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Apple Music for Android is finally out of beta


Apple Music for Android is keeping up with iOS.
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The first major Android app made by Apple engineers is finally ready for primetime.

Coming over a year after the launch of Apple Music on iOS, Apple released the first non-beta version of Apple Music on the Google Play Store today and it comes with a couple new features.

Now that the beta tag has been removed from Apple Music for Android, listeners now get access to equalizer settings. The release notes also mention that a number of “performance, playback, and stability improvements” have been added.

The free app is Apple’s third official app on Android, though the other two (Move to iOS and the Beats Pill app) were much smaller efforts. Apple Music for Android was unveiled in November of 2015, giving users on Google’s platform a taste of what software is like on iPhone.

A number of new features were added to Apple Music for Android during the beta testing phase. Family billing plans, music videos and a homescreen widget now bring it closer to the iOS version’s level, providing a seamless experience that can truly rival Spotify.


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