Published Dec 23, 2015The Beatles were late adopters when it came to digital music, as the Fab Four's catalogue only came to iTunes five years ago in 2010. They've been similarly behind the times in terms of streaming services, but now it's been confirmed that their music will finally be available for streaming just in time for Christmas.
Following rumours this month, the Beatles' website has confirmed that their catalogue will be made available tomorrow (Christmas Eve). In fact, it will be available as of tonight at midnight local time. The Beatles' site even features a spinning globe (dubbed a "Live Atlas") that will gradually become illuminated as the music is released around the world (the music has already launched in Australia and parts of Asia).
It will be available across a wide spectrum of services: Apple Music, Deezer, Google Play, Microsoft Groove, Amazon Prime, Rhapsody, Spotify, Slacker and Tidal. This will include all of their classic studio albums plus compilations like Past Masters, 1, The Red Album and The Blue Album.
Below, watch an announcement video for the streaming launch. It takes viewers on a very brief chronological journey through the group's catalogue.