Apple and U2 annoyed a lot of people a couple months back when they gave every iTunes user on the planet a free, tough-to-delete digital copy of the new U2 record, but apparently the trend of foisting new stuff on Apple customers isn’t going away. The company recently announced plans to include the Beats Music streaming service in a brand-wide iOS update sometime next year.
Unlike the U2 album, Beats Music won’t be free, so to actually use the service you’ll have to plunk down either $9.99 a month or $99.99 a year. But it’s still a somewhat startling change of direction for the Beats Music brand, which many assumed was going to be shuddered after Apple’s acquisition of it in May.
If you don’t feel like waiting until 2015 to get on board with Beats Music, you can check out the service ahead of time at the Beats Music website right here.