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.