Apple has announced some impressive numbers about its recently launched music streaming service. The company said that more than 11 million subscribers are accessing the Apple Music service only a month after its launch.
In an interview, Apple senior vice president of Internet software and services, Eddy Cue, told USA Today, “We’re thrilled with the numbers so far.” The company also confirmed that 2 million people have signed up for the family plan, which offers accounts for up to six users at a discounted price. Released on June 30 with the iOS 8.4 update, Apple Music is the company’s answer to other music-streaming services, such as Spotify, Pandora and Rdio. It is free for the first three months and will then cost $9.99 a month.
The current numbers of Apple Music subscribers are good but it remains to be seen how many of it’s new users will continue after their trial periods end and pay for streaming music. Spotify which is the biggest competitor for Apple Music currently has 75 million users, 20 million of which are paid users.