Apple's first native Android app? Why, Apple Music, of course

Apple's first native Android app? Why, Apple Music, of course
Say what now, Apple is into Android apps? Yep, that's the scoop from today's Apple Music streaming service presentation, as Apple announced that the music-on-demand and curated Beats 1 radio streamers will be available for Android later on in the fall. 

We can only imagine those will arrive in the form of an app in the Play Store, so we are extremely curious to see what layout and interface shenanigans Apple will have in store for its Music service on Android. 

The only Apple thing on Android now is the Beats Music app, which the team from Cupertino inherited when it purchased Beats, but this will now be replaced by Apple Music, a pretty intriguing turn of events. The new subscription streamer will cost $9.99 per month, or $14.99 for a 6-person family account, and will make a cameo on the iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac, and PC on June 30th, wiggling some room on Android and Apple TV after the summer is done and dusted.

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38 Comments

1. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009

Honestly as an Android only user this makes me hate Apple a whole lot less.

6. QWERTYslider unregistered

Why? Apple just wants to rape you for your money. There is nothing magnanimous about that.

11. sip1995

Posts: 1771; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

Just like Google do.....

18. Simona unregistered

google and apple are like cousins

30. waddup121 unregistered

coolio!

2. Martin_Cooper

Posts: 1774; Member since: Jul 30, 2013

Makes sense if they want it to succeed. Having a close to bil iOS users + s**t laods of more android users just makes this less prone to be a failure.

3. LittleGaGaKiller

Posts: 290; Member since: Jan 19, 2015

good ! finally Apple has thrown a bone to hungry pathetic Android users :) LOL. i can't wait to have Apple Music on my iPhone June 30th

4. Neros

Posts: 1016; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

Will google try to block them in fear of losing cash?

7. Martin_Cooper

Posts: 1774; Member since: Jul 30, 2013

I doubt google is gonna loose cash. Plus google doesn't block competitive apps as far as I know. There many alternatives to every single google app and service and none of them are blocked on play store.

10. Neros

Posts: 1016; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

Well, they did change their GP policy to screw over Amazon :P.

12. Martin_Cooper

Posts: 1774; Member since: Jul 30, 2013

thing is this isnt a policy issue neither can google screw apple since it doesn't offer something like spotify/apple music. Even if it did it would be impossible to block it since it would break some competitive laws somewhere in usa.

13. sip1995

Posts: 1771; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

Because Amazon offered a Play store competitor...

17. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

Amazon store is a child compared to Play Store

28. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

The company hypocrisy favoritism towards Apple continues. Everybody will concede to Apple, competitor or not, but someone else tries to step in and they get shown the door.

5. QWERTYslider unregistered

F YOU apple. We don't want you or your crappy apps.

9. BLSEOTB

Posts: 334; Member since: Mar 24, 2015

I have a LG G3 and would like to have this app, if its better than spotify. Just give it a chance who knows?

8. Neros

Posts: 1016; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

Btw I've never liked the music streaming. First you pay for the access, then you pay for the data transfer. It might be $9.99, but if you add data transfer costs, it's meh. Not every country has good wireless Internet options. Besides you can keep w/e files you want on your android handset. Anyway I don't listen to music at all on my phone.

16. Martin_Cooper

Posts: 1774; Member since: Jul 30, 2013

Thats true, thing is they care mainly for USA/UK etc where this thing will work really well. But slowly things change everywhere, more and more countries have better data connection plans for phones. In my country the best option is 2gb data per month for a phone and its really expensive. So this doesn't work here. But for now they don't need to care.

14. PhoneCritic

Posts: 1367; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

This is Good as a Android user it's about choice though I am perfectly happy with Google music I hope Apple allows the return favor by allowing android ware on Apple. I have a lot of colleague who love the Moto 360 and would love to use it with their iPhones. I don't expect the Apple service to be as good as what you would get on an iPhone because Apple will try to find a way to woo customers off of Android by showing the iOS and Android apps side by side and guess which one will have more and better features. I like this as it will force the Google team to constantly refine and hone Google play music. Competition is good for all users.

19. Martin_Cooper

Posts: 1774; Member since: Jul 30, 2013

I doubt apple will intentionally exclude features from android app. It obviously wants and needs android users and I am sure the app will be top notch. And if any features are missing that's cause they are integrated with iOS and siri that doesn't exist on android. You wont lure any customers to iOS if you build a s**tty app. You will lure them with amazing app showing them how much they care for apps and support.

15. meanestgenius

Posts: 22504; Member since: May 28, 2014

Wow. Now this is something I honestly thought I'd never see, Apple building an Android app. Tim Cook is definitely taking Apple places that I doubt the late Steve Jobs would ever have gone. Kudos, Apple. This is a great move. With this move, every OS maker/owner will now have their software available on multiple platforms. This is great for the industry on a whole.

24. pixelated

Posts: 108; Member since: May 03, 2015

By saying this which "OS maker" u r talking about? Google? Microsoft? Blackberry? Others? They already have their presence on other OSes. Apple was the only exception.

32. meanestgenius

Posts: 22504; Member since: May 28, 2014

I am well aware of that. That's why I said "With this move, EVERY OS maker/owner WILL NOW HAVE their software available on multiple platforms." Apple is now no longer the exception. I thought it was rather obvious what I meant.

31. Galaxy_Apple

Posts: 129; Member since: May 24, 2015

Well Steve Jobs made itunes the force it is now, don't know if you remember ? iTunes became popular only after it was made to work with windows.

33. meanestgenius

Posts: 22504; Member since: May 28, 2014

Steve Jobs would never have put ANY app on Android, much less a music app. That's what I mean by Tim Cook is taking Apple places that Steve Jobs never would. Microsoft and Apple have always been allies of a sort, dating back to the 90's. The same cannot be said for Apple and Google.

35. Galaxy_Apple

Posts: 129; Member since: May 24, 2015

one time Apple considered google as it's closest friend and even had Eric Schmidt become a board member. Who really knows what Steve would or would not have done , He obviously felt google betrayed his trust with Android. but I'm sure he would have done something similar to what he did with Windows. He often criticized Microsoft but worked with them when things needed to be done, just like Android. Either way Apple under Steve jobs was far more innovative IMO, now Tim's way is to be a follower I prefer a person who was arrogant and innovative to someone who is timid and simply following trends set by others.

38. meanestgenius

Posts: 22504; Member since: May 28, 2014

I prefer Tim Cook's way. I'm not sure if I would call Steve Jobs an innovator. What he mostly did was take existing products and make them "better" or easier to use for the demographic he was aiming at. There is a whole host of prior artwork that Apple "borrowed" from. Not to say that he didn't innovate anything, but he worked more off of existing/prior artwork. And again, NO WAY would Job's have worked with Google once Android came out. As you said, he felt betrayed, even if that wasn't the case. His ego was just too big. Tim Cook is more of "let's just concentrate on making the best product we can make" type of guy. He's not trying to make enemies, like Job's did. Tim's just trying to sell merchandise. As much of it as he possibly can.

20. zig8100

Posts: 244; Member since: Dec 13, 2012

Thats great but I'll stay with Spotify.

27. zinger69

Posts: 86; Member since: Feb 13, 2014

Agreed. Still not sure what the advantage is over Spotify or Google music. It's cool that Apple is bringing it over to Android but I suspect after the novelty of it wears off, it will just be another streaming service in an already crowded field.

36. Napalm_3nema

Posts: 2236; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

The family plan is cheaper than Spotify's, plus you get three months free. Spotify is in big trouble.

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