According to its creator, Chris Aljoudi, the creation of the extension came about after he felt disappointed that the web player version relied on Flash. He wrote, “It’s completely free and very minimal. Install BeatsMe, and listen.beatsmusic.com just works using native HTML5 audio playback. No Flash required. You even get better battery life in comparison as a free bonus!”
Like Aljoudi said the extension is free and quick and easy to install, so go ahead and take it for a spin if you wouldn’t mind switching out from Flash to HTML5. In the meantime we have been hearing reports that Apple is gearing up to relaunch Beats Music. The revamped service is rumored for a summer launch which should be just nice for a WWDC announcement.
However Apple’s plans to make the service more affordable might have been met with some resistance. Record labels are reportedly not allowing Apple to price the service below $9.99 which was what Apple had originally planned to do by pricing it at $7.99, so unless Apple doesn’t mind absorbing some of the costs, it is unlikely that we will see Apple’s relaunched music service priced cheaper than its rivals.