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From the dawn of its unveiling back in June, 2015, Eddy Cue’s dream was to eventually make Apple Music available to users of Google’s Android platform.
As a matter of fact, even long before the November 2015 announcement that Apple’s highly-acclaimed music streaming service would be coming to Android in beta form, the Cupertino-company’s Senior Vice President of Internet Software and Services went on the record — indicating that, “we want to bring Apple Music to everyone in the world,” because, in his opinion, “people should be able to enjoy music no matter where they are or what products they’re using.”
Well it appears that Mr. Cue & Company’s dream of a universal ‘Apple Music for all’ experience officially came to fruition this morning — when the Silicon Valley tech-giant officially announced that Android’s iteration of Apple Music — which had for months been available only in a beta release — was officially updated to version 1.0.0 — thereby ushering in a new era of fully-fledged, feature-rich Apple Music goodness to the many Android users around the globe.
“Apple Music is now available on Android. Thank you for your feedback during the beta period. This update includes equalizer settings and a variety of performance, playback, and stability improvements,” reads the press release from Apple.
During the various stages of development and refinement of Apple Music beta for Android, the Cupertino-company worked tirelessly to create as universal of a music streaming experience as possible — regardless of what kind of Android or iOS device is being used.
And, as such, Apple took the time to bake in a slew of additional features — including, among other things, support for viewing music videos, an Android home screen widget, the ability to save music to an SD card, and more, in an effort to make Android’s version of the popular music streaming service as thorough and enjoyable as it is on iOS.
So, with this official update, Android users can now officially start enjoying Apple Music — and all the many benefits thereof, plus a few extra performance enhancements for good measure — without compromise.
That said, Android users can go ahead and mosey on over to the Google Play Store and download Apple Music for free. Oh yeah and, one more thing — just to sweeten the pot, Apple is offering Android users a gratis 3-month trial of the service so they can see if it’s the right for them.
If you have one, are you planning to download Apple Music on your Android handset today? Let us know in the comments!