You have to pay for the service
Unlike virtually every other streaming service around, Beats Music forces you to pay for their service, making it strictly accessible on the smartphone market, and shutting out users who want to leech off of platforms like Spotify or Grooveshark for free. Before you panic, rest assured that the price is the same as Spotify and Rdio: $10 per month. Also, a premium-only service means that ads have no place on Beats Music, which is great for users. However, it could prove to be a difficult decision for the company. There is a seven-day trial available for users who want to put their foot in the water, but Beats may need more than that to show consumers that their product is essential enough to be worth the monthly cost.