Apple looking for people to beta-test its Apple Music app for Android. Invitations go through 3rd party website

It has been more than three months since Apple launched its official music streaming app – Apple Music. Most people's 3-month trial period is almost out and Cupertinians should start raking up the cash from subscribers who have decided to stick with the service. It only makes sense that it is around this time that Apple will work towards pushing out an Apple Music app for Android.

Yep, Apple Music being cross-platform is something that was officially announced by the company, back in June. The service tries to compete with the likes of Spotify and Google Play Music, both of which have apps for both Android and iOS, so it's a bit of a logical step for Apple to respond in kind – even though launching apps for someone else's platform is kind of a precedent for the company.

So, the time when Android users will be able to use Apple's service seems to be nigh. A website that specializes in organising beta testing for various clients has sent out volunteer-hunting emails to its subscribers. The website's name is Betabound and its email claims that it's looking for people to test Apple Music on Android.

Apple reaching out for external beta-testing is a bit weird, sure. But, seeing as there are so many different Android smartphones out there, it may be one of the best possible moves to ensure the smoothest launch possible. Some have expressed doubt that Betabound's invitation might not be legitimate, but users of the site have stepped up to confirm that they have been testing for the company for quite some time, and that it's a serious website.

Well, whatever the truth – we are bound to find out soon enough.

source: 9to5Mac



7. zelase

Posts: 59; Member since: Apr 20, 2014

I wanted yo try beta !!

3. karamelakimo

Posts: 109; Member since: May 26, 2014

The problem about Apple music app it's just not the best beside it's tooooo expensive for a lot of people to work with .. I mean there is Spotify already so why people would go with Apple music app ?? Apple music app will be good just if they make it free or at least lower prices

5. Ahovking

Posts: 711; Member since: Feb 03, 2015

I have used Spotify (but not Google Play Music) and the moment i tried Apple Music, i knew there was no turning back, its a lot simpler and has a lot more music than Spotify. The only problem is bugs and is currently making Apple Music non-enjoyable.

8. Gemmol

Posts: 793; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

Apple music is cheaper, 15 dollars can pay for a whole family, or 10 dollars by it self which is same as google, microsoft, and other apps......and like the other person who posted, apple have more music rights with more companies giving them more songs. Every other company like Spotify Pandora or whatever only have the popular songs that most people know, with apple music it have songs that no one really know, so if you a person who like to hear underground or jus less famous people, apple have it all, other apps is basic when you compare it to the millions of songs apple have.......

9. nepalisherpa

Posts: 338; Member since: Jul 17, 2015

Too expensive? Single-person rate is the same as Spotify and Google Music. Family plan for up to six people is cheaper than Spotify (matches Google Music). Please research next time before spitting s**t in public.


Posts: 2819; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

PA PA PA..........Every hour Apple propaganda! Are you paid by Apple to do sure looks like it!

4. Ahovking

Posts: 711; Member since: Feb 03, 2015

How is this "Apple propaganda"? Apple is moving to the next stage and now seeks beta testers for its Apple Music, whats strange here is that Apple is seeking help from a third party "Betabound". There are two noteworthy things about this article that makes it worthy to post on PA, 1) Apple Music, Apple Music could very well be a flop and we can all have a good laugh at Apple or it could kill off Spotify and Google Play Music, helping Apple to dominate music for another 5 years, either way its very much news worthy, 2) is that Apple is acting out of character and going to a third party for help test their beta software, which could indicate a changing within the company to more of a open "google like" company where Apple is willing to work openly with third parties. This article neither hurts or improves apple standing within the Mobile community nor leaks or spreads false information, you fanboy are hurting real bad.

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