Third-party service claims to be offering Apple Music for Android beta

Apple Music should be available on Android soon. Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Android

Apple Music should be available on Android soon. Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Android

We’ve heard very little about the official Apple Music app for Android since the service was announced back in June, but now a third-party company claims to be running a new beta program on Apple’s behalf.

Betabound is giving Android users the opportunity to register their interest in Apple Music for a chance to get early access — but we’re not totally sure it can be trusted.

“We’re excited to invite you to come test Apple Music for Android,” reads the email Betabound is sending to some users. “If you’re a current Android user that would like to join the beta for the new music streaming service, you won’t want to miss this opportunity.”

Users are then invited to click a link that takes them to a questionnaire. All of the questions are music-related, according to TechAeris; one reads, “If you could only listen to 5 albums for the rest of your life, what would they be and why?”

Once you’ve answered all the questions, Betabound promises to get back to you if you’re selected to test Apple Music.

We’re skeptical about the whole thing, however. It seems odd that Apple would use a third-party vendor for its Apple Music beta program, but perhaps it feels Betabound has a better platform for Android. But even if we assume that, what’s with the detailed music questions?

Furthermore, we’ve yet to see confirmation from anyone that has received early access to Apple Music for Android.

I’m incredibly eager to try Apple Music on Android; I’ve been using it on iOS for three months and I love it. But with the doubts I have about Betabound’s claims, I’m not sure I want to answer its questionnaire in the hope I might get access.

If you think differently, you can sign up to try Apple Music on Betabound’s website via the source link below. And be sure to let us know how you get on in the comments.