Apple Music for Android have surpassed 10 million downloads on the Google Play store, nearly ten months after it was released on the platform.
Apple Music expanded to Android in November 2015, around four months after the streaming music service debuted on iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. The app, which is no longer in beta as of August, has a similar design and features as its iOS 9 counterpart, including the same three-month trial and prices.
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Apple Music for Android is available as a free download on Google Play for devices running Android 4.3 or later.
Features of Apple Music for Android
• Enjoy over 30 million songs from the Apple Music catalog.
• Explore thousands of playlists for any genre or activity, created by expert curators with a passion for music.
• Get recommendations for playlists and albums based on the music you love.
• Add your favorite music to your library and access it on all your devices.
• Hear your favorite artists & DJs from around the world on Beats 1.
• Tune in to on-demand, curated radio stations, and hear more of the music you want.
• Availability and features may vary by country. Membership renews monthly after trial.
To use Apple Music for Android correctly, here’s what you need to know.
1. You need an Apple ID to use it
If you’ve ever purchased something from iTunes, be it a song, album, TV show, movie or something else, you have an Apple ID. But if you’ve somehow never used Apple’s products, you’ll need to create an Apple ID to use Apple Music. You can sign up for one within the app, through iTunes on a computer or on iCloud.com.
2. How to Get Apple Music on Android
To start using Apple Music on your Android device simply launch the Google Play store and search for the Apple Music app. Click Install to download the app, then Open to launch it.
3. The design is the same, but slightly different than iOS
Apple kept much of the same design from the original iOS app, but embraced the typical Android layout too. True to Android design, the app has a left slide-out “hamburger” menu (so named for the three horizontal lines that look like a hamburger) where you can jump to different sections. That menu is where you’ll find the For You, New, Radio, Connect, Playlists and My Music tabs. The hamburger menu keeps things a bit more organized, but it does make it more tedious to switch between tabs.
Beyond the menu layout, the app looks a lot like the iOS version. In fact most pages look nearly identical and suffer from the same overcrowding, with tabs jam-packed with albums, playlists and other suggestions.
4. You cannot use the app to play music files on your phone
Unfortunately, Apple Music for Android doesn’t work as a media player to listen to music files stored on your phone. This is important because a lot of Android owners have been using their phones as an MP3 player for years, storing music files on it.
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