Apple Music app for Android has exited beta and version 1.0 is officially available in the Play Store. Apple Music for Android was in beta version for the past 10 months. The latest update includes new equalizer settings, playback and stability improvements and more.
Apple Music has a surprisingly full featured app for Android. The app supports native Android features such as home screen widgets, a design that feels right at home on Android, ability to save music to SD card for offline playback, amongst others. With the new equalizer, users can now change how their music sounds right from within the Apple Music app.
With Apple Music, Android users get access to a catalog of over 30 million songs. The app lets users search for numerous music genres, create playlists, listen to radio-stations, receive recommendations and much more. Despite all this, at the time of writing, the app has an average rating of 3.3 stars, by 90,000+ users, in Google Play Store. This seems likely due to the Android vs iOS rivalry because there have been between 5 million to 10 million installs of the app on Android, as per Google Play numbers.
Apple is in fierce competition with rival music streaming services like Spotify, Tidal, Deezer, Groove, and Google Play Music. Therefore, by extending Apple’s music streaming services with certain exclusive features for Android, Apple may attract more subscribers to its pool of 15 million existing ones.
Apple Music for Android is available in Google Play Store for free. It offers an initial three-month free trial, and later costs $9.99 per month for an individual subscription. A $14.99 family plan for up to 6 members is also available. These are U.S. prices so the price might be different in your country or region. More often than not, Apple Music’s monthly cost is lower than competitors price as well as when compared to its U.S. pricing.