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Apple Kills Beats Music Streaming Service In Favour Of Apple Music

13/11/2015 16:40 GMT | Updated 13/11/2015 16:59 GMT

Apple has finally killed Beats Music, as of 30 November the streaming service will become no more.

The decision to end Beats Music is not a surprising one, it formed the foundation stone for Apple's own music streaming service Apple Music. Understandably Apple would like all of its users, under both the Apple and Beats banner, to use Apple Music.

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In a statement on the Beats website Beats said:

"All the pros that curated music for you are still crafting more amazing experiences. Plus, on Apple Music, you’ll get even better recommendations based on music you already listen to and love, 24/7 global radio with Beats 1, exciting material from your favorite artist, and more."

To help ease the transition Beats has also confirmed that every customer's picks and preferences that were personalised for them will be carried over to Apple Music as they both share a similar personalisation process.

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Apple recently announced its first Android app in the form of Apple Music beta. After revealing that the Spotify rival had 6.5 million paying listeners it seemed like the logical next step for Apple to expand its user base beyond the iOS ecosystem.

People who have an Apple Music subscription will be able to enjoy their entire library on both an Apple and Android device regardless.

Apple Music costs £9.99 per month after a free three month trial. Apple also announced a Family Membership which would allow customers to add up to six users for the cost of £14.99 per month.