“New screenshots of what is reportedly the beta version of Apple Music for Android have been published, providing what may be a first look at Apple’s second foray into app development on Google’s competing mobile platform,” Mike Beasley reports for 9to5Mac.
“The screenshots show most of the features users would expect, such as Beats 1 availability and the ‘For Me’ recommendations page. Apple Music Connect, the social network for musicians built into the service, is also included,” Beasley reports. “Aside from radio streaming, Apple Music for Android includes support for browsing and playing the full Apple Music catalog. Interestingly, Apple has opted to provide some new features that aren’t supported on iOS, such as the ability to change the size of the cache used to store offline music.”
“Apple relies on UI elements built into Android rather than attempting to recreate the iOS versions of them. The main navigation has even been moved from an iOS-like tab bar to a more Android-friendly slide-out sidebar,” Beasley reports. “Despite this, the company hasn’t managed to stick completely to Google’s design guidelines and has injected some of its own style into the app. For example, the For Me page almost identically mirrors its iOS counterpart.”
Read more and check out all of the screenshots in the full article here.
MacDailyNews Take: Without a free tier, we don’t see Apple Music being a raging success among the notoriously cheap Android settlers.
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[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Dan K.” for the heads up.]