Beats Music signups closed for now due to heavy load; additional 7 days added to free trial


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If you’ve been trying to sign up for Beats Music in the past couple of days and failed to get going on the newest hot music subscription service out there, you’re not alone. Beats has confirmed that they have closed new signups for the time being as they look to address the issues everyone’s having. It’s worth noting that the interruption hasn’t affected those who were already signed up for the service, as music playback has been just fine for those who were able to get in before the lock down.

To make up for it, Beats is graciously extending the trial period by an additional 7 days for those who were already signed up, so that gives folks a good two weeks of head bopping before they’re asked to pony up at least $9.99 per month.

Due to the extremely high volume of interest in our service some users are experiencing issues. Most people are unaffected but our priority is to give everyone a great experience. We prepared for issues like these, have a plan, and are going to hold off on letting more people in while we put this plan in action.

For those of you that claimed your name in the lead up to launch, we still have your username reserved and we’ll be in touch with your invite. We appreciate your support.

Everyone who registers this week will get an additional seven days added to their trial.

Unfortunately we don’t have an exact timetable as to when these issues will get sorted out, but we reckon Beats won’t want to drag their feet on it (especially considering AT&T has a lot riding on this for those who want to opt for the exclusive $15 family plan). Whenever things do get up and running, you’ll be able to find the app in the Google Play Store right here. Stay tuned for our review and comparison to Google Play Music!

Quentyn Kennemer
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  1. I’m actually surprised how well this kicked off. With so many music services already available I wouldn’t have thought this would have much of a chance.

    1. Anything ‘Beats’ sells very well because their marketing is very good.

  2. It’s too bad AT&T has that exclusive. I could sign my family up and we’d be paying $3 each for the service, 5 lines. I’ll stick to my other 3 services.

  3. all aboard the fail boat.

  4. Rollout fail….AT&T linkage does not work…Too bad, I’ll stick with my $7.99 Google Play…..Actually their app is not as good as Play or Spotify anyway, don’t waste your time.

  5. Why don’t your articles in the Android app ever have a source link? It would be nice to tap to go the store to check it out rather having to go to the home screen, open up the store app and type a search.

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