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Open Thread: Beats Music Launches, Any Good?

Posted by: Jason Tate (01/21/14)
Beats Music, the new streaming service, has launched. Is it amazing and the new radio/playlist experience you've always wanted? Or is it more like Beats headphones and overrated crap?
  
 
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09:53 AM on 01/21/14
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15 dollars a month? Paaaaaaaass. The experience can't be that much better that Spotify or Rdio.

Edit: Seems that is for family plans. Reading is good.
09:59 AM on 01/21/14
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The set-up with choosing genres/bands that you like was the most infuriating music-service signup process I have ever gone through. I almost deleted the app. I hope someone gets fired for having that idea - millions of people are going to experience that process, which is horrible, as their first exposure to the app.
10:03 AM on 01/21/14
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The set-up with choosing genres/bands that you like was the most infuriating music-service signup process I have ever gone through. I almost deleted the app. I hope someone gets fired for having that idea - millions of people are going to experience that process, which is horrible, as their first exposure to the app.
This. It asked me what artists I enjoyed. After clicking 'more artists' 3 times I finally picked Bob Dylan, Foo Fighters and the Strokes. Three artist I only mildly enjoy. Also once in the app, the UI is cluttered and difficult to navigate. It's all flash no substance.

Verdict: Sticking to Rdio
10:04 AM on 01/21/14
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This. It asked me what artists I enjoyed. After clicking 'more artists' 3 times I finally picked Bob Dylan, Foo Fighters and the Strokes. Three artist I only mildly enjoy. Also once in the app, the UI is cluttered and difficult to navigate. It's all flash no substance.

Verdict: Sticking to Rdio
I had to pick "Indie" and "Rock" and then Bon Iver, Bright Eyes, and Green Day. So infuriating.
10:11 AM on 01/21/14
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I went through 5 "more artists" button presses before I found ONE I would say I like enough to build my collection/listening playlist things around.

I'm out.
10:22 AM on 01/21/14
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Beats headphones, the most overrated, overpriced crap ever put on the market
10:24 AM on 01/21/14
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15 dollars a month? Paaaaaaaass. The experience can't be that much better that Spotify or Rdio.

Edit: Seems that is for family plans. Reading is good.
$15/month is for up to 5 accounts on an AT&T Family Plan (which apparently also doesn't count against your data usage). That's much cheaper than Rdio/Spotify.
10:31 AM on 01/21/14
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$15/month is for up to 5 accounts on an AT&T Family Plan (which apparently also doesn't count against your data usage). That's much cheaper than Rdio/Spotify.
Yeah, they're really taking advantage of the death of net neutrality.
10:47 AM on 01/21/14
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This sounds like a disaster right now. I'll pass.
11:08 AM on 01/21/14
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It's not actually available here yet, but I just really wanted to use this gif.
11:36 AM on 01/21/14
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i'm not switching only because i have invested 2 years into spotify to figure out what i like and they do a pretty damn good job.
12:12 PM on 01/21/14
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Fuck Beats.
12:17 PM on 01/21/14
Cody Nelson
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It'll be tough to pull me from Spotify, but I got a free month of this for being on AT&T and I'm sure I'll try it eventually.
12:54 PM on 01/21/14
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sounds horrible
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