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Apple Music revamp said to deliver “sweeping changes”

by Todd Haselton | May 4, 2016May 4, 2016 6:00 am PST

Apple Music will receive a revamp later this year that will deliver “sweeping changes” to the streaming music service, Bloomberg said Wednesday morning. Apple Music was launched following the company’s acquisition of Beats, eventually replacing Beats in various mobile app stores and online. It’s currently available as a standalone app on iOS and Android, but it exists within iTunes on OS X and Windows.

Apple is reportedly interested in making the application easier to use. As a subscriber to Apple Music myself, I can see why this is needed. There are videos and other playlists somewhat scattered around the interface, often buried somewhere that’s not very easy to find. Bloomberg said Apple wants to expand its Beats 1 radio station, too. The goal of all of this is, apparently, to better position Apple Music to fight against competing services such as Spotify and even Google Music, both of which offer a much more user-friendly interface.

Bloomberg said Apple’s current plan is to unveil the revamped Apple Music sometime during WWDC 2016. An Apple spokesperson was not immediately available to comment on the report.


Todd Haselton

Todd Haselton has been writing professionally since 2006 during his undergraduate days at Lehigh University. He started out as an intern with...