Back in June, Apple announced its music streaming service in a strong effort to catch up with the music streaming game. Alas, in true Apple style, the service was made available only for Apple users at that time.
Fortunately, Android users can now have a share of the Apple Music pie as the tech giant has just released a test version of its music streaming service for Google’s Android operating system!
Developed by Apple Inc, Apple Music is a music streaming service that allows users to select their choice of music to their device based on demand.
The app was officially launched in Google Play Store on the 10th November. It is now available in every region that Apple Music serves, except for China.
The service includes the Internet radio station, Beats 1, and blog platform Connect, where artistes are allowed to share their photos, posts, videos, and tracks with their fans.
However, the newly-released Android app has not made music videos available and family membership sign-ups still require Apple or Mac’s operating system.
According to TechCrunch, senior vice president of Internet Software and Services, Eddy Cue said:
We’ve obviously been really excited about the response we’ve gotten to Apple Music. People love the human curation aspects of it, discovery, radio.
“But from the moment we got into music, many, many years ago, we’ve always wanted to do things for everyone when it came down to music. Part of that was letting you enjoy your music no matter where you were and what products you were using,” he added.
The app has been modified to make Apple Music look much less like an app that is designed for iOS. In addition, users are required to sign up with an Apple ID and subscribers will be able to access their account and sync any music that they have set up.
Apple will be offering a free 3-month trial period for new users on Android. After the trial ends, it’s USD11.99 per month.
You can download the app here.