According to new reports, Apple is working on a major overhaul of its Music service, which it will unveil in June.
(CCM) — While Apple Music boasts 13 million subscribers, the service has not been the success that Apple had hoped for. But, according to Bloomberg News, Apple is planning "sweeping changes" for the year-old music service. Citing sources familiar with Apple Music, the publication claims that Apple will alter the user interface of the service "to make it more intuitive to use." Apple's planned changes also include improving the integration of its Apple Music streaming and iTunes download services, along with expanding its online radio presence. These sources asked to remain anonymous, as the plans are not yet public, though they did reveal that the reboot is expected to go public at Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference in June. Apple is also expected to launch a new marketing campaign alongside the reboot. Apple has declined to comment on these claims.
Late last month, Apple released a new version of its Music app for Android. The update, which was released on April 28th, continues to bring the Android version of Apple's music streaming service up to speed with its iOS counterpart with the addition of support for music videos and family memberships. With the new family plans, users can subscribe or upgrade to a six-person family subscription for $14.99 a month, rather than requiring each person to pay $9.99 a month. Both features had been available for Apple Music on iOS for some time prior to their Android launch.
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