"Competition authorities are urged to act urgently to curb anti-competitive behavior": Music giant launches attack on Apple's announcement last night • Reason: Apple One service, the company's new bundle
Spotify, the streaming music service giant, is furious at Apple's announcement last night (Tuesday).
In the technology giant, they introduced the Apple One service, in the company's new services bundle that unifies the company's range of services at a discounted price: the Apple Music service, the streaming + Apple TV service, cloud storage (iCloud), the Apple Arcade gaming service, the Apple News service and - + New Fitness.
Along with the premium bundle, Apple also offered reduced and cheaper packages.
But the thing that managed to infuriate Spotify is that they all include the Apple Music service, its biggest competitor.
That means users can access more Apple services - and pay less each month.
This means that quite a few of them will even prefer to cancel their monthly subscription to another music service, such as Spotify.
"Once again, Apple is using its dominant position and unfair practices to harm rivalries and consumers by favoring its own services," Spotify said in a statement issued shortly after last night's announcement. .
If Apple continues to mature, it will harm the developer community and threaten the freedom of all of us to listen, learn, create and connect. ”
As you may recall, last July, Apple - along with other technology giants - was questioned in the US Congress on suspicion of anti-competition.
Tim Cook, the company's CEO, was required to provide explanations about Apple's App Store policy toward competing applications, as it was suspected that it was trying to neutralize its competitors.