Apple Music for Android exits beta, gains equalizer settings and performance improvements

By , Aug 3, 2016

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Apple Music for Android has dropped the beta flag, reveals the app’s official description on Google’s Play store. Today, Apple Music for Android was updated to version 1.0 as the app is no longer in beta, signaling Apple’s confidence that it enables experiences its iOS counterpart has provided since launch. The app made its surprising debut in November of 2015 as Apple’s first-ever Android software because the company wanted to make it easy for music lovers to allow people to enjoy music “no matter where you were and what products you were using”.

The latest version lets you stream Apple Music tracks, tune in to curated radio stations, create custom playlists, access recommendations, watch music videos, consume exclusive content on the service and even sign up for family accounts.

Aside from exiting beta, today’s update also packs in all-new equalizer settings and a variety of performance, playback and stability improvements. The 33-megabyte download requires a smartphone or tablet with Android 4.3 and up.

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Here are the features Apple highlights in the Play Store description:

  • Enjoy over 30 million songs from the Apple Music catalog.
  • Explore thousands of playlists for any genre or activity, created by expert curators with a passion for music.
  • Get recommendations for playlists and albums based on the music you love.
  • Add your favorite music to your library and access it on all your devices.
  • Hear your favorite artists & DJs from around the world on Beats 1.
  • Tune in to on-demand, curated radio stations, and hear more of the music you want.

Like on iOS, Apple Music for Android is available for $9.99 per month after a free three-month trial, or $14.99 for a family of six. At the time of this writing, the Play Store showed a rating for the app of 3.3 out of 5 stars, based on nearly 90,000 user reviews.

Download Apple Music for Android from the Play Store.

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