Apple surprised everyone by allowing its music app to run on the Android platform. That too, just five months after its launch. The announcement came early morning today when Eddy Cue, vice president of internet software and services at Apple, tweeted his welcome message for Android users to Apple Music.
In an interview with TechCrunch, Eddy Cue admitted that one of the biggest challenges the company is now facing is how to share its music streaming service with Android users.
“One of the things is that we obviously don’t know a lot of these Android customers and we’re excited to hear what they’d like us to go do,” he said, “We hope customers will try it out and make a judgment based on how it is.”
The new app received mixed reviews after its launch on the iOS platform. It has been criticized for its un-intuitive interface, the amount of bugs and battery issues. Users also criticized its ability to sync music locally. However, it has been praised by many for many of its smart functions specially its ‘For Me’ section which suggests music according to the user’s taste.
Like its iOS version, Apple Music is available in a free trial version which lasts three months. After that, it would available on a subscription for $9.99 per month.
At the moment, only those users with an Apple ID can sign up and use this app’s services. But, those without an Apple ID need not to worry as apple is working on simplifying the process so others can also sign up and use Apple Music.