Since the Cupertino company announced its streaming service Apple Music, Apple promised that a version for Android would arrive in autumn. They want to offer to owners of smartphones with this operating system a similar user experience to that offered in iOS. Having already spent most of October it is natural that Apple is already planning its launch and the leaks begin.
It has been the German site Mobile Geeks which has recently shown screenshots of what would be the beta version of Apple Music to Android, thus giving us a good idea of what will be the second Android application developed by the company. In the screenshots published, you can see the presence of most of the features that users expect, as is Beats 1, recommendations page “For Me” or social network “Apple Music Connect” and support to find and play the music catalog.
In addition, Apple has chosen to provide some new features that are not present in iOS, including the ability to change the cache size used for storing music offline. About the design of the application, Apple has decided to act differently from what Google has done in iOS, where the Mountain View company tried to recreate elements of Material Design in iOS making bespoke controls. Apple, however, has tried to respect the elements of the Android interface, but injecting its own style to the application.
The official announcement, through which we know that Apple compete in Android, occurred on June 08, 2015. Normally the Apple developer conferences do not cause much interest in the Android world but then captured our attention, bringing its new streaming music service to Android. Not available today but for the return of summer vacation, in autumn.
Cupertino announced at WWDC this new music streaming service: Apple Music. Besides being available on iOS, also will debut on Android in autumn. It will be priced at $9.99 and the first three months are free. Thus, Apple plunges to compete with Spotify. With that price, a larger catalog and some interesting extras as radios or cured Connect to monitor our favorite artists will make Spotify and Google Music to move to remain competitive. Look good this first Apple foray into Android but, anyway, will have to wait to try it to see if it is really so.