Apple Music enters Android: What it does and how you can use it

Apple Music is now on Google Play Store, which means you can download and start your three-month free trial today until you start coughing up a £9.99 per month subscription.

But before you do, here are a few things you should know about Apple Music that set it apart from other streaming services that are already on Android.

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It's universal!

Apple Music is a 24-hour online music station running live music across the world and holds over 30 million songs from various genres across the globe.

Beats 1

Beats 1 live online radio station runs not only live music, but also brings in live interviews, guest chats and live updates on the world of music to users across the globe.

Beats 1 features popular DJs like Zane Lowe in Los Angeles, Ebro Darden in New York and Julie Adenuga in London.

Apple Music Connect

Apple Music Connect lets artist upload songs, lyrics, videos and photos directly on the app from their iPhones. You will be able to like and comment on those uploads and will be able to share them via Facebook, Messages, Twitter and email.

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There are also several genre-based radio stations where you can skip songs and only listen to ones that you like.


For You section

Through this section, you will be able to access readymade playlists curated by the best-known music experts. You can also make your own playlists from songs available for streaming or from songs downloaded via iTunes previously.

Sound Quality

Apple Music streams at 256Kbps which is slightly lower than the speed at with Spotify, Google Play Music and Rdio operate. However, this won't affect your listening unless your internet connection itself is slow.

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Cost

After you complete your three-month free trial, you'll need to pay a £9.99 per month subscription fee to continue using the service. However, the Family Sharing scheme, which lets up to six users share a single subscription, costs just £14.99 per month.

To get a detailed perspective of Apple Music, do read our in-depth review of the service.

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