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Beats Music Gets In-App Subscriptions, Beefs Up Free Streaming Options

Beats Music finally gives in:)

TechCrunch

Beats Music, the streaming radio solution spun out from the makers of Beats audio hardware products, has decided to bite the bullet and give Apple its 30 percent cut on subscription sign-ups. The streaming music provider originally side-stepped Apple’s in-app ecommerce options in favor of carrier billing arranged outside the app to pay for its full service, but now users can sign up much more easily in the app itself.

The free service included in Beats Music called ‘The Sentence,’ which randomly shuffles music, is much-improved too, with thousands of new songs available in the mix. Monthly subscriptions, which include to on-demand playback of any of the music in the Beats catalog, can now be unlocked via a $9.99 in-app purchase.

Beats allowing the in-app subscription option means that the service likely wasn’t happy with the volume of subscribers it was getting through the old methods. An in-app option is…

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