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Apple Music has 11M users; are they iOS only?

Apple Music, Apple’s music streaming and download service, claims to have 11 million trial members signed up since its launch in June, according to a USA Today report. Eddy Cue, Apple's SVP of Internet software & services, reportedly told USA Today that out of its 11 million members, 2 million had opted for the $14.99 family plan, which allows access for up to 6 people. Apple claims that music downloads account for two thirds of its music revenue. The report also added that Apple is planning to roll out a ‘broad’ marketing campaign across billboards, TV and radio towards the end of the 3 month free trial period. iOS users only? A TheNextWeb report, however, stated that this figure was only accounting for iPhone owners. An Engadget report stated that this number was for iOS 8.4 and included iPhones and iPads. A Fortune report stated that 11 million Apple Music-installed user base was only 2% of Apple’s 500 million iPhones. India and rest of the world launch In early July, Apple Music launched in India and other countries, to be be available on iOS devices, Macs and Windows PCs at Rs 120 per month for individuals and Rs 190 per month for families, after a 3 month free trial. At launch, we reported that Apple Music had 30 million songs in its library, would be available from 30th June 2015, and cost $10 a month. The service will roll out for Android users later this year, Apple said. Apple’s earnings…

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