The Beatles Stream Across the Internet

Twitter explodes as even Beatles tweet to mark the breakthrough.


As it was announced, the music of The Beatles was made available for streaming at 12:01 a.m. Thursday, local time.

Once the clock flipped a minute past midnight, Apple Music, Spotify, Amazon Prime, Google Play, Tidal, Slacker, Deezer, Rhapsody, and Microsoft’s Groove started serving a selection of albums from the Fab Four—including Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, Rubber Soul, The Beatles (AKA the “White” album), Abbey Road and Yellow Submarine.

Even some actual Beatles made mention (sort of, as in not-so-live tweeted acknowledgements):

However, if you’re looking for such offerings as Meet The Beatles, Yesterday and Today, and Introducing… The Beatles, those collections are, as of yet, not presented. Why certain albums aren’t available hasn’t been made clear, but the cuts missing are all U.S. releases (if that is even a factor, which hasn’t been expressed), and it seems there’s no live material to be found streaming either.

Nonetheless, it seems some fans are satisfied: