Apple is working on a Beats Music streaming app for Google Android. That’s according to multiple sources speaking with 9to5mac, which has detailed Apple’s wider plans for its Spotify–baiting service.
The Beats Music Android app is set to be the first Apple–created Android app. It will purportedly offer a completely different look to the current Beats add–on, which was built before Apple bought out Beats in a multi–billion dollar deal last year.
How the app itself will work is unclear right now.
9to5 Mac's sources explained, however, that Beats Music will form a core part of the native Music app on iOS and within iTunes.
Users will apparently be able to search their own, locally–stored songs alongside Beats’ streaming tracks, adding the latter to their libraries.
It’s an interesting merger of Apple’s currently ailing iTunes platform and a streaming service, and one which Tim Cook and co will hope will prove popular.
Word is the company wants to cut the monthly cost to $8 in the US. That would make it cheaper than Spotify, but also cause labels and artists concern when it comes to getting paid.
The Beats app for iOS and Android is rumoured to be getting an official unveiling at Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference, held every year in June.