Apple introduced their first major app for Android devices on Tuesday November 10. Thanks to Apple for expanding their platform, Android-based smartphones and tablets will now have the Apple Music app. The music app will let Android users subscribe to the streaming service, listen to Beats 1 Radio, and have access to the Apple Connect artist-based social network.
The Apple Music app is available to download from the Google Play store and requires the Android 4.3 version or later. The app is available for users in all of the countries that you can find Apple Music for iOS, with the exception of China. The streaming service includes the same three-month trial for Android users and also carries on the same $9.99 monthly fee for an individual plan and $14.99 for a family plan.
The design for Android offers a similar look to the iOS version, but seeing as it’s in beta, it will not include music videos or the chance to sign up for a family membership within the app. If you want to purchase the family membership plan, you will need to purchase it on an iOS device.
According to Eddy Cue, Apple Music is “a full native app” and it will “feel very much like an Android app.”
“We wanted customers on Android to naturally be able to use it — what they’ve learned and how they interact is common. Things as simple as [that] the share icon looks like an Android share icon; the menu structure being where it is; these are things that most Android customers are familiar with. We wanted to make sure that they felt very familiar with Apple Music when they sat down to use it.”
Cue also told TechCrunch that Apple’s decision to create the app for Android was based on the idea and desire to let people enjoy music “no matter where you were and what products you were using.” Apple wants to give everyone a chance to be able to try Apple Music.