own and still have to pay for it, than again I would never waste my money on this app because the only types music you would hear is commercial.
  8. MacGeek1987 macrumors regular


    Sep 11, 2012
    New Hampshire, USA
    The point of it being on its own is, in part, being available on the Android and Windows platforms without the Apple name. Why would Android or Windows loyalist listen to iTunes Radio over non-Apple offerings like Spotify and Pandora?


    Been with Beats Music since launch day. No regrets.
  9. roar08 macrumors member

    Apr 25, 2008
    Beats is terrible. Spotify or you're wrong.

    I love music. And I mean love it. Probably more than you. I wanted to love a new music app. The sign up process for the Beats iOS app is AWFUL. You are forced to select music genres, which is fine, until you're then forced to select what artists you like. What if you prefer other artists that aren't presented? It sucks. And it sucks bad. I recently discovered Spotify, which is another way of saying I was VERY late to that game. Spotify is better than Beats, Pandora, iTunes combined. The Spotify library is intensely deep and broad. I tried the trial of the premium version and it immediately sold me. I hardly EVER listen to my own iTunes library anymore, I quit Pandora. I uninstalled Beats for how terrible it was, independent of how amazing Spotify is. Using Spotify, I now understand why so many people have labeled Apple as "behind" in music. I love Apple, but they're right - Spotify is king of the hill in a BIG way.
  10. jdawgnoonan macrumors regular

    Apr 22, 2007
    Clive, Iowa
    You are incorrect. They have a huge variety of music and much of it is not "Commercial."


    Google All Access is another good option with a deep library. I prefer the Google client to Spotify.
  11. MacGeek1987 macrumors regular


    Sep 11, 2012
    New Hampshire, USA
    I've been with Beats from launch day and I have to agree - the desktop app is very much needed. The web app is too watered down to be useful. Even at my desk, I'll use my iPad to listen to music.
  12. Karma*Police macrumors 68000

    Jul 15, 2012
    I took advantage of the beats trial a while ago. The setup wasn't quite as easy as it could be... I would have preferred an option to just tell them my favorite bands for example... and I found the UI a bit confusing. On the plus side, having access to just about every song and album is great and I can't wait til Apple cleans this up and integrates it into iTunes.

    I'm still not sure why Apple couldn't have created this themselves nor what Eddy and Tim see in this company that they would pay a whopping $3 billion for it. I guess we'll know soon enough if this was a great buy or a complete bust.
  13. thisisdallas macrumors regular


    Sep 26, 2012

    Do you not understand the entire concept of this app? You can listen to anything? If you're only hearing commercial music it's because you're only choosing to listen to commercial music.
  14. patent10021 macrumors 68020


    Apr 23, 2004
    Question: Why should I use this over iTunes Radio app?

    Is it better? Slicker? I have amassed an amazing catalog of stations with iTunes Radio.
  15. Roy Hobbs macrumors 68000

    Roy Hobbs

    Apr 29, 2005
    Exactly....use the search you can listen to whatever you choose.
    The curated lists are there IF you want to use them.
  16. Yvan256 macrumors 601

    Jul 5, 2004
    Yet another service only available in the U.S.A.
  17. nburwell macrumors 68040


    May 6, 2008
    You can actually pick and choose what artists and songs you want to listen to. iTunes Radio is like Pandora, you can pick artists you like, and iTunes will play music on that station similiar to the artist/genre. I use Spotify much more than I use iTunes Radio (and I even have iTunes Match, which gives me music commercial free).

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