It’s been just a little over a month, but Apple Music already has already received 11 million subscribers. They are trial users of course, but it’s still a very impressive number.
In an interview with USA Today, Eddy Cue, Apple’s Senior Vice President of Internet Software and Services, said that Apple is “thrilled with the numbers so far”. He also revealed that a sum of 2 million users have opted for the family plan.
Apple Music was launched across the globe on 1 July 2015. It costs US$9.99 a month (US$3.99 for Malaysia) for premium subscription and US$14.99 (US$5.99 in Malaysia) for family sharing with up to 5 devices. It currently offer users access to over 30 million songs, as well as a live 24/7 radio station. Apple Music is currently available on iOS, watchOS, Mac, PC, and is coming soon to Android devices later this year.
Of course, Apple Music is offering a free trial for three months at the moment, hence the impressive numbers. The free trial will be ending as soon as 30 September 2015 (for those who signed up on the day of launch), so let’s see how well it would perform when people need to start paying. For comparison’s sake, Spotify has 70 million active users and 20 million premium subscribers after seven years of operation. Do you think Apple will be able to beat the numbers?