Beats Music subscriber, your time is almost up

Beats Music subscriber, your time is almost up


Apple is getting rid of your data next month.
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If you’re still subscribed to Beats Music instead of Apple Music, your days are numbered. Until January 19, you have the opportunity to save all of your playlists and migrate your account data over to Apple Music if you wish to do so. But after that, Apple will discard of your current data.

As you’ve probably heard, Apple bought Beats last year and months later launched its own streaming music service. Beats Music officially shut down on November 30. It’s pretty good news for Beats Music subscribers though, since Apple Music is offering the same three month free trial that it’s giving all of the newcomers. Yes, it’s a pain to have to migrate over, but do it for the free three months. After that, you’ll automatically get charged the same price as Beats Music: $9.99 per month.

According to Macworld, you should be getting an email today notifying you of the changes to come and how to make the switch.

If you’re on AT&T’s Beats Music family plan, this unfortunately won’t automatically convert into an Apple Music family plan. Instead, you’ll just transfer over as an individual account and after you’re signed up, you can invite up to five members to join back in. Apple Music’s family plan costs $14.99 per month for two to six people.

Apple has a great help guide on how to switch from Beats Music, so check that out for details. If you’re an Android user, you can get the Apple Music beta in Google Play and switch from there too.


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