Apple Music on Android has mostly been an underwhelming experience, the initial hiccups with the payment system and the app in itself have not been that great. Apple has now revamped its Android app and the Version 2.0 of the app is seemingly based on the one in the iOS device. Apple Music for Android now features a clutter-free UI with the reorganised sections including Library, For You, Browse and Radio. The recommendation section has also been given a makeover with importance given to the album art.
Apple says that the new app will bring all features from its iOS counterpart and will also let you add favourite music to the library and download the same for offline use. The best part is the Apple Music radio stations that are handpicked and placed along with dozens of other Radio stations that one could simply tune in to. Android users can also sync lyrics with their favourite songs and can listen to artists performing live or on-demand. Apple Music is now available across more than 100 countries and can be downloaded from Google Play Store.
Apple had earlier announced different tiers for Apple Music in India with the Student membership costing less than a Dollar. The subscription fee is competitive indeed and the music catalogue is also pretty impressive as opposed to the other players in the market. I personally see the Apple Music as an alternative to Spotify especially in regions like in India where the latter is not available. I also hope the sign-in bug that played the spoilsport has been taken care of and so is the payment system. Apple Music was launched for Android in 2015 and has been Apple’s only app for Android (apart from “move to iOS”).