Apple Music for Android update adds save to SD card for offline listening

by: Kris CarlonFebruary 4, 2016

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The Apple Music for Android app may still be in beta but it’s getting some nice new features in the latest update. You can now save tracks to an SD card for offline listening, see the full schedule of Beats 1 shows and enjoy better browsing for compilations and composers. Music videos are still listed as “coming soon” though.

If you’ve already got the beta app installed there’s nothing to do as the latest version is already in Google Play. You can manually update it of course, but it will do so of its own accord soon enough. If you don’t already have the app and want to check it out, hit the install button below on your phone to grab it and then sign up for a free three-month trial.



Apple Music has over 30 millions songs in its database and all the hand-curated playlists you’d expect from a premium music streaming service. Beats 1 and the multitude of streaming radio stations are two of the biggest draws for Apple Music for Android, but there are plenty of Google Play Music and Spotfiy aficionados that would disagree.

What music streaming service do you use? Have you tried Apple Music for Android?

  • maen baker

    So basically apple added a feature that’s exclusive to Android, since iPhone’s do not have SD card and probably never will.

  • subm

    Apple music on android is better than iOS

    • tiger

      why? because it supports expanded storage? You do realize that iOS version has more features, right?

      • balcobomber25

        Engadget did a full breakdown of both Apps, the only extra feature the iOS versions had was music video support which Apple is bringing to Android this year. Also the Android version has expanded storage, the iOS version does not! Android ftw!

        • tiger

          Why would Apple Music support SD when iPhone don’t need them? That’s kinda stupid.

          • balcobomber25

            What’s stupid is someone who is clearly an iPhone fan hanging out on an Android website. Envious much?

          • tiger

            No, just enjoying the BS of Android fanboys.

          • balcobomber25

            So you come to a dedicated Android site to “enjoy the BS”? I couldn’t imagine dedicating that much time to a platform i don’t like.

          • Scr-U-gle

            Someone has to put you no-marks right, you all claim to be developers and code experts, but you lot barely know how to turn a device on.

            How many times have I had to explain to you moRoids the most basic things, and you lot still argue from a fools position.

          • balcobomber25

            I have never claimed to be a developer or code expert….

  • Celso Rodrigues

    I use Google Play Music.

    I like it, but if Google really wants to compete with Spotify globally it really needs to expand their US-only features, like curated music stations, to the rest of the world ASAP.

    Let’s hope that the rumored introduction of podcasts later this month brings more news…

  • saksham

    haha is there srsly just one more app from apple on android ? and that is android to ios data transfer
    such aggression

  • Nick

    I find it amusing that Apple is supporting expandable memory on Android when many Android manufacturers have stopped. And Apple never had expandable memory on their devices.

    • Scr-U-gle

      What is even funnier, is android has never natively supported SD cards, it has only ever been done by OEMs to their variants of roid

  • s2weden2000

    L 0 L timMy…

  • Matt Colontrelle

    I prefer Apple Music, hate the orange and white all over Play Music. Plus when I signed up Apple actually had a family plan where Google didn’t release it until October. Both have there pros and cons but Apple beat them with the family plan and now myself and wife and kids aren’t about to start over building our library again.

  • Fabian Taveras

    The irony