Beats Music extends free trial, drops subscription price after Apple deal

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Beats Music is now officially being bought by Apple, and to celebrate, the streaming-music service is extending its free trial and lowering the cost of a yearly subscription by $20.

The news was announced in an update to the app:

- We’re stoked to announce that our no strings attached trial has been extended to 14 days to ensure everyone gets ample time to explore the full Beats Music experience.

- We’ve dropped price of our yearly subscription to $99.99, down from $119.88.

- To top it off, we pushed tons of bug fixes so the whole experience runs smooth as silk.

Beats Music is a free download in the App Store.

Along with Jimmy Iovine, Beats Music CEO Ian Rogers will report directly to Apple’s Eddy Cue. The Beats Music app will continue to operate independently from Apple, and there are no plans to kill the Android version.

So yes, Apple makes Android apps now.

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