(Poll) How often, if at all, do you find yourself listening to Beats 1 in a given week?

In a given week, how often do you listen to Beats 1?


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brinary001

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Sep 4, 2012
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I go through phases of it myself. One week it'll be almost exclusively what I listen to, then the next week I'll just resort to what I've already added to my library. If I do find myself amidst a period of utilizing the radio service, I'd say I easily top 8 hours of listening in a week, and if not then certainly very close to it.

With Apple having just released their numbers for paid Apple Music subscribers holding steady at 13 million, I thought it would be interesting to gauge the forum members' use of the service. Also add any comments about your experience using Apple music so far in it's almost year-long existence, any hopes you have for features down the road or for similar services, etc.
 

BSben

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May 16, 2012
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UK
As Beats 1 is free your poll is not representing the paying users (like me). I never listen to Beats 1 (have done for a few minutes from time to time after it started) I find it awful. I do use Apple Music a lot though.
 

nburwell

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May 6, 2008
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When AM launched last year I listened to Beats 1 for about a week or week and a half (on and off). Since then, I haven't tuned in at all. I'm still a AM subscriber, but I wasn't overly impressed with Beats 1 when it originally launched.
 

brinary001

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Sep 4, 2012
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Midwest, USA
Okay so not a lot of love for B1. What is it that you guys don't like about it and what would you like to see added that might make you listen to it more?

My favorite aspect of it is probably discovering music from new or little known artists, and I'm sure they love the platform it gives them to widely publicize their work. After this I suppose it would be the interviews with big name artists.

I'm going to sound like a pompous American here, but I don't much care for Julie's show in the UK. Nothing against her but I just don't typically like the music she plays.
 

JackieInCo

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Jul 18, 2013
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Not into that kind of music.

I only listen a few minutes a week and usually it's to a few songs on a selected playlist. Not sure if this is worth $9.99 for a few minutes a week but I won't listen to Pandora or any other service.
 

josephkrishna

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Jun 7, 2014
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Melbourne, Australia
I hate how convoluted the new music app seems to be, especially placing your actual music at the end of the row down the bottom. It just shoves your face into all of these useless features that never work and most people probably wont want to use. I wish the music app was just focused on MY MUSIC like it should be.