Apple Music Expands to Android With New App

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    Apple is launching its first major app for Android devices today, expanding its Apple Music platform to Android-based smartphones and tablets. With the introduction of a beta Apple Music app for the Google Play Store, Android users will be able to subscribe to the Apple Music streaming service, listen to Beats 1 radio, and access the Apple Connect artist-based social network.

    The new Apple Music app is available from the Google Play store and requires Android 4.3 or later. It's available in all of the countries where Apple Music for iOS is available, with the exception of China. Apple Music includes the same three-month trial for Android users and it is priced the same - $9.99 for an individual plan and $14.99 for a family plan.

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    TechCrunch spoke with Eddy Cue about the launch of the new Android app for Apple Music, who said Apple's decision to create an Apple Music Android app was based on a desire to let people enjoy music "no matter where you were and what products you were using." Apple wants "everyone in the world" to be able to try Apple Music, including those in areas where Android devices remain more popular than iOS devices.

    Apple Music for Android offers a design that's similar to the iOS version, but as it's a beta, it does not yet include Music Videos or the ability to sign up for a family membership within the app. Family memberships will need to be purchased on an iOS device. According to Cue, Apple Music is "a full native app" that will "feel very much like an Android app."
    Apple Music is not Apple's first app for Android, but it is the most significant. Apple previously released a "Move to iOS" app that helps Android users transition to the iPhone, and it's launched an Android app for controlling the Beats Pill+ speaker. All of Apple's Android apps have come in the last few months, signaling its willingness to expand beyond the iOS ecosystem for the first time.

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    For real, the other two apps are at 2-star ratings and you can tell there's a clear bias towards the app from the negative reviews based on the content of the reviews themselves.
     
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    At least, they got a better layout.

    Thanks, Taylor.
     
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    Jesus, I wish people were this passionate about Coke and Pepsi.
     
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    Holy crap, they built the music player that Google previewed at I/O 2014 with Lollipop but never actually built...
     
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    This made me laugh so hard, but I'm sure the joke will be lost on most people here.
     
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    Wow I've never seen an apple product look so bad on that ***** looking hardware..
     
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    What's next? iOS 9 support for Windows XP 32 bit?
     
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    At least Apple used Android's design. Google on the other hand is insistent on shoving material design down our throats. Whether one prefers that to iOS isn't the point. If you're designing an app for iOS it shouldn't look like Android.
     
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    Great that Android users can now enjoy the best music service on the planet. But I really want that Sonos integration update to come. I hope it doesn't slip into next year. There's been no beta testing yet on the Sonos beta program.
     
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    Last I knew, Apple forbids apps from being numbered below 1.0 on their App Stores. Interesting that they don't follow their own App Store rules when posting to App Stores run by other companies.

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    At least spell hardware correctly.
     
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    Does the Google Play store take a cut of in-app subscriptions like Apple does for Spotify?
     
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    I wish the iOS version had an option like the Android version to control the cache size.
     

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    The trouble is, it'd be difficult to distinguish between who's trolling and who isn't. Mainly because Apple Music sucks enough on iOS/iTunes, there's no chance it'll be anything above tragic on Android.
     
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    I had to rub my eyes three times to see if I was reading right. Apple's first proper app for Android.
    Lol, more like Apple wants everyone to spend their dollars on them. Eddy, be real here bro :)
     
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    That's odd, I thought Spotify already had an Android app.
     
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    Why would Apple follow their App Store rules when the app isn't going in their app store...?
     

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