Apple Music for Android Gains Support for Music Videos, Family Billing Plan

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Apple today updated its Apple Music app designed for Android devices, adding support for family memberships and watching music videos, features already available in the iOS version of Apple Music.

    Starting today, Android users have access to music videos in the Apple Music app, such as Taylor Swift's live 1989 World Tour video. Since the launch of Apple Music, Apple has focused some of its attention on music video content, and in recent months, its video push has been expanding. In the future, Apple is expected to introduce a full television show to promote Apple Music, starring Apple executive Dr. Dre.

    Today's Android update also allows Android users to subscribe to or upgrade to a family subscription plan, which allows up to six family members to access Apple Music content for $14.99 per month.

    Apple Music for Android launched in November of 2015, marking Apple's the release of Apple's first major app for Android users. The Android app is available in all the countries where Apple Music for iOS is available and allows Android users to subscribe to Apple Music and listen on Android-based devices.

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

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  2. Dr.Chroma Suspended


    Apr 11, 2016
  3. garylapointe macrumors 65816


    Feb 19, 2006
    Dearborn (Detroit), MI, USA
    It'll be interesting to see what percentage of the Android music market share they can get...
    (Not that I think we'll get those actual numbers!)

    Will Apple get more there than the other markets are getting on the Apple devices.

  4. ike1707 macrumors 6502


    Jan 20, 2009
    Talk about a snail's pace for support, sheesh
  5. 69Mustang macrumors 603


    Jan 7, 2014
    In between a rock and a hard place
    Not many I imagine. Unless someone just absolutely wants Apple Music. All Access is a much better value imo.
  6. usamaah macrumors regular


    Sep 23, 2008
    This is welcome, and great for competition (as an Android user). I will stick with Music All Access for now because it also gives me YouTube Red. EDIT: forgot to mention I love being able to use Google Music (and YouTube) with Chromecast, I have an Apple TV but only on one TV whereas Chromecast is so cheap I have it on multiple screens
  7. Mike MA macrumors 68000

    Mike MA

    Sep 21, 2012
    I just think once Apple Music gets a redesign of it's user interface, many more people would be ready to jump on board. Hopefully this will be the main focus soon. Content wise (now also on Android) it's already hard to beat.
  8. jonnysods macrumors 603


    Sep 20, 2006
    There & Back Again
    I wonder how much this endeavor is netting Apple?
  9. _Refurbished_ macrumors 68000


    Mar 23, 2007
    When suffering using Android for a few months, the worst Android app I used was Apple Music. Such a terrible, buggy, God awful app. Beta my toosh, that should not have been released. It's the most buggy Apple software I have used on any operating system.
  10. nicho macrumors 68020

    Feb 15, 2008
    When you say more, do you mean more in percentage terms or real terms?

    The former would be almost impossible, but the otter could happen. Perhaps.
  11. jezbd1997 macrumors 6502


    Jul 8, 2015
    Melbourne Australia
    It's still even buggy on iOS, memory and cpu hog, crashes my phone...
    Disabling Apple Music completely on my iPhone has stopped the issues though :)
  12. _Refurbished_ macrumors 68000


    Mar 23, 2007
    Since switching back to iOS Apple Music, I haven't run into one problem. Smooth sailing for me.
  13. _mdavenport macrumors regular


    Aug 23, 2015
    California, USA
    Wasn't Music trolled like crazy when it first came out on the Google Play store? Wonder if that's still goin on
  14. swarlos macrumors 6502


    Oct 18, 2015
    Pretty much the norm for most Android apps.

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