Beats Music

Top Apple Stories of the Week: Beats Electronics Joins Apple, New MacBook Pros and More

Apple on Friday posted a message on its website welcoming Beat Electronics and Beats Music to its family.

"Today we are excited to officially welcome Beats Music and Beats Electronics to the Apple family. Music has always held a special place in our hearts, and we’re thrilled to join forces with a group of people who love it as much as we do. Beats cofounders Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre have created beautiful products that have helped millions of people deepen their connection to music. We’re delighted to be working with the team to elevate that experience even further. And we can’t wait to hear what’s next."

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Apple purchased Beats Electronics and its music streaming service Beats Music from Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre for $3 billion in May. Both Iovine and Dre have accepted positions with Apple, and Beats Music CEO Ian Rogers was assigned as the head of iTunes Radio to help it compete with other music streaming services such as Pandora and Spotify.

Beats Music Version 2.0 Brings iPad Support and New Find Your Friends Feature

Beats Music has officially rolled out version 2.0 of its iOS app. The update adds a new user interface designed for the iPad, the ability to follow your Twitter friends who also have a Beats subscription, and the ability to manage your account through iTunes.

Beats Music iPad

Besides the new "Find Your Friends" feature the iPad version includes all the same highlights as the iPhone version. Users can choose to listen to curated music channels, create their own and access the app's offline mode. The iPad version also includes Beats' unique recommendation engine, "the Sentence," and popular features such as "Just for You," "Find It," and "My Library".

Beats Music Teases 'Something Big is Coming' to its Mobile App

Today Beats Music tweeted a teaser image with the caption "THIS JUST IN: Your favorite Music App is feeling ready to grow in size...literally..."

Beats Music iPad

In January, music mogul Jimmy Lovine and Dr. Dre took a gamble by launching a music subscription service without a free ad-supported option. The service offers on-demand access to around 20 million songs and it features specific channels curated by music experts such as famous DJs and music journalists. The app also includes a recommendation engine entitle "The Sentence" where users can get song suggestions based on their current activity, mood and location.

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