Cupertino-based technology giant Apple has today announced that its Apple Music service has surpassed 60 million subscribers. In an interview with French media website Numerama, the company’s vice president Eddy Cue revealed the latest numbers. We should mention that this 10 million more than the last known figure, as the company had announced that Apple Music had 50 million subscribers in April 2019.
Back then, it was also reported that Apple Music had more listeners than Spotify in the United States. But then, we should also point out that Spotify today has 100 million subscribers worldwide.
Speaking to the publication, Cue said, “In the Apple ecosystem, Apple Music is the number one streaming service.” With the announcement of the latest number, it is extremely evident how rapidly has grown its subscriber base in the past few months. Since the beginning of the year, Apple has slashed its prices in India and started offering free music streaming with American Airlines.
The company has also offered free Apple Music trials to Shazam users after the Grammy Awards. On the other hand, Spotify has partnered with a number of companies to increase the number of services that it offers. The New York Time, Hulu, Samsung and Starbucks are among the companies that the music streaming service has joined hands with.
We should mention that Apple Music is also expected to replace iTunes on the desktop once macOS Catalina gets launched in fall this year. However, we should mention that it will only replace the music portion of iTunes and other services by Apple will be replacing other functions.
In an unrelated piece of news, it was recently reported that Spotify has been testing a new feature called ‘Social Listening’. With this upcoming feature, multiple users will be able to add songs and make playlists in real time so that they can listen to it with each other.
But then, the feature is currently only being tested by a few employees of the company. Spotify has till now not broken its silence on when it will roll out the feature to its 100 million global users.
The feature was first found by renowned reverse engineer Jane Manchun Wong who tweeted saying, “Spotify is working on ‘Social Listening’, letting friends to control music together with their own devices. Scan Spotify Code or open link for it to begin. For example, I’m listening Spotify right now. Feel free to introduce me new music.” She further shared a link with her tweet that led to a social session.
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