As scheduled, Apple officially shut down Beats Music, the music streaming service it acquired along with Beats Electronics for $3 billion in May last year, on Nov. 30. Consequently, all Beats Music were cancelled, with subscribers encouraged to use Apple Music instead.
But if you’re a former subscriber who want to switch to Apple Music but failed to migrate your data from Beats Music before the service’s termination, fret not. That’s because Beats is offering users like you a grace period.
As reported by 9to5Mac, Beats has emailed former subscribers informing them that it’s “holding on” to their playlists and music preferences until Jan. 19, 2016.
So, be sure to migrate your data from Beats Music to Apple Music on or before then.
You can move your account, including your picks and preferences, to Apple Music using the migration assistant in the Beats Music app. For more information and detailed instructions, refer to the pertinent Beats Music support document here.
Migrating to Apple Music entails a free three-month trial of the service, which is offered to all new sign-ups, even to customers who aren’t former Beats subscribers.
Beats Music’s complete termination was not unexpected, of course. It was initially discontinued and closed to new sign-ups concurrent with the official launch of Apple Music last June 30.
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In related news, Google is set to officially shut down Songza, the music streaming service it acquired in July last year, on Jan. 31. In line with this, users will soon be prompted to migrate their Songza listening history and favorite playlists into Google Play Music, Google’s flagship music streaming service, into which the soon-to-be defunct service’s core features have been integrated.