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



52. Larry_ThaGr81

Posts: 593; Member since: May 26, 2011

I don't see the motivation behind switching music streaming services, especially the early adopters of Google Music that are paying $7.99. I'm an early adopter, but I still wouldn't swtich even if I wasn't an early adopter because I can do so much more with Google Music.

51. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Lol I think this will bomb hard.

44. foster426

Posts: 40; Member since: Apr 07, 2015

So the notification bar isn't going to match the color of the app?

39. Sharky

Posts: 259; Member since: Jun 24, 2008

Beats Music wasn't too bad. Actually enjoy their mixes. Glad to see Apple bringing it back on Android.

16. phonehome

Posts: 812; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

This is sure going out on a limb, but wonder what chance down the road that Apple and Google (of which name of parent company is now "Alphabet") would merge? I'm sure such a thing would be met with anti-trust legislation. But also sure that money talks and bullsh1t walks.

18. combatmedic870

Posts: 987; Member since: Sep 02, 2015

When apple goes down in sure Google will buy them for their patents and pull a Motorola.

34. Hexa-core

Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 2015

Woah... you dream big, dude. +1000

54. Larry_ThaGr81

Posts: 593; Member since: May 26, 2011

I'm a pure Android user but let's be realistic here, Apple Music isn't going anywhere unless Apple decides to terminate it. Apple Music just won't be that successful on the Android market.

56. Larry_ThaGr81

Posts: 593; Member since: May 26, 2011

What's Google's motivation? Google Play Music is already established.

57. discharge unregistered

Also free while Apple nickel n dimes Apple users, but we all know the GREEEEEED of Apple

9. mistercarter

Posts: 360; Member since: Sep 01, 2011

i've used Spotify, Google Music and Apple Music, and i'm definitely team Apple Music. new music is added instantly, works like a charm and iTunes lets you change every parameter imaginable of every song. can't wait to have Apple Music on my G4

13. Scott93274

Posts: 6044; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

I like Google Play, streaming free at the moment. I think I'm going to pay for the family subscription here pretty soon and share it with the people in my office. I know nothing about Apple Music other than "Everyone hates it" from the people on this site.

15. mistercarter

Posts: 360; Member since: Sep 01, 2011

what i hated about Google Music is because it's a web app you can't do much stuff with your music but change titles, album covers and that's it with Apple Music you can even set an equalizer for every song that syncs across devices, add lyrics, etc plus new music comes out any day unlike Google which only updates their catalogue once a week so as a music geek those are the type of things i appreciate about Apple Music versus the competition

27. joevsyou

Posts: 1093; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

good points

17. vincelongman

Posts: 5838; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Google Play now comes with YouTube Red for free! Unfortunately YouTube Red is US only for now, but for people in the US its really awesome value

22. imnotascammer

Posts: 160; Member since: Aug 22, 2012

A game changer this YouTube Red is.

21. Gemmol

Posts: 793; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

If your people at the office want underground songs or songs that are not popular then Apple Music the way to go, they have contracts with more labels than the other companies which give a huge set of music to listen.

55. Larry_ThaGr81

Posts: 593; Member since: May 26, 2011

There's plenty of underground music available on Google Play Music that you'll never here on the radio because the artist aren't popular. Hell there's even an Underground genre available on Google Play Music.

33. tedkord

Posts: 17529; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

You? Really? Well, knock me over with a feather.

37. Napalm_3nema

Posts: 2236; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

The two biggest pluses of Apple Music, for me, are that the app pushes track info for every song to BT receivers and they have more of the music I listen to right now. I have been on Spotify for the last 2 months, and only track info from the first song when my phone connects to my WRX is pushed to the screen. I have to shut off the stereo to get it to refresh, and then I still only get the first. Apple Music pushes every track to the head unit. That is just laziness on the developer not to have that feature. When my Spotify term elapses Monday, I'll be back to paying for Apple Music.

40. azimesmail

Posts: 264; Member since: Nov 23, 2014

I'm with you on that one. I've used Spotify, Play Music, TIDAL, Beats, and now Apple Music. The thing that keeps me with Apple Music is iTunes and the fact you can add your own music, that's not on the service, to your library. I know Play Music does this too, but using iTunes to make my playlists and all that is so much easier than the online interface that Play Music has. I'm glad this is being released on Android soon. I've preordered the BB Priv and now I won't need to remake all my playlists or download any new music. It's all there, ready for me.

8. hafini_27

Posts: 951; 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: 5838; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Here's some leaked screen shots It does meet most of Material Design guidelines Competition is great for consumers!

28. cheetah2k

Posts: 2341; 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.

46. thowersome

Posts: 34; Member since: Jan 08, 2015

Yeah that is true but would you really try to bar Google Search, Google Maps, YouTube, G-Mail, Chrome, Glass (for those who own it), Cardboard, or Play Music (yes, some people do use it on ios)? I'm not trying to argue but it would be a bad idea if either side did a bar from the other cause who doesn't have YouTube on their phone? Apple does have the right to put apps up in Google Play and vice versa. Google Play Music.on Appstore:​987?mt=8

47. Napalm_3nema

Posts: 2236; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

Oh, I know, it's a bad idea for the consumers for that to happen. I'm just saying, one company absolutely relies on the customer base of the other, and it would also be bad for business.

1. legiloca

Posts: 1676; Member since: Nov 11, 2014

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

2. Scott93274

Posts: 6044; 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.

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