Apple Music, the US-based streaming music service that allows users to access millions of tracks, will be removed this year from Apple devices, including the iPad.
The company confirmed to Al Jazeera on Thursday that the change will occur on October 4.
Apple Music, which started as a project in 2012 by Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, has seen its subscriber base grow over the years, from about 3.6 million in 2015 to more than 10 million today.
The move comes as Apple Music faces a series of lawsuits from musicians who claim the service violates their copyrights.
The music industry is in the midst of a lawsuit over the terms of its agreement with Apple to stream its music to its iPhone users.
The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in San Francisco ruled last month that Apple’s arrangement with music streaming service Spotify violated copyright law, while a group of musicians filed a class-action lawsuit last year.
The two sides have been embroiled in a legal battle over Apple Music’s business model since the streaming service launched in the US in 2011.
In August, Spotify said it was terminating the streaming agreement with the service, which it said was in breach of its terms of service.
Apple did not immediately respond to Al Jazeera’s request for comment on the changes.
In November, Apple said it would continue to stream artists’ music on its iTunes store, and the company’s own App Store, even if it does not have an iPhone app.
Apple has long resisted attempts to bring Apple Music into the home via the App Store or iTunes, saying the services are too expensive for consumers and that the devices are too heavy.