Apple Music for Android beta appears on Google Play

“Apple on Tuesday released a beta version of its Apple Music service for Android users, just the third time the Cupertino company has crafted an application for its rival mobile operating system,” AppleInsider reports.

“Android users can now begin their three-month trial of Apple Music,” AppleInsider reports. “Music videos are not yet available, and the sign-up process hasn’t been optimized for Android — purchasing or upgrading to a family membership will require a Mac or iOS device.”

“Apple appears to have adapted the application’s user interface slightly to conform to Android interaction paradigms,” AppleInsider reports, “but doesn’t seem to have adopted Google’s material design.”

MacDailyNews Take: Really, what’s the point of having a purchase option on Android anyway? (smirk)

Read more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: Let the attempts by fragmandroid settlers to sign for multiple free 3-month Apple Music trial periods commence!

It’s like giving a glass of ice water to somebody in hell. — Steve Jobs

Screenshots leak of Apple Music app for Android – October 23, 2015
Apple Music app for Android likely to struggle without free ad-supported tier – October 20, 2015

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Readers “Fred Mertz” and “Dan K.” for the heads up.]


  1. At this point the app is more useful for iOS users that moved over to Android. If so it’s an interesting move to somewhat lower the urge to repurchase music in Android’s ecosystem.

  2. …and again, I turn my 64 GB iPhone on in the truck to play Jim Hall’s “Concierto”, just bought and added to iTunes (via a CD).

    What do I get, but a notice that I am NOT ON A NETWORK!!!
    I have an Android company phone, I don’t need to carry around another bill (so my iPhone is more iPod) but I do expect my iPhone to still work without wifi….or Apple Music, which has screwed it up to the core.

    Fortunately, Prime Music on my POS MoTo worked fine.
    That’s sad…and aggravating as HELL!!!!

    (lesson is, I won’t be adding Apple to my MoTo)

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