Apple Music for Android update introduces a new music video experience

Apple Music for Android update introduces a new music video experience
Despite the rivalry between Android and iOS users, Google and Apple are trying to make their services available on both platforms. Apple Music is one of the music streaming services that don't require users to own an iOS device in order to access it.

There's a catch though, as you'll need an Apple ID to join the music streaming service. If you don't have one, you can create one and take advantage of the trial offer before paying for a subscription.

However, in order to make use of Apple Music, you'll need to download the dedicated app via Google Play Store. The app has been updated frequently since its launch, but it's still not quite on par with the iOS app.

Even so, the latest update is trying to improve things for Android users by offering “a new music video experience.” Apparently, Apple Music users on Android will be able to find what's new and popular in Music Video within Browse, as well as play videos back-to-back with exclusive music video playlists.

It's not really a major update, but it's still an improvement that should make the app more useful when you're looking for something fresh to listen to.

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18 Comments

1. youssef44

Posts: 547; Member since: Apr 29, 2014

Spotify is the best ! at least they have free version and they always makes offers !! not everything with MONEY $$$$$$ like the others!

2. bucky

Posts: 3790; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

its a business....if its free you are either giving up all of your personal information or the business wont live much longer.

3. sgodsell

Posts: 7433; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

"Despite the rivalry between Android and iOS users, Google and Apple are trying to make their services available on both platforms." That's a lie. If Apple was trying to make their services available on both platforms. Then they would make FaceTime, iMessage, iMovie, iWorks, and others that are exclusive to Apple only, and are made by Apple. So it's not like Apple hasn't had the time to bring services over. So Cosmin Apple is not trying to make its services available on other platforms. Apple is all about control, and planned releases that benefit Apples platforms, and ONLY Apples platforms. Hey where is Final Cut Pro for Windows or any other platform for that matter? Please stop the lies.

5. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2246; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

Regardless if Spotify is not generating revenue on free accounts, they still have your information to solicit ads. Nothing is free.

4. Be_Mine

Posts: 288; Member since: Dec 29, 2013

But Spotify is still not available in many Countries. Even here in India. Apple Music was first available way before Google Play Music streaming service(Which was launched only last year).

7. Sammy_DEVIL737

Posts: 1529; Member since: Nov 28, 2016

Try using Wynk music, Gaana or SAAVN Music.

17. Phantom1031

Posts: 264; Member since: Aug 02, 2014

I want to be yours baby tell me how???

6. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2246; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

Apple Music has been very good for me on iOS. I can't see any other competing music streamer within the next 2 years that will place a dent in Apple Music. Unfortunately, Apple holds the cards with all of the consumer resource buying influence. I see Apple Music growing to 100+ million paid subscribers by this time next year. Also music artists will steadily want more exposure on Apple's platform.

14. mootu

Posts: 1527; Member since: Mar 16, 2017

And why would artists want more exposure on Apple's platform? Most artists in general hate streaming platforms as they get paid very little from them and especially Apple as they pay the lowest royalties of them all.

16. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2246; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

Apple has the largest marketing budget and branding of any streaming platform. Those are reasons artists will join Apple Music. It's not about streaming royalties as you mentioned. It's about signing large $19 million dollar contracts, as Drake did to join forces to involve the branding and part ownership of Apple. Spotify can't afford to do this...

8. cmdacos

Posts: 4260; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

I keep creating apple accounts a couple times a year to try free trials to see how they are doing but keep coming back to a better experience on both my paid GM account and free Spotify account.

9. TechSceptic

Posts: 1156; Member since: Feb 05, 2018

Apple is not making their services available to Android users like Google is making their services available to IOS users. IOS users can use the Google Home smart speakers just like an android user would be able to, as Google hasn't restricted them from being allowed to use it. You can't say the same for the Apple Homepod smart speaker, as you can't use that if you're on an android phone, even if you have an Apple Music subscription, it's ridiculous. The best part is that you can't even set up the Apple Homepod to start with, if you don't have an IOS device. How can you say Apple is making their services available when they do things like that? Apple is all about forcing people to buy into more of their services and devices. They aren't giving consumers a choice like Google does, if you want to use Apple's things then you're going to be forced to give them a lot of money. It's good for their profits, but it's very anti-consumer. PS: Apple Music is inferior to Spotify, especially when looking at the android version of Apple Music. There is a reason Spotify is more popular and have more users that pay, even when they have a free version, unlike Apple Music.

10. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2246; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

Apple isn't forcing you to buy HomePod. I use Amazon Echo that can be paired with a bluetooth speaker that sounds better than HomePod. No need to argue the case for Apple's reasoning for HomePod, unless you are an Android user looking to buy a HomePod. Apple Music can be streamed through your home computer, Android tablet, etc...No need to get HomePod involved.

11. TechSceptic

Posts: 1156; Member since: Feb 05, 2018

You really don't even understand the point of my comment. Come on dude. The author is saying that Apple makes their services available to people on the Android platform like Google is doing with the IOS platform. The fact is that Apple isn't doing that at all, as they barely make anything available at all. They make sure that only Apple things only work with Apple devices in most cases, as that increases their profits by limiting consumer choice and thereby competitors. The Homepod was a perfect example of that, as it is the most recent device that they have launched. It doesn't even work with an Android device at all, even though it's a smart speaker, which should easily work with everything, as every other smart speaker on the market works with every other device, apart from the Homepod.

12. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2246; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

Yes I understood your comment regarding Apple's closed eco system approach, but the article has nothing to do with HomePod, but an update to the Android App. As an Android user, you have plenty of other smartspeaker options. You realize that Amazon Echo + powerful, high fidelity Edifier R1700BT or Audioengine A2+ bluetooth speaker is much better than HomePod for roughly the same cost if not cheaper than HomePod alone. In terms of Apple's business approach...that is up to them on how they want to capture their consumers. You can choose not to become part of their product or eco system. It's your choice. The article has everything to do with Apple Music, Android app, and subscriptions and not Apple Music and HomePod.

13. midan

Posts: 2984; Member since: Oct 09, 2017

"There is a reason Spotify is more popular and have more users that pay, even when they have a free version, unlike Apple Music." There is, years head start. Apple music is currently growing faster, just few hours ago there was new article saying 40 million paid users for Apple music already.

15. mootu

Posts: 1527; Member since: Mar 16, 2017

What most seem to forget is that Spotify also has another 70 million unpaid subscribers. Now what most don't understand is that Spotify is getting revenue from this 70 million through targeted advertising, those free subscribers are still providing money for Spotify. So that is 140 million adding to the pot. Apple is only 100 million behind.

18. midan

Posts: 2984; Member since: Oct 09, 2017

All that sounds intreresting, but let's not forget the fact, Spotify isn't profitable company and never been. So clearly that's not enough what they are doing. And when Apple is stealing their potential users this fast, i don't see very bright future for Spotify, these 40 millions are away from Spotify, think about it! They are losing tens of millions of potential users because of Apple music.

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