Beats Music has been in the news regarding their highly anticipated streaming service lately, and as of yesterday they finally launched the unlimited music streaming service. Things were pretty hit or miss to say the least. For the skinny, Beats Music is the same company that makes the popular headphones and is plastered on your favorite HTC device, and now has its own music streaming service much like Spotify, Google Play Music and Rdio, all for $9.99 per month. They offer over 20 million songs in the available library of tunes, and have a rather unique playlist curation system that tailors tracks to your needs. Needless to say some users had trouble signing up with the service after it launched yesterday, as we found out immediately after on our Google+ page, and those users aren’t alone. Beats CEO Ian Rogers just issued a statement on the Beats Blog saying that Beats Music has suspended all new subscribers until they can work out a few bugs in the system. While this is disappointing for a number of users, Mr. Rogers is citing that “extremely high volumes” of customers are to blame for the server problems they’ve been having. This isn’t the first time we’ve seen this sort of thing and it won’t be the last either.
Thankfully Beats Music isn’t just letting the problems go by the wayside, rather they are giving people an additional 7 days time added to their current 7-day trial, meaning you get to try the service for 2 whole weeks before you decide to buy or not. Just make sure you head on over to the Beats Music website and sign up if you want to take advantage of this. While you won’t be able to use the app just yet you’ll be glad you did, as 2 free weeks of any music streaming service is just about the best anyone could ask for. Those who had issues with claiming the username they registered prior to the launch of Beats Music need not fret either, because Beats has you covered and is assuring you that they’ve got your username held, and you’ll get it as soon as they get their servers back up to 100%. This is of course going to tarnish Beats’ reputation in the eyes of some users, and maybe keep some people on Google Play Music or Spotify for the time being. Regardless of the issues though, things are being handled and you’ll of course be getting some nice freebies for your minor inconvenience.
Source: Beats Blog