New feature on Android version of Apple Music is not available for iOS

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Android version of Apple Music includes a widget that allows you to control the app from your home screen
Apple's goal with Apple Music is to surpass Spotify and become the leader in music streaming. For Apple to achieve this goal, it must provide the Apple Music service to more than just iOS users. As a result, Apple Music is available to Android users from an app that can be downloaded from the Google Play Store.

Apple updated the Android version of its Music app on Thursday, giving it a feature that you will not find on iOS. And yes, that does seem odd. The update allows Android users to control the Apple Music app through a widget on the home screen. Buttons allow the user to play a track, pause and skip a track. A heart button is present so that the listener can record his or her love for a particular song.

Having such a capable widget on the home screen is just available for Android users at present. Which means that for now, this is a feature of Apple Music that you won't find on an iPhone or iPad. We should point out that the update to the Android app also added the ability to redeem iTunes gift cards. It also gives users the capability to see what is playing on Beats 1 by using the Radio tab, and users can now add songs to a playlist without having to add them to their library. Lastly, those using the app now have the ability to discover the most popular cuts on an album.

The Android version of Apple Music is available by clicking on the sourcelink. There is a free three-month trial period. When that expires, the price is $9.99 per month for an individual, or $14.99 a month for a family with up to six members.

source: AppleMusic (Android) via BGR

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