In a move to overtake Spotify, Rdio, Deezer, and others, Beats Music wants to differentiate itself from the crowd by releasing a public API to developers. The API was previously only available to specific partners and developers, thus the integration with Sonos speakers and Bop.fm. Now that the platform is more established, Beats wants to scale its product across as many devices as possible to compete with the likes of other streaming platforms, which are almost universally available across many devices. Developers will be able to write code such that users can search Beats’ library, play tracks, as well as create, update, and display custom playlists. Even as a late-comer to the streaming game, Beats has been making waves with their partnerships and immediately popular interface. Whether they can remain a force in the digital music space, however, remains to be seen.