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Beats Music Goes Live With Subscriptions Starting at $9.99 Per Month, After 7-Day Free Trial

Beats Music is now live. The new music service has started to rollout across platforms already this morning, with the Android app just now going live. To test the service for free, Beats is giving everyone a 7-day trial, which seems to only involve installing the app and creating an account. If you decide to hang with it, you can join for $9.99 per month.

AT&T customers appear to get the best deal, which was announced a week ago. If your family is on AT&T, you can sign-up your family account for $14.99 (up to 5 lines and 10 devices) and receive music that doesn’t count against your data plan (part of AT&T’s new sponsored data, we assume).

We are digging into it now and will have more shortly! 

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  • Bubblegum2134

    How do I cancel my trial on my iPhone?

  • Sean Freeman

    I think spotify is better because you don’t have to pay at all. I’m gonna try to stick with it.

  • Spotify, Pandora, & Rdio are free, so no thanks.

  • anezarati

    does the at&t sponsored data deal work with prepaid plans? that would be awesome if it did and i would really consider switching from google.

  • Intellectua1

    Since I’m on ATT and get a free 3 months (unless I totally read that wrong) I’m going to give this a try

  • chris_johns

    I’m still trying to justify the 7.99 a month i pay for allaccess…half the songs i search for are not there and they dont update it with tracks unless its album tracks…im more of a mixtape before the album kinda guy

  • jim

    10 bucks a month just to listen to the radio……. I will pass on that thank you very much

  • Cameron Wright

    Not impressed so far, music seems very muddy even when set on high quality. Google music may not have the best UI but at least they know how to deliver high quality music.

  • AndroidUser00110001

    Where does it say that it does not count towards AT&T data? The press release from last week stated that it does count towards your data in bold letters.

    Can anyone at Droid-Life clarify this?

  • Silver Veloz

    Nice deal, but I’m sticking Google Music All Access. Getting in at the early $7.99/month works for me.

    • michael arazan

      All access, Pandora, and Tune In Radio Pro that has rewind live music, record, every radio station, comedy stations and podcast, is all I need.

  • jeff manning

    If no beats equalizer, no care

  • Kevin

    I’m trying it out right now. Does anybody else think that the sound isn’t great?

    • XvierX

      The sound is a little muddy imo.

    • Chris

      Well if you are listening on your phones speakers then no. Same can go for any basic speaker system.

      • Kevin

        No I’m listening to it on my headphones.

        • Chris


          I don’t know then. Really depends on the kind. I would think this service is your typical everyday service. Nothing too special about it. Don’t see anywhere where theres beats software being used.

          • Kevin

            It sounds okay. Compared to GPMAA which I see a huge difference. GPM sounds like it has less noise. Beats mostly sounds like YouTube quality though.

  • Ben Murphy

    No widget??

    • Adrynalyne

      They left it off to save on costs to the consumer.

  • XvierX

    I’m going to replace Google play music all access for one day and see how I like it. I really don’t see myself paying 10/month versus 8/month. I do wish that Google’s service had a sleeker look but it’s not a deal breaker.

  • steve30x

    How do I sign in If I already claimed my name? Wait for the email from Beats audio?

    • I did the whole “forgot my password” thing, which they then emailed me to let me reset my password which let me login. If that makes sense heh.

      • Kevin

        I used email to login within the app it was so easy. I didn’t choose the Facebook option if that’s what you chose.

      • steve30x

        That did the trick Kellex! Thank you!

  • Alex James Simon

    Does it automatically renew after the 7-days like how Google Music all-access does and then you must cancel to avoid payment.

    • XvierX

      You don’t have to enter credit card info to begin the trial.

  • John Legere

    I like turtles

  • Techtechtechy techtech

    USA only, whats up with that? 🙁

    • Chris

      With out us, you wouldnt have this site or even android.

      suck it

      • Techtechtechy techtech

        Jeeeeeez… What is this about? Like you made android or this site… Im not insulting the USA or whatever im just trying to say it would be nice if people outside of the US could enjoy this service to.

        • Adrynalyne

          They are probably testing the waters before a full rollout.


      Rights and royalties.

  • Daniel Walker

    I’ve played with it a little. I’m intrigued.

  • btod

    I already have spotify, if I weren’t an AT&T customer, what reason would I have to switch? I’m genuinely looking for what makes them different besides playlists based on “emotions”

    • Marshall P.

      I’m sure there are some people out there, specifically those who shelled out for the headphones, that wouldn’t mind subscribing to this based on the Beats name alone. The AT&T deal isn’t bad though. It’d be nice if I could share my Google All Access account with my wife AND not worry about it counting against our actual data.

      • SEJ326

        Despite what Kellen keeps saying in his articles about this, it *does* count against your data usage on AT&T, according to everything I’ve seen from AT&T. AT&T’s own site says ” Downloading & streaming over the wireless network may use excess data & incur large data charges.” That sentence certainly makes it sound like you’ll incur overage charges if you exceed your data cap.


  • Chris

    Might give it a try. Still like slacker though,

  • paul_cus

    The AT&T deal isn’t bad, actually.

    • Mykich

      Boo this man! Sponsored data is a slippery slope.

  • Rock_Kickass

    I’ll give it a go. But it’ll take a good amount of awesomeness to pry me away from Google music.

    • InyRules

      I still find Pandora does a better job of playing music in my stations that I actually like, but I enjoy adding random music to my collection too much on Google Music.

      • Kevin

        I love GPMAA, but man is the radio horrible compared to Pandora. I could make playlists but that just makes it a hassle.

        • Geoffrey Gunter

          That acronym is so ridiculous… but so necessary.

          • Riz Virani

            You could say All Access.. 😛

          • morteum

            Which I do.

        • Chris M

          Pandora plays the same songs over and over. All Access has way more variety. Im always surprised what it will play next.

          • InyRules

            I find that All Access plays the same 3-4 artists for my stations over and over. I’ve been liking stuff on Pandora, then going to All Access and adding it to my library.

          • Justin W

            The downside is when I say I dislike something, that means I don’t want to hear that song again. Not “let’s just sneak it in at the end of his queue and see if he notices”.

        • Bowen9284

          GPMAA sounds like a music award show

    • This is what I was afraid of! The Beats UI is so much better than Google Music AA. It’s really tempting me so far.

      • Chris

        what I don’t like about the google music UI is that its mostly white with a bit of orange trim. I tend to like my interfaces dark, especially media apps. I work nights so when my phones in my dock I like to control the music with out being blinded like an idiot with his high beams on.

        • Intellectua1

          I used to be a big fan of dark UI’s now that I’m on 4.4 I’ve given up the inverted apps and dark themes.. They don’t seem to fit well with the Kit Kat design

  • droidify

    Wow you’re up early

    • Mykich

      You’re paying for the data. AT&T put an artificial cap on it and now charges Beats to ignore that cap.