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Beats Music Knocked Offline For Many on Second Day of Service

by Jacob Kleinman | January 22, 2014January 22, 2014 3:45 pm PST

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Beats Music, a new music streaming service from the company best known for selling those expensive headphones, launched yesterday to generally positive reviews and a top spot in Apple’s App Store. The company hit a speed bump today, however, with many users unable to access the service on Android, iOS or their desktop browsers.

In a blog post penned by Beats Music CEO Ian Rogers, the company admitted to login issues, pinning the blame on an “extremely high volume of interest in the service.” Rogers claims most users who had already signed up went unaffected during today’s outage. He also promises an extra seven days of free use for anyone who signs up this week in addition to the week-long trial already being offered.

Unlike Spotify and the rest of its competition, Beats Music doesn’t offer a free ad-supported tier. The service costs $9.99 per month or $14.99 for a family plan, though some AT&T customers can get as much as three free months of service as part of a tie-in with the carrier.


Jacob Kleinman

Jacob Kleinman has been working as a journalist online and in print since he arrived at Wesleyan University in 2007. After graduating, he took a...

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