If you’re an Android user and music fan you might be excited to find out that South Africa is part of the launch countries for Apple’s Apple Music for Android.
All you need to do to get access to this amazing music streaming service from Apple is head on over to the GooglePlay store and download the Apple Music for Android app for free. Apple is giving Android users the same love it gave iOS users by giving a three-month free trail. You can subscribe to the service for R59.99 p/m for individual subscription or R89.99 for the Family Plan where up to 6 people can link up. If you’re an existing member then you just need to sign into your account once you’ve downloaded the app.
Note that you should be running Android 4.3 Jelly Bean to be able to download the app. Also sign-ups and upgrades to Family sharing require Mac or iOS.
Apple Music has been extremely successful among iPhone users with Tim Cook recently announcing that 6.5 million users have subscribed to the paid music streaming service.
Both versions of the app look almost identical and the same user friendly experience was carried over to the Android version. These are the features that are yet to come to the Android version:
- Music videos are coming soon;
- Sign-ups and upgrades to Family memberships require Mac or iOS; and
- Sign-up process to be optimised for Android.