After impacting the audio hardware industry, it was only logical that Beats By Dre enter the treacherous software terrain. That said, the highly anticipated premium streaming service, Beats Music, officially launches January 21.
It will be accessible to Apple’s iOS, Windows Mobile, Google Android, Sonos and Web browser users. While Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine of Beats By Dre and developer/Nine Inch Nails lead vocalist Trent Reznor add star power behind the service, AT&T will be the exclusive carrier partner responsible for corporate marketing and distribution.
Twenty million songs will be available to users at a cost of $9.99 per month. But that comes after a a 7-day free trial. AT&T is offering a similar family bundle that offers a 90-day free trial before charging a $14.99 a month fee. This deal allows up to 5 people and 10 devices full, on-demand access to the service.
“We built something that works for us, for me, our friends, Dr. Dre,” said Iovine during an interview with Billboard. “We enjoy using it. It’s what we would like to have, and we built it to where we felt it could help others.”
Billboard also released images of Beats Music’s interface that you can find in a gallery after the jump.
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