When Apple first announced that they would be launching their new music streaming service on Android some were surprised, others weren’t. But now months after it’s release we have yet to see an official release date for when Apple Music will hit the platform.
Thankfully we can see that it is on its way, that is thanks to a recent leak of a number of screenshots for the beta version of the Android Apple Music application, which were posted by 9to5 Mac and provide a quick look at what we might expect.
Said to include full support for browsing and playing the full Apple Music catalog, the site states that Apple have added all the features you expect from the iOS version, but also some custom ones just for Android users, such as they ability to change the size of the cache which is used to store off-line music.
In bringing its software to Android, Apple has taken a slightly different approach from Google’s own iOS apps. While Google’s apps attempt to mimic the company’s Material Design principles—even going so far as to include custom-made toggle switches and other elements—Apple relies on UI elements built into Android rather than attempting to recreate the iOS versions of them. The main navigation has even been moved from an iOS-like tab bar to a more Android-friendly slide-out sidebar. – 9to5 Mac explains
We don’t have an official release date for the Android version of Apple Music yet, however Apple did previously state that it will be available in fall 2015, which would indicate a launch day somewhere within the next few weeks.
As soon as we have confirmation we will let you know.
In the meantime you can find out more about this leak at the source link below.
Source: 9to5 Mac