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This article was published on March 7, 2014

    Beats Music takes its API public so any developer can integrate its library of music

    Beats Music takes its API public so any developer can integrate its library of music
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    Nick Summers is a technology journalist for The Next Web. He writes on all sorts of topics, although he has a passion for gadgets, apps and Nick Summers is a technology journalist for The Next Web. He writes on all sorts of topics, although he has a passion for gadgets, apps and video games in particular. You can reach him on Twitter, circle him on Google+ and connect with him on LinkedIn.

    Beats Music wants to take on Spotify, Rdio, Deezer and the dozens of other music streaming services that are constantly vying for new listeners. To succeed though, it needs to be available everywhere – and that’s why its API is now available to developers.

    As CNET reports, previously the API was only available to a handful of partners and developers, which led to integrations with Sonos speakers and social music service Bop.fm. While that ensured quality, Beats Music will need to be acessible on an ever-increasing number of devices if it wants to be considered a ubiquitous (and therefore preferred) music streaming service.

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    Now that the API is public, developers can write code that will allow their users to search the Beats Music library and play tracks, as well as create, update and display custom-built playlists.

    Beats Developer (via CNET)

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