Beats Music finally launches on Windows Phone

Windows Phone users now have yet another streaming music service to try out. Beats Music, from the same company that sells the popular Beats headphones, is now available for download from the Windows Phone Store.

The app was first released for iOS and Android platforms last week and Beats had previously listed the Windows Phone version as coming on January 24. The company, with no warning or explanation, then pushed back its Windows Phone launch on the day of its planned release, simply stating that the app was 'coming soon'.

Now that the app is available for download, users can listen to a library of over 20 million music tracks via streaming or download for offline access. The app also helps users to discover new music: "If you’re indecisive about what music you want to listen to, you can fill in the blanks of a sentence to match tunes to how you’re feeling, what you’re doing and who you’re with."

The app allows users to share individual tracks, albums and personal playlists with friends via Twitter, Facebook or in the Beats Music app itself. The service is free to use for everyone for seven days, but AT&T customers get a pretty generous three month trial. Everyone else will have to purchase a subscription to keep the music coming for $9.99 a month, which is the same monthly fee Microsoft charges for its own Xbox Music service. For now, though, the app is only available for those in the US. 

Source: Windows Phone Store | image via Beats

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I'm getting annoyed that so many apps are moving away from the "pivot" layout. Pivot offered something different, refreshing, and more useful IMO, than having a bland full-screen that needs buttons visible for people to press to go left-right (realising you can swipe left/right too).

Enron said,
Yes, they're clearly writing apps to compete with their own Xbox Music service.

Was written by MS UK for the beats brand. No secret there. Microsoft regularly develop on behalf of companies who want an app presence.

SledgeNZ said,

Was written by MS UK for the beats brand. No secret there. Microsoft regularly develop on behalf of companies who want an app presence.


Yes its called professional services

SledgeNZ said,

Was written by MS UK for the beats brand. No secret there. Microsoft regularly develop on behalf of companies who want an app presence.

Source?

Also, I wish this is what the music app on WP8 looked like. It even has all the zune colors!

These services need to integrate video like have music videos, shows, concerts, multiple live streams, etc.. Audio alone is not going to cut it for a lot of people. Also use the service to encourage people to build up their own (audio / video) media collection by discounting downloads of music and video.

If you're indecisive about what music you want to listen to, you can fill in the blanks of a sentence to match tunes to how you're feeling, what you're doing and who you're with."

Beats are _ _ _ _.

Isn't it a bit misleading/unfair to put 'finally' in the title? It only launched on other platforms last week, this is one of the best release delays Windows Phone has had...

I was going to say exactly this. It's a bit disingenuous to claim that Windows Phone is being hard done by here. Delays can happen, and the service itself has only been available for 10 days.