Mic WrightReporter, TNW
Mic Wright is a journalist specialising in technology, music and popular culture. He lives in Dublin. He is on Twitter at @brokenbottleboy. Mic Wright is a journalist specialising in technology, music and popular culture. He lives in Dublin. He is on Twitter at @brokenbottleboy.
I wrote yesterday about unencrypted streams that were letting Android users get in on the Beats 1 action early but it seems the fun is over. Apple has cut off its unencrypted streams, leaving only locked down versions for now.
If you’re on Android, it looks like you’ll have to wait for the official Apple Music app for the platform to arrive.
Original story follows…
Apple Music went live yesterday and with it came the company’s 24-hour streaming radio station Beats 1. We dug it, but if you’re on Android, there’s a wait until Apple’s official app debuts. That doesn’t mean you can’t tune in though.
As you might expect, there’s already at least one unofficial Beats 1 stream that will work on Android devices. It’s here and was hacked together from an unencrypted HTTP Live Streaming (HLS) source.
With Apple working on its own Android solution and notoriously fast to slap down infringements, I wouldn’t expect this particular broadcast to last much longer.
➤ Unofficial Beats 1 stream [iRumble h/t @steveindisguise]
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