Bose Looks To Join Already Crowded Streaming Music Category
Now we hear that Bose is getting into the streaming music scene, setting up even more competition with Apple. It also makes things a bit awkward.
According to Venture Beat, Apple still sells Bose products in its online and physical stores. There were reports back in October that Apple had wiped its shelves clear of Bose gear, though a quick peek online shows three Bose products on Apple's website -- two Bluetooth speakers and a set of headphones. It will be interesting to see if they remain as these two increasingly square off with each other.
Bose Wave SoundTouch music system. Image Source: Bose
There aren't many details surrounding Bose's plans to join the streaming audio space, though the company has put the call out for a Senior User Experience Designer of Cloud Music Services. According to the ad, Bose is "seeking an expert Experience Designer to lead design and prototyping of our next generation streaming music platform and ecosystem of products."
Bose is being pretty brazen about its search for talent, too -- the company says the ideal candidate will have experience working at one of several competitors, including Apple's Beats Music, Pandora, rdio, iHeartRadio, Spotify, Apple, Google Play, and a few others. In other words, Bose is hoping to poach talent.
It's a crowded field, though one thing working in Bose's favor is brand recognition. And if it can avoid the trend towards goofy or awkwardly long names -- Samsung Milk or Google Play Music All Access, anyone? -- it will have two things working in its favor.