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TikTok Expands Music Streaming Service Test to Australia, Mexico, and Singapore

What To Know

  • According to reports from TechCrunch and CNBC, TikTok has initiated the invitation process for users in Australia, Mexico, and Singapore to participate in a closed beta test for their forthcoming music streaming service.
  • During the closed beta testing phase, TikTok Music is presented as a distinct application that testers can download either from the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store.
  • According to information provided by TikTok to TechCrunch, once the trial period for testers concludes, they will be required to pay a monthly fee to continue using the service.
  • There has been no official announcement regarding the availability of the music app in the United States, although TikTok did submit a trademark application for “TikTok Music” in May 2022.

According to reports from TechCrunch and CNBC, TikTok has initiated the invitation process for users in Australia, Mexico, and Singapore to participate in a closed beta test for their forthcoming music streaming service.

This move comes after the initial beta testing launch in Brazil and Indonesia earlier in July. As part of the expansion of the experimental phase, invited users from these regions will be offered a complimentary three-month trial period to experience the service firsthand.

During the closed beta testing phase, TikTok Music is presented as a distinct application that testers can download either from the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store. While it operates independently, it is designed to integrate with the main app.

TikTok Expands Closed Beta Test for Music Streaming Service to Australia, Mexico, and Singapore

This integration allows users to discover full versions of songs that have gained popularity on the video-sharing platform. Notably, the music streaming app offers various features including personalized song recommendations, real-time lyrics, collaborative playlists, and a lyrics search function to help users locate specific songs.

According to TechCrunch, the app includes a Shazam-like capability, suggesting that it can identify songs through audio recognition, and it also allows users to download tracks for offline listening.

According to information provided by TikTok to TechCrunch, once the trial period for testers concludes, they will be required to pay a monthly fee to continue using the service. In Australia, the cost will be AUD12 (US$8.16) per month, Mex$115 (US$6.86) in Mexico, and S$9.90 (US$7.48) in Singapore.

It is worth noting that TikTok already offers a music streaming service called Resso in India, Brazil, and Indonesia. However, the company plans to discontinue Resso in the latter two countries by September.

There has been no official announcement regarding the availability of the music app in the United States, although TikTok did submit a trademark application for “TikTok Music” in May 2022.

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