Apple has been making a push into the Android space with a series of apps in the last few months, such as Switch to iOS. The company has just unveiled Apple Music for Android, which is a native app using all modern flat design conventions.
If you already have an Apple Music subscription on your iPhone or iPad you can access the Android app using your Apple ID, else, you can create a new Apple account. In order to use Apple Music for Android you need to have Google Jelly Bean 4.3 or higher and it will ask for a working credit card to take advantage of the introductory three-month trial.
The Android app has full access to Apple Music’s 30 million tracks as well as all of the individual categories to take advantage of. That includes the “For You” section, which will work through handpicked recommendations based on music you listen to, “Radio” that allows users to listen in on Beats 1 Radio, “Playlists”, which is a quick way to find the unique playlists users put together, and “My Music”, where all of your personalized content is stored.
Apple is calling this Android iteration beta and is missing some key features. Music Videos are not available and neither is signing up for a family membership within the app. The other major difference from the iOS version of Apple Music is the lack of Siri integration—though Apple also goes so far as to disable using your voice to search for songs or artists while browsing within the app.
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