Music has changed in recent times, and with it the modes of listening to music and sources with which to access music. While there are a host of different music streaming services currently on the net, it seems like more and more are coming up in recent times to offer more in terms of features and functionality. And similar is the story of the Apple-based iTunes offering.
According to reports, Apple is said to be getting ready to build its first-ever Android app. Interestingly, it has already been dubbed as the iTunes for Android, even though Apple is yet to mention anything officially regarding the new service.
With an aim to rival other major services such as Spotify and Beats Music, according to three people familiar with the talks, Apple is also thinking about adding an iTunes App for Android phones and make its presence felt in the Google domain.
"Apple is considering a range of efforts to support the iTunes Store. iTunes executives like Robert Kondrk, for example, have suggested creating exclusive album-release windows in which digital versions of the albums would go on sale ahead of the CD release. Individual tracks would not be available for sale until the CD versions hit shelves," a billboard report states.
However, the report has also stated that these currently are just ideas that are being floated, although, if true, it will open up certain new channels in the relationship between Google and Apple. Also, considering the fact the music industry is the US is not as powerful as it once it used to be, the idea may just see those revenues shoot up.
"But now, nearly three years after Job's death, iTunes has to consider the option because so far this year, U.S. digital album sales are down 13 percent for the week ended March 9, and digital track sales are down 11 percent from last year, according to Nielsen SoundScan," the report adds.