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Apple Music beta launches on Android devices today

By dkpope
Nov 10, 2015
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  1. The day has come when Android users can have their own slice of the Apple Music pie. TechCrunch reports that a beta version of the Apple Music app launches today on Android. It’s only the second Apple program on Google’s mobile platform – and it's quite a bit different in philosophy than the first one which was the “move to iOS” app.

    Android users get the same three-month trial that iOS users got, but while in beta there will be some missing features and upgrades (such as music videos.) The app is designed to look and feel like a standard Android app because Apple says they want Android users to be comfortable with it, and not feel like their device got iOS-ified. The app also works with For You, New, Radio and Beats 1, Connect and My Music, so the library you've built on your Android phone won't be ignored.

    For now, you need a Mac or iOS device to sign up for a family membership. The app requires Android version 4.3 or better, and it’s a 29MB download. Once the three-month trial ends, Apple Music costs $10-per-month. And a funny tidbit in the TechCrunch story is that if you buy an Apple Music Subscription in the Android app, Google gets 30 percent of that transaction.

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  2. m4a4

    m4a4 TS Guru Posts: 752   +273

    It's going to be another iTunes for PC, isn't it?
     
  3. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 6,509   +2,056

    So Apples branching out and running it's cons on other peoples turf now.
     
    Last edited: Nov 11, 2015
  4. bobeck

    bobeck TS Rookie

    Was interested to try this on my tab s only to see its not compatible...bummer
     
  5. kanehi

    kanehi TS Rookie Posts: 41   +6

    OMG now Apple is invading Android's turf! I guess their acquisition of Beats isn't working out with low sales. I think Mr Cook will be eating crow for breakfast!
     

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