Apple is considering making an Android version of their iTunes Store. This will cement their reach on one of the largest mobile platforms in the world and make it easy to purchase music, television shows, movies and audiobooks. Apple is also exploring the possibility of opening up their streaming radio service to a wider audience.
Billboard has stated that “Apple has opened exploratory talks with senior label executives about the possibility of launching an on-demand streaming service that would rival Spotify and Beats Music, according to three people familiar with the talks. Apple is also thinking about adding an iTunes App for Android phones, the Google rival that has been growing faster than the iPhone, these sources said.”
iTunes is currently available for Apple TV, iOS and Windows 8. Moving to the only other ecosystem of note would make sense. It would allow people who invested themselves into the Android ecosystem to make purchases from Apple and give them a valid alternative to dealing directly with Google.
Michael Kozlowski is the Editor in Chief of Good e-Reader. He has been writing about audiobooks and e-readers for the past ten years. His articles have been picked up by major and local news sources and websites such as the CBC, CNET, Engadget, Huffington Post and the New York Times.