So this is some interesting news. But not all that surprising. Rumors hit the interwebs today that Bose is looking to put out their own streaming music service. Why isn’t it surprising? Well remember Beats Music? Yeah that’s why. Beats Audio and Bose have been in tight competition for quite a while. In fact, that’s why Apple stopped selling Bose products in their stores for a bit after they bought Beats Audio earlier this year.
Hyperbot found a job listing from Bose today, where they are looking for a Senior User Experience Designer: Cloud Music Services. Which hints at Bose working on a Cloud Music Service. However it doesn’t tell us much else. The person that gets hired for this job will be joining the Algorithms and Cloud Experiences Group” and according to that job posting that group does “…imagines new customer-facing features, designs compelling user interfaces, envisions appropriate software architecture and infrastructure, and implements compelling proofs of concept that can be scaled to serve millions of users.”
Bose is really popular for their speakers and headphones. I actually really like their products, while some others don’t like them as much. But it’ll be interesting to see what their streaming music service would offer. I mean it’s not like we are in short supply of great music streaming services. I can think of five great ones right off the bat. Google Play Music All Access, Spotify, Rhapsody, Rdio, Sony Music Unlimited, just to name a few. So what can Bose do to differentiate themselves from these other services? Whatever it is, it’s gotta be big to draw users away from these other services. Especially Spotify.
We’ll have to keep a close eye on this one and see what happens with Bose Music. Hopefully they do something that no one else is doing. But it’ll definitely be interesting. How many of you are interested to see what Bose has up their sleeves for a streaming music service? Let us know in the comments below.