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Beatles fans to get Christmas streaming surprise: report

Tourists poses as Beatles in a themed coffee shop in Liverpool northern England, Britain, March 2, 2015. (REUTERS/Phil Noble)

Tourists poses as Beatles in a themed coffee shop in Liverpool northern England, Britain, March 2, 2015. (REUTERS/Phil Noble)

The Beatles' music is reportedly set to finally be made available on online streaming services just in time for Christmas.

The iconic British rock group only entered the digital age in 2010, when label bosses at EMI, the company which owns the recordings, reached a deal with tech experts at Apple to have the Fab Four's songs appear on its downloading software iTunes.

Now sources tell Billboard.com the first Beatles tune to stream online will be Hey Jude, which is rumoured to be hitting music platforms like Spotify on Christmas Eve. Their back catalogue of studio albums is expected to follow soon afterwards.