The battle of the platforms of streaming musical has a clear winner the Spotify and a competitor the Apple music which emerged in the game long after the competition but nonetheless climbed the charts to win a solid runner-up. And it keeps growing.
According to a recent statement by Ma's senior vice president of software and internet services, Eddy cue, Apple Music now has 60 million users, between regular subscribers and people using the platform in the free trial period offered by the Cupertino giant. In conversation with the francs website Numerama, the executive also stated that the radio Beats 1 has "tens of millions of listeners".
The last official update on Apple Music numbers dates back to May of last year, when Tim Cook said the platform had 50 million users; in December, however, the Financial Times estimated that Ma's service had already reached 56 million customers, a steady growth, albeit not dizzying.
Even so, Spotify is still swimming hard: in April, the Swedish company announced that it had beaten 100 million paying users. According to Cue, however, Apple Music's current performance is more than satisfactory: The executive said he was pleased with the numbers brought by the service and promised that Apple would remain dedicated to bringing more and more resources to it.
In fact, with the arrival of iOS 13 and macOS Catalina, Apple Music will see some interesting news on its two main platforms: on Mac, the service will move into a new home with the Music app, which replaces iTunes, while the app on iOS and tvOS gain lyrics sync support with music and other interface enhancements.
If this news will be enough to pique the interest of possible new users good, that's only time to say.
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