Apple Music now available for Android
Apple released its streaming service called Apple Music for iOS devices on June 30 with the promise of bringing the service over to Androids in the near-future. Today, Apple has delivered, and Android users can now download the Apple Music app and try the streaming service out for themselves. According to images of the app itself, it seems as though the Cupertino-based tech manufacturer made a few small changes so that Apple Music will feel like it fits well on an Android.
Beyond this, Apple is also allowing Android users to take advantage of the 3-month free trial. This may be enough to convince some users to try out the service, even if it just means saving money for a few months and then returning to other services like Spotify or Google Play Music. Unfortunately, the Android version of Apple Music is not quite as full-featured as its iOS counterpart. Music videos are not able to be viewed as of right now, and family memberships can still only be set up using a Mac or iOS device.
Other than these absent features, the service itself is nearly identical to what is available on iOS devices. Apple Music releasing on yet another platform could be cause for worry for Spotify, a competitor that is desperately trying to keep its premium subscribers from trying out different services. When Apple's streaming service was originally released, the reviews were generally positive, but that may not translate into high numbers of subscribers, especially on a competing platform.