(Reuters) – Streaming music firm Spotify Technology SA SPOT.N on Tuesday criticized rival Apple Inc AAPL.O, announcing that a original subscription bundle provide from the iPhone maker abuses its dominant market predicament by favoring its own Apple Music service.
Spotify mentioned the Apple One bundle supplied Tuesday disadvantages streaming music opponents. Spotify and Apple charge $10 a month for his or her streaming music service, but the Apple One package bundles it with diversified companies equivalent to tv or video games that birth at $15 monthly.
“We name on competition authorities to behave urgently to ban Apple’s anti-competitive behavior, which if left unchecked, will reason irreparable trouble to the developer neighborhood and threaten our collective freedoms to listen, learn, score, and join,” the music streaming company mentioned.
In an announcement, Apple mentioned the bundle used to be aimed at unusual customers of its companies and that “customers can stare and score pleasure from selections to 1 and all of Apple’s companies.”
Reporting by Akanksha Rana in Bengaluru and Stephen Nellis in San Francisco; Modifying by Arun Koyyur and Aurora Ellis