Apple Music's Android app expected to launch soon (UPDATE: Screenshots leak)

Apple Music's Android app expected to launch soon (UPDATE: Screenshots leak)
When word came out earlier this year that Apple Music would be available to Android users via an app posted in the Google Play Store, some Android users were excited about the historical significance of such an app. After all, it would be just the second app built by Apple that was earmarked for Android users. The other app was designed to help those switching to an iPhone from an Android handset, move their content to iOS from Android.

Apple had said back in June that the Apple Music app for Android users would be released in the fall, and the tech titan says that some Android users have just received a private beta of the app. A third-party company that arranges private beta testing for a living, is handling the logistics.

One major difference between the iOS and Android versions of Apple Music, relates to the three-month free trial that iOS users can try before laying out their hard-earned cash for the service. Android users installing the app will not have the luxury of testing out the service for free before giving it a whirl. Apple is charging $9.99 a month for individual users, while families can pay $14.99 a month for up to six people. Those prices are the same regardless of which operating system is being employed.

Thanks for the tip!

source: SeekingAlpha

UPDATE: Leaked screen shots of the Apple Music for Android app have appeared.



source: MobileGeeks via 9to5Mac

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53 Comments

1. legiloca

Posts: 1673; Member since: Nov 11, 2014

And I'm expecting this app to get the same treatment as Move To iOS..

2. Scott93274

Posts: 6021; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

lol, it's going to get an incredibly low user rating. Honestly though, I think that people should not be able to rate an app unless they've actually downloaded it.

3. BobbyBuster

Posts: 854; Member since: Jan 13, 2015

You SheepDroids can be so proud of yourselves then.

4. Scott93274

Posts: 6021; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

umm.... I just made a comment that would imply that Apple's app is unfairly being rated and that measures need to be taken to limit ratings to those who have actually have actual experience with the software, and you call me a sheep?

5. 8ozchickenbreast unregistered

Just ignore the clown

7. slh163

Posts: 140; Member since: May 19, 2014

actually you can't rate an app in google play unless you download it.

11. Scott93274

Posts: 6021; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Oh, hey, you're right, I had never even bothered to try. I knew you could rate videos and music that you haven't downloaded from Google Play but those can be experienced outside of the Google Play store so it makes sense.

12. mistercarter

Posts: 360; Member since: Sep 01, 2011

so Apple haters got too much spare time to download an app, rate it and then write hateful comments

14. Scott93274

Posts: 6021; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

lol, I was thinking the same thing actually, but as BobbyBuster has proven time and time again, some people have no life.

48. Dee79

Posts: 307; Member since: Jun 19, 2014

If you hit install then the X straight after, you can then rate it. So no need to download or install any app to rate an app ;)

24. tedkord

Posts: 17041; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

IQ below 70. He can't help it.

6. Hashed unregistered

i tawt i taw a puddy cat.

25. 99nights

Posts: 1152; Member since: Mar 10, 2015

Zzzz so boring

41. discharge unregistered

are you jelouse?? bob on the knob????

45. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

How the f0ck, you were banned. PA this is ridicolous

50. discharge unregistered

I guess old bob is back ehhhh just ignore that fool no knows nothing

58. sgodsell

Posts: 6640; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

What about Apple adding face time, or other Apple apps on Android. Who am I kidding, that will never happen with Apple.

59. sgodsell

Posts: 6640; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Apple should release facetime and other Apple apps on Android as well.

23. shahrooz

Posts: 792; Member since: Sep 17, 2013

As far as I know you can't rate an app before downloading it

49. joevsyou

Posts: 1091; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

agreed, or take the amazon way saying Verified owner by their reviews

26. Awalker

Posts: 1956; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

It won't get the same treatment. A music app is different from an app who's sole purpose is to move Android users to a rival platform. I'm very indifferent toward Apple and I was thinking about signing up for Apple Music on Android but they may have waited too late. Play Music will soon offer a family plan and YouTube Red. It's a better deal.

31. BobbyBuster

Posts: 854; Member since: Jan 13, 2015

You certainly don't know SheepDroids, or better, why they are SheepDroids in the first place.

32. tedkord

Posts: 17041; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

We know that they're smarter than you. But then, so is broccoli.

42. discharge unregistered

oh do i hear bob the knob again???

43. Monsterhunter

Posts: 42; Member since: Oct 14, 2015

Cause you sheep person provide us with clothing. That is why I'm your hunter. Lol

8. hafini_27

Posts: 942; Member since: Oct 31, 2013

It better has material design.

10. mistercarter

Posts: 360; Member since: Sep 01, 2011

it does, there are a few screenshots making the rounds in some blogs and the UI is different than iOS, with hamburger menu and all

20. vincelongman

Posts: 5579; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Here's some leaked screen shotshttp://www.mobilegeeks.de/artikel/apple-music-android-erster-eindruck/ It does meet most of Material Design guidelines Competition is great for consumers!

28. cheetah2k

Posts: 2138; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

shouldn't be allowed until Android Wear gets the go ahead on iOS devices.....

36. Napalm_3nema

Posts: 2236; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

That's definitely not a fight Google wants to pick. Apple allows Google services onto their devices, even though none of them make any pretense of adhering to Apple design guidelines. If Google decided to stop an Apple app from hitting the Play Store, Apple could just remove Google's services from the App Store, which would hurt Google a lot more than Apple Music not being on the Play Store would hurt Apple.

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