Apple's foray into music streaming could be the precursor to television streaming to come out later this year, a technology analyst said Tuesday.
"It's really been a sea change for Apple because it shows them going more intro streaming," Dan Ives of FBR Capital Markets told CNBC's "Squawk on the Street."
"We view streaming music as the tip of the iceberg, ultimately we believe streaming TV comes out later this year into next year," he said.
Apple Music launched at 11 a.m ET Tuesday. The music-streaming service will be free for the first three months. After that, the company will charge $9.99 a month. Up to six people will be able to join together to get a family membership rate of $14.99 a month.
"We continue to view [Apple] as a trillion dollar market cap a year from now," Ives said.
He said Apple is really gaining value from tapping into the billion iOS devices sold thus far. "They are going to significantly invest in this area. This trial period is going to be significant because they need to show adoption for the next few months that this is going to be key," he said.