TikTok tests music-streaming service in Australia, Mexico
Australia, Mexico, and Singapore test TikTok’s music streaming service
A new subscription-based music streaming service by TikTok has been launched in Australia, Mexico, and Singapore on Wednesday.
In a statement, TikTok said that it is inviting users from Australia, Mexico, and Singapore to take part in the closed beta test of its new Music service starting today.
Earlier this month, TikTok Music launched in Indonesia and Brazil, which paved the way for the expansion.
It was announced on Wednesday that TikTok will launch its subscription-based music streaming service in Australia, Mexico, and Singapore to a small group of users as part of a small beta test.
TikTok Music is the latest addition to the popular short video app after it launched earlier this month in Indonesia and Brazil.
We are inviting users in Australia, Mexico and Singapore to take part in the closed beta test of TikTok Music from today onwards,” the company said in a statement. For the first three months, participants will be able to test the service for free.
The Mexican market is TikTok’s fourth-largest market with 62.4 million active users aged 18 and above, according to DataReportal, following the U.S. (116.5 million), Indonesia (113 million) and Brazil (84.1 million).
Aside from the U.S. – TikTok’s largest market – where Montana has become the first state to ban the app, the company has plans to grow in other markets outside the U.S. In addition to the U.S., India has banned the app as well. According to TikTok’s CEO, the company plans to pour billions of dollars into Southeast Asia over the next few years in order to expand their business.
As part of TikTok Music, users are able to sync their TikTok accounts with the music-streaming service.
There is a new kind of music service called TikTok Music, which combines the power of music discovery on TikTok with a music streaming service that offers millions of tracks from thousands of artists, according to a spokesperson for the company.
According to the company, TikTok Music is designed to help users listen to, share, and download the music they have discovered on TikTok, as well as share their favorite tracks and artists with their TikTok communities.
TikTok Music will compete in these markets with Spotify and Apple Music, which are the dominant services in these markets. The Mexican music subscription market is dominated by Spotify, which accounts for over 80% of the market.
Streaming music is an area that TikTok has been focusing on for a while now, and Wednesday’s announcement was just the latest.
Earlier this week, the company announced that it has expanded its licensing agreement with Warner Music Group.
ByteDance, the company that owns TikTok, announced earlier this month that it would shutter its music-streaming service Resso in Indonesia and Brazil following the launch of TikTok Music, a new service that rivals TikTok Music. There is an option for Resso users to transfer their accounts to TikTok Music instead of transferring them to Resso.