Apple Music app now available on Android

Apple Music logoIf you're an OS X user who rebuffs iOS smartphones in favor of Android yet also invests wholeheartedly in the iTunes and Apple Music ecosystem, Apple has finally strung together a working solution for your smartphone of choice. Tuesday saw the launch of Apple Music for Android, fulfilling the promise Apple made during June's WWDC reveal of the subscription-based app.

Once you sign in with an existing Apple ID or create a new one, Apple Music for Android (for devices on Jelly Bean 4.3 or higher) will ask for a working credit card and offer a free, three-month trial of the service for new users—so long as you attach a valid credit card to your account. If you've used your trial up, you can choose a $9.99/month single-user plan; if you'd rather attach a family plan to your Apple ID, you'll have to sign up via either OS X or an iOS device.

Apple Music app now available on Android

From there, users will see the same range of tabs as the iOS version, including the "new" tab full of hot and chart-topping songs and the "for you" tab full of pre-made playlists tied to your listening preferences. Should you either decline the trial or choose not to pay, the app will still let users access the Beats One radio station or the "Connect" feeds of musicians' new songs, videos, and more.

The major, obvious difference from the iOS version of Apple Music is the lack of Siri integration—though Apple also goes so far as to disable using your voice to search for songs or artists while browsing within the app. Otherwise, the app functions just like on iOS and loads Apple Music playlists you've created on other devices. One visual difference: instead of letting users switch between tabs at the bottom of the screen, those tabs have been moved to a more Android-appropriate sidebar that can be brought up with a tap of the hamburger icon.

Our day-one tests of the app didn't run all that smoothly, including some code-loaded error messages when attempting to create a new account through the app and the glaring omission of the bubble-picking "favorites" interface found in the iOS and OS X versions of Apple Music. This is only Apple's fourth app for Android following two Beats-related apps and the poorly reviewed "Move to iOS" app.

Source: Ars Technica

Tags: Android, Apple

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