A music insider told CNET that Apple’sCloud Music service will be better than Google’s recently announced Music Beta or Amazon’s Cloud Player. The source did not elaborate on the differences between the music services, but did say the two competing services would not have the “same range of options” as Apple’s iCloud service.
Apple is reportedly working with music labels to secure licensing deals for its streaming service, while Amazon and Google launched without the backing of the recording industry. Apple may already have an agreement in place with Warner Musicand is in talks with several other labels.
Presumably, these deals could let Apple stream content from a large online library rather than rely on user uploaded tracks. Users could also share their favorite songs and playlists in an online version of Ping.
The music streaming service could be introduced as early as WWDC in June.