In Dre we trust

Current users can carry on as normal, also get an extended trial period

You probably know Beats Music launched yesterday. With an Android app, 7-day trial and special deals for AT&T customers and all. It was a pretty big deal for Dre and his posse. Looking at user feedback around the Internet, it looks like it was a pretty big deal for customers, too.

Maybe that is part of the reason why Beats had to stop taking new customers so they could fix a few things. In a post on their blog, and in a message they sent to subscribers, they say "Due to the extremely high volume of interest in our service some users are experiencing issues." They go on to say that most people aren't affected, but they still want to slow things down a bit while they get out the wrenches and make some adjustments. Hopefully, these fixes will help the Android app, as we're seeing some wonk with fetching lists and streams, as well as some general UI bugs. 

Users who claimed their name already still will have it, and Beats will let you know how to proceed. For the rest of us, they say to install the app and register, and they'll get things sorted ASAP. They are even throwing in another 7-days of free trial for folks who registered this week to make up for the hassle.

Making the next Spotify or Pandora is hard — even if you're Dr. Dre or Trent Reznor. We'll wait and see how things progress.

Source: Beats Music

There are 19 comments

radgatt says:

At least the recognized some issues early. Its better to fix it now rather than have a crappy app that no one wants to use. Fix the app and they have a better chance of getting some new subscribers.

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How does Beats compare to Google Play Music All Access?

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David Horgan says:

Nothing. Its just another pay per month music service. They are a dime a dozen.

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croaker68 says:

If it's the same as Mog (they bought Mog) all music is 320k and you can either stream or download directly to your device for offline use.

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karmamule says:

It's good, but whether or not it's better is going to depend on whether or not you find value in their curated playlists. They have a really deep selection of curators and playlists, but I do miss All Access' ability to generate a playlist based on an artist. Song selection seems roughly equivalent.

Sound quality is excellent (relatively speaking), and the UI is simpler and well laid out with a couple quirks.

I'm on the fence as to which I like more. I'm gonna play a few more days to make up my mind.

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NoNexus says:

See what happens when you let the developers from BBM design your new app?

thatguy97 says:

Lol +1

Sent from my Nexus 7 2013 or iPhone 5

tdizzel says:

Ok, that's just hilarious LOL

pgg101 says:

How about getting this app to work here in Canada?

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The app in general is pretty wonky. I was driving yesterday and even though I had not streamed any music from my phone, as soon as I turned my car off, it started playing music. Haven't had that happen on any other app.

drokssilva says:

For some reason every time I see my phone pictured I get excited.

Is there something wrong with me?

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NoNexus says:

We call that multiple phonegasms in the industry.

drokssilva says:

OK, then.

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HeroicLove says:

There's nothing wrong with that. Everytime I see the HTC flagship One in the news, I become proud...yet, excited. It's as if I had something to do with it's inception.

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GadgetGator says:

I am curious as to how much data their songs use compared to other services. Is it on the high side like Google or lower like Spotify?

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El Platanero says:

I don't even see the point. If they don't have a hook to separate themselves from g_play, Pandora, slacker, Spotify, rdio and all the other ones I didn't mention then why even get in the game. Why not make it cheaper or have unique music or something. I don't know if I'm missing the gain when they don't stand out. If they give away headphones with a years membership then I'd listen ha.

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tone84 says:


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s2weden2000 says:

L 0 L...bEats

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nickrevis says:

If you have beats audio on ur device like the HTC line with boom sound you can hear a difference betweenthis music abd the music from Xbox music. Hell I have dropped my Xbox account for now and depending on the set price of the beats audio app I may drop it all together

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