Zane Lowe questions whether Apple Music needs Beats 1

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by Rogifan, Sep 29, 2015.

  1. Rogifan macrumors Core


    Nov 14, 2011
    I'm going to assume Apple PR didn't approve this. But it reaffirms my feeling that Apple Music was design by committee; just throwing a bunch of marketing features together and calling it a product.

  2. thedon1 macrumors 6502

    Jun 26, 2010
    I think the answer (and possibly the question) can be interpreted in a number of ways.

    I see it as does Apple Music need Beats1 to sell subscriptions. Would people sign up to AM over Spotify due to the radio station? I don't think we have those stats yet considering it's just coming out of the free phase.

    In that respect, i think saying it's still unknown is a reasonable answer.
  3. Paradoxally macrumors 68000

    Feb 4, 2011
    Beats 1 is definitely a game changer (yes, Sirius XM has been doing this sort of things for years, but not at the scale and hype of Apple's station).

    I think you can listen to B1 without a subscription, though.
  4. LordQ, Sep 30, 2015
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