Fandroids can finally boogie down to Apple Music
Apple Music for Android has finally arrived on the Google Play Store today after being publicly demoed at WWDC in June.
The new app brings Android users over 30 million songs from the Apple Music catalog, Beats 1 Radio, Playlists, Connect, and more. Apple’s offering users a 3-month trial, just like iOS. Pricing starts at $9.99 for a single plan, but Apple says your’ll need a Mac or iOS to sign-up for a $14.99 family plan.
Apple VP Eddy Cue says the launch is part of Apple’s plan to do things in music for everyone:
“We’ve obviously been really excited about the response we’ve gotten to Apple Music. People love the human curation aspects of it, discovery, radio,” Cue told TechCrunch ahead of the launch. “But from the moment we got into music, many, many years ago, we’ve always wanted to do things for everyone when it came down to music. Part of that was letting you enjoy your music no matter where you were and what products you were using.”
Android users can grab the beta version of Apple Music for Android on the Google Play Store in all countries where Apple Music for iOS is available – expect in China, which is coming soon.
Some features from the iOS Apple Music still haven’t been added. Music video are still in the works, and Apple is working on cranking out a lot of bug fixes.
“It’s a full native app, so it will look and feel like an Android app. The menus will look like Android, you know the little hamburger they use on the top. It’ll definitely feel very much like an Android app,” says Cue.