Apple Music now available on Android

by: Jimmy WestenbergNovember 10, 2015


Apple Music has finally made its way to Android.

Apple first announced that its new music service would be coming to Android devices sometime “this fall”, though we really haven’t heard much about it since then, aside from a few leaked screenshots. The majority of the features Apple originally announced would come with the service have made their way to the Android version, including the Beats 1 radio station, the Connect feature and the ability to get handpicked recommendations based on what you’re listening to. Since not all features are available in this first release, the app technically sports a “beta” tag for the time being.

Apple notes that music videos are missing from the Android version, and signing up for a family plan requires a Mac or iOS device for now.

Interested Android users can sign up for a three-month free trial. After the trial is up, individual plans will cost $9.99 per month, and when family plans become available, you can have up to six members on the same account for $14.99 per month.

The new Apple Music application for Android looks pretty similar to its iOS counterpart, though you can tell Apple at least tried to make it look a bit more like an Android app. It has a slide-out hamburger menu on the left hand side and even an overflow button for extra settings on each individual track. Interested in trying it out for yourself? Head to the Play Store link below for the download.

Download Apple Music from the Play Store
  • John Doe

    Meh ..

  • Camilla/קמילה

    Anyone have the apk?

  • Paulo Fidalgo

    LOL a game made by a friend has more downloads:

    Poor apple!!!

    • Lol, Good ad.

      • Tony T.

        Exactly. Yes. A “friend” made it…

  • z-vet

    Apple don’t get the fact that Android users are not iSheep.

    • anzensepp1987

      Yeah, they’re gSheep instead. ;)

    • Diego

      Its not for you fandroids.
      Its for the people, like me who use both iOS and android.
      Because we and other android users, are open minded.
      We are willing to try new things.

      • schahram

        I understand being open minded, but why would you pay another monthly fee when Spotify is great already in it’s free version.

        • Diego

          The free version is good for desktops, not that good on mobile.
          I rather pay for apple music rather then get almost nothing with the free version of spotify mobile.

          • But you could pay the exact same amount for the spotify subscription? Why not just use that?

          • J G

            because choices

          • tiger

            Read Spotify’s privacy policy…you’re PAYING them to invade your space!

        • tiger

          Spotify invades your privacy. Spotify is hated by many artists.

  • Camilla/קמילה

    Anyone else get the app crash on launch?

    • Suresh Aryal

      Worked fine on LG G2 Kitkat. But uninstalled right away as it requires Apple ID.

      • Camilla/קמילה

        It keep crash me on start with my note 4 with ver 5.1.1 lolipop.

      • z-vet

        Apple ID? Thanks, but thanks, no.

      • schahram

        It wants to give all payment information that they can charge automatically. It does not even let to try. Oh man, Apple is all about money and nothing else.

        • tiger

          They don’t charge dude until after 3 months. You can turn auto charge OFF.

          Don’t worry, Apple is not like Google…privacy actually matters with Apple.

    • z-vet

      Nobody knows because nobody’s gonna use it.

      • Camilla/קמילה

        I gonna so i wanna know.

  • Javid Nazim Mammadov

    Lol it looks better on Android. Thanks Material design

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  • Our Man in London

    Essential move by Apple. Their continuing device marketshare losses will start to impact their bottom line soon. They needed to do this to get access to new customers.

    • AbbyZFresh

      marketshare loss? Where?

      They’re actually slowly gaining marketshare in almost all of their markets except the US.

      • Our Man in London

        Globally. The only time they rebound a little is in the quarter when a new iPhone comes out, otherwise there’s a slow erosion. With iPads the market share loss is more pronounced.

        • tiger

          iPads losing to who? Cheap Android tablets? You clearly do not understand marketshare and profits. Marketshare means nothing. Look at Samsung…marketshare yes, but losing tons of profits in mobile phone.

    • Diego

      No its to win android users over.
      It go’s a bit like this.
      Man apple music is not bad.
      Maybe its not bad to get an iPad after all.
      We know how it go’s from there.

      • Our Man in London

        It cuts both ways. I know people who hang on to their iPhone only because of their iTunes music collection. I guess that’s no longer an issue.

    • tiger

      iOS dominates where there is money. Android dominates in poor countries.

      iOS marketshare has been behind Android for YEARS…yet, their bottom line keeps growing. Why do you think that is? Hint: Apple appeals to those that have money.

      • Our Man in London

        Not exactly. Apple is a style/luxury brand and for some a status symbol, which is why the iPhone is favoured by women and teenagers. The elderly also favour the iPhone as it’s uncomplicated (mostly because it’s limited in what it can do, I guess).

        And Android doesn’t dominate just in poor countries: Android to iPhone sales around the world: US 2.3:1 Germany 4.2:1 Spain 14.3:1 Japan 1.6:1 France 5.0:1 Australia 1.5:1 UK 1.3:1 Italy 7.6:1 (source: kantarworldpanel)
        In every country Android outsells iPhone.

        Without a userbase Apple cannot sell their apps, media, services. They’ve only stemmed their marketshare losses because they’ve entered new markets (China), and have broken Steve Jobs’ rules with smaller tablets and larger phones, and now, a stylus! No new markets left and no more form factors to steal, so now they *must* move their services to other platforms if they want to maintain profits.

  • schahram

    I removed it immediately after I really wanted to try how it is. It is asking me to give all payment information that they charge me the monthly fees after 3 months. No thank you. I am happy with my Spotify.

    • tiger

      Spotify…the one that musicians hate and with a horrible privacy policy…good luck there!

  • A.M

    Yea as soon as you needed Apple ID uninstall that’s stupid…that means you need to install Itunes on ya laptop just to use the app that’s doing to much & for me I don’t stream music so I don’t see the need for it

  • Degus Jacoby Pradana

    Its funny when i use android i can download all music for free and streaming for free

    • John Doe

      and you’re proud of the fact that you can steal people’s work without paying? Bravo. You’ve done humanity proud.

      • Degus Jacoby Pradana

        Thanks u too

  • John Doe

    lol the android sheep are mad. OH well.

  • God of chaos

    It’s remarkable how they’ve managed to port it to android while still retaining all of the flaws of the ios version. Good job, apple!