Apple Music's Beta version is finally released for Android users' listening pleasure.
If by any chance you're not satisfied with your Spotify, Tidal, or Deezer music streaming app then maybe it's about time you partake of Apple's offering. Today, Apple Music's Beta version is finally released for Android users' listening pleasure.
Five months after its initial launch in iOS and iTunes for Mac/Windows, Apple Music currently now have 6.5 million paying subscribers out of its initial 11 million users. Coming to Android is a monumental event for Apple as this is their first actual app for Android users with exception of the Move to iOS (which helps Android Users to easily migrate from Android to iOS) and the Beats Pill Speaker app.
Android users will definitely love how the app lets you listen to songs you already added to your iTunes account since day one. After downloading it from the Play Store, you'd be able to start the 90-day trial for free right away or just login if you're already a subscriber. Soon, you will have different tabs and selections available for users including For You, New, Beats 1 Radio, and Connect. It might be overwhelming for new users but Apple promises to have their music app to be suited for everyone.
Android users will definitely love how the app lets you listen to songs you already added to your iTunes account in the past
In order to have Apple Music on your phone, you need to be running on Android 4.3 or later. It works on both mobile and tablets and uses the hamburger menu which most Android users are used to. You will need an existing Apple ID or iTunes account or sign up for now to reap all the app's features but Apple is working on further simplifying the sign-up process in the future.
For now, music videos aren't available yet and to be able to sign up for a Family Plan which costs $14.99 a month to be shared by six people, you'd need to purchase it via desktop computer or through iOS. The challenge is certainly to convince Android users to switch to Apple Music when other apps, specially Spotify which is currently on top of all music streaming apps, offers free service and user-friendly features. Apple Music Beta for Android is available for all countries where it operates in iOS except for China which will be added soon.