According to a new report, Apple Music has quickly risen up the ranks to take in nearly half the total figure of Spotify’s paid subscribers
Financial Times have reported that Apple Music has officially passed the 10 million paid subscribers mark since the service launched over six months ago.
Surprisingly, Apple has so far declined to comment on the report, despite CEO Tim Cook announcing that the service had reached 6.5 million paid subscribers in October.
Apple Music further became available on Android earlier last year – one of the first instances beyond the company’s Move to iOS app that Apple has proceeded to over a cross-platform application.
However, the app – which is still in beta – has been largely criticized for its lack of quality.
Passing 10 million subscribers is an encouraging sign for the service – it took rival Spotify almost six years to reach that mark itself. However, Spotify presently boasts over 20 million paid subscribers and a further 75 million users who enjoy the service for free.
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