Beats Music rolled out for the Web, Sonos, iOS, and Android today, though the announcement came without a whisper of when we could expect the promised Windows Phone application. Thankfully, one of the Beats team members took to Twitter to clarify when it will launch: this Friday.
Ian Rogers from Beats confirmed the app will be available on Jan. 24 on Twitter, though did not say why there was a holdup and why Beats Music didn’t launch for Windows Phone today in tandem with the other applications. Thankfully, there are a lot of other apps to tide you over for a few days, including Nokia Music, Xbox Music, Pandora, Spotify and a few others. Beats Music has its own offering, however, including curated playlists crafted by humans and radio stations you might like, which could help give it a leg-up over the competition.
Likewise, Beats Music will cost you $9.99 per month, on a par with the cost of other services, though AT&T has a special offer. If you’re an AT&T customer, you can sign up for a Beats Music family plan for $14.99 per month that provides unlimited access to up to five people. That’s a steal, and a better offer than any competitor if you have more than one person who needs a music fix.