HTC and Beats Audio set to offer music streaming service
Spotify and Napster may be kings when it comes to music streaming, but that has not stopped murmurs of HTC joining forces with Beats Audio for a music service of its own. Word is that a HTC and Beats Audio music streaming service could be launched later this month.
Rumours of a music streaming service involving phone maker HTC and Beats Audio stem from the news that HTC is said to have acquired a sizeable stake in the Beats Audio company, started by head of Universal Music Jimmy lovine and rap legend Dr. Dre.
The aim of a music service would be to make it the default music client on future Beats Audio HTC smartphones, fulfilling, what sources say are the company’s long held plans to deliver a music service.
Such a partnership would not have arrived completely out of the blue. The HTC Sensation XE, launched last year, has speakers made by Beats Audio. Music streaming appears to be the next piece in HTC’s music puzzle.
Despite there being no official announcement, word is that the music service could be launched later this month at Mobile World Congress, where HTC will also announce a range of new smartphones and tablets, likely to feature Beats Audio technology inside.
Pricing details are apparently being thrashed out as we speak. We will of course bring you more when we hear it. Our ears look forward to seeing what HTC and Beats Audio come up with.