Apple is reportedly working on a new music playback system with Spotify that would make it easier for users to stream music from its services.
The New York Times reported the new streaming system would be developed with Apple in mind, but Spotify could also potentially use it for other features.
The New York Post, citing people familiar with the matter, said Apple is working on “a new music streamer that could help stream music for streaming apps like Spotify, YouTube and Pandora.”
Apple also reportedly plans to develop a new audio streaming service that could use the streaming platform, which could eventually replace Apple Music, which launched in late 2017.
The article didn’t mention a timeline for the new system, but the New York Observer reported that Apple has been working on this project for months.
The paper said Apple could “likely launch the new service in early 2018, or early 2019.”
The Times report came after the music streaming service launched on iOS in October.
The new streaming service allows users to browse music, listen to music and subscribe to music apps for free.
The service has also made available access to curated playlists and curated radio stations, as well as access to podcasts, music and other apps.