Apple music for android launch? Apple launched is Music app for Android phones in 2015. Apple kept much of the same design from the original iOS app, but embraced the typical Android layout too. True to Android design, the app has a left slide-out “hamburger” menu (so named for the three horizontal lines that look like a hamburger) where you can jump to different sections. That menu is where you’ll find the For You, New, Radio, Connect, Playlists and My Music tabs. The hamburger menu keeps things a bit more organized, but it does make it more tedious to switch between tabs.
Apple recently also updated the beta app of Apple Music for Android with bug fixes and a new feature some subscribers are sure to love: Apple Music can now store music on an SD card.
On Thursday, Apple released an update for Apple Music on Android which gives users the option to control the app through a widget on the home screen. There are buttons to play, pause and skip tracks, as well as a heart button to let the app know that you like the current song. Anything more complicated than that and you’ll have to open the app.
Now you can add songs from the Apple Music for Android catalog to playlists without having to add it to your library. You can also:
- Control playback with a widget you can add to your home screen
- Redeem gift cards in Settings to renew your membership using iTunes credit
- See what’s playing on Beats 1 directly from the Radio tab — without having to tune in
- Tap the name of the currently playing song in Now Playing to go to the album
- See which songs are most popular on albums in the Apple Music catalog
The update also gives Android users the ability to add songs to playlists without adding them to the library, redeem iTunes gift cards, see which songs are most popular within an album and see what’s playing on Beats 1 from the Radio tab.