+ Thursday October 24th, 2019

Apple Music
After announcing Apple Music for Android at WWDC earlier this year, Apple has finally launched their music service for Android with an app now available to download from Google Play.

The Apple Music service which launched for Apple users at the end of June, is now available for Android users, though the app description in Google Play lists it as a ‘Beta’ – but it seems pretty polished.

Apple Music is an Apple service so you’ll need an Apple ID to use it, but once you’re signed up (and it’s a fairly convoluted process even with an active Apple ID), you can access a 3-month free trial with access to over 30 million songs. For Australian users you’ll pay $11.99 per month after the trial ends, and if you were thinking of that family plan, you can get it, but you’ll need access to an iOS or MAC to upgrade.

There’s some decent features included, including access to their hand-curated radio stations, including the most well known of them all: Beats 1. Features include:

  • Start your 3-month free trial to play from over 30 million songs in the Apple Music catalog.
  • For You: Get handpicked recommendations by music experts based on what you already listen to and love.
  • New: Browse and play the latest, greatest new music available—curated by our editors.
  • Radio: Tune in to music, interviews, and exclusive radio shows on Beats 1 or play radio stations created by our editors.
  • Connect: Get a closer look at your favorite artists’ work, inspirations, and world with photos, music, and videos.
  • Playlists: Keep all your favorite Apple Music playlists together with your own mixes.
  • My Music: Find all of your iTunes purchases and saved music from Apple Music in one place.
  • Availability and features may vary by country.

If you’re so inclined, you can head over to Google Play and grab the app, sign up for the service and give it a go.

Source: Google Play.

Daniel Tyson  


Dan is a die-hard Android fan. Some might even call him a lunatic. He's been an Android user since Android was a thing, and if there's a phone that's run Android, chances are he owns it (his Nexus collection is second-to-none) or has used it.

Dan's dedication to Ausdroid is without question, and he has represented us at some of the biggest international events in our industry including Google I/O, Mobile World Congress, CES and IFA.

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I was hoping I could use this to replace Google Play music but the mp3’s stored on my phone don’t show up.

Daniel Narbett
Daniel Narbett

Poo, won’t install on my tablet (says phone only) : /

However it’s working great on my phone. I’m excited because I’ve got 90 gig of tunes up in Apple’s ‘music match’ service, and this app let’s you access them on Android! And the other features are cool too I guess.


I’ve been an rdio subscriber for years but I’m seriously considering making the switch, mainly because you’d have to assume Apple will generally have the best track selection.


I wouldn’t say it’s a “convoluted process” at all. Actually quite simple.

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