With the end of 2015 nearby, a new list of the top smartphone apps has been released. In the top three are Facebook, Youtube and Facebook Messenger. Although being the ninth on the top ten list, Apple Music has 54,5 million users a month. It is important to know that the number does not refer to the actual subscribers but to the average users.
The surprising amount of people who used the app were counted from the January to October 2015. The number proves a considerate growth, being having with 26% more users than last year. The escalation of the number was surpassed only by the growth of the famous Facebook Messenger app.
In October, the CEO of Apple, Tim Cook, revealed that approximately 15 million people were using their service, while only 6,5 million people were actual subscribers. One month later though, on November 11, Apple Music became available on the Android operating system and the numbers changed for the better.
Apple Music can now be used on tablets and mobile phone, since it officially became an Android app. There are some features that are not available for Android. For example, music videos cannot be accessed and the family option plan isn’t available like it is for Apple devices. The family package is highly requested because for inly 14,99$ up to six people can gain access to the service every month. The streaming service is available in a lot of countries, China excepted.
The subscription to the service is 9,99 $ a month, a low price to pay in order to be able to listen to as much music as you want, on what device you prefer. If you don’t have much money at the moment you can try the three month trial offered by Apple for free. You can also listen to some radio stations like Beats 1. The app also has some social features that were designed in order to get the fans and the musicians closer together.
Although the library of Apple Music is not as big as the iTunes one, it contains 30 million songs and is growing every day.
There is a new section that shows you the top charts, new musicians and bands, new song releases and music videos. This improved section will make it easy for you to find out what’s new and hot every day.
Apple Music’s biggest competitor is Spotify, the Swedish music stream service launched 7 years ago. While Apple has 54,5 million users, Spotify has 75 million users and 20 million subscribers and it will take a lot of work for Apple to take the number one position from them.
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