Apple Music for Android Now Supports Saving Songs to SD Card

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    Apple today updated its Apple Music app for Android users, adding a new feature that allows them to save downloaded songs to an SD card on compatible smartphones. "You can now keep more music offline," reads the update note.

    Several Android-based phones allow users to upgrade their storage using SD and microSD cards. As The Verge points out, with the ability to save downloaded content, Android users can potentially have access to more music than iOS users who are limited to a maximum of 128GB of storage on iPhones and iPads.

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    Today's Android update also adds a full schedule for Beats 1 shows and it includes My Music options for browsing by Composers and Compilations, features previously available to iOS users.

    Apple Music for Android first launched in November, marking Apple's first major app for Android users. The Android-based app, available in all the countries where Apple Music for iOS is available, allows Android users to subscribe to the Apple Music service.

    The Android Apple Music app, which remains in beta, can be downloaded from the Google Play Store for free. It comes with a free three-month Apple Music trial.

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  3. mariusignorello macrumors 6502a

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    All that music is going to be encrypted... Apple isn't stupid.
     
  4. Bubba Satori macrumors 601

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    Somebody should tell iGizmo users what an SD card is.

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  5. LovingTeddy macrumors 6502a

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    Still better than no support at all. Poor iPhone users forced to buy higher capacity to store music and pay premiums for storage upgrade where we the Android users can enjoy SD card and not pay premiums to Apple.
     
  6. mariusignorello macrumors 6502a

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    If the idea of trying to pirate the music came up I wanted to mention that
     
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    Yeah, but then you've gotta use an android.. :p

     
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    So?
     
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    Still came before the option to sync Apple Music downloaded music to iPods.
     
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    Excellent. Will enable this on my Z5 now.

    Hmm.... Moving from internal storage to SD results in -

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    No star rating yet.
     
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    i smell something in the future iPhones..
     
  13. jhfenton macrumors 6502

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    And that is why I turned our Apple Music subscription off after a week. Without iPod support, it was worse than useless.
     
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    Are you able to switch the SD card between devices and have it work without problems? Would be interesting.
     
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    This! That would be a pretty cool feature to just get a new phone and swap in the new SD card.
    Also, WHEN ARE THEY GOING TO BRING APPLE MUSIC TO THE iPODS?! I love my phone no doubt and other than running with a 4.7" device to my arm, I have no complaints about it's size. I couldn't imagine strapping a + to my arm.
     
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    This is a flagship feature of the Apple Watch
     
  17. Studioman macrumors regular

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    Definately a drawback. I prefer to not have to use and logon to Google services to use my phone. No thanks
     
  18. vault macrumors member

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    Assuming they're using their FairPlay DRM and you're authorised with the same account on both devices - it should work just fine.
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    No one forces you to. There are even Android phones sold without Google services installed by default.
     
  19. 2010mini macrumors 68030

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    Doesn't affect me. I stream all day over LTE and wifi.
     
  20. APlotdevice macrumors 68040

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    Yeah. The only time I might store music is if I'm traveling through an area with a large deadline.
     
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    Macs have SD card readers.
     
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    Nexus, S6(edge), Note 5 users said hi ;)
     
  23. awparker85 macrumors newbie

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    Interesting. I was originally excited about Apple Music because I thought it could be a Spotify alternative that worked with my Shuffle. Apple Support said they couldn't support that because Apple Music songs couldn't be downloaded to anything that wasn't internet connected. A garbage excuse, but that's what they said.. Not sure how this gets around that.
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    Interesting. I was originally excited about Apple Music because I thought it could be a Spotify alternative that worked with my Shuffle. Apple Support said they couldn't support that because Apple Music songs couldn't be downloaded to anything that wasn't internet connected. A garbage excuse, but that's what they said.. Not sure how this gets around that.

     
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    Never going to happen. Apple Music will only work with online devices that can connect and check for a valid active subscription - and I'm guessing this would have been a requirement from the record labels as part of the licencing - or what is to stop somebody signing up for the trial, dumping 160Gb of Apple Music tracks on to their iPod Classic and then cancelling the subscription and just keeping the music forever...

    It sucks as I'd love to be able to sync stuff to my classic too, but I can see why it's not allowed.
     
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    Lag, malware, crappy apps, bad hardware no matter what OEM you chose. And SD cards are painfully slow.
     

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