Apple Music for Android gets playback and playlist fixes


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Apple Music on Android.
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Apple has rolled out yet another update to Apple Music for Android. Its latest release fixes issues with music playback and albums added to playlists.

Since replacing the Beats Music app on Android, Apple Music has received mixed reviews. Many Android users have left low ratings simply because it’s an Apple app, but in actual fact, the experience is almost identical to that found on iOS.

And with every update Apple rolls out, it keeps getting better. The latest — version 0.9.11 — resolves a playback issue that could cause songs to skip over the first two seconds of music, and “fixes an issue where albums added to a playlist appear in an unexpected order.”

Some Android fans would argue Apple Music is actually better on Google’s platform, because it offers home screen widgets — a feature we still don’t have on iOS. This allows users to control their music from the home screen without having to jump into the Apple Music app.

Apple Music requires Android 4.3 Jelly Bean or later, and it’s a free download from Google Play. You will need a subscription to enjoy the service, which is $9.99 a month of individuals or $14.99 a month for families, but you can take advantage of a 90-day free trial before signing up.


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