Apple, so far, has had solely two apps on Android (excluding a Beats-specific app), and each appear to be quite half-hearted makes an attempt to wean customers over to iOS. One is even referred to as “Transfer to iOS”. Apple Music, which supplies Android customers entry to the corporate’s music streaming service, hasn’t fared any higher. It hasn’t seen some main motion till at the moment. With model 2.zero, Apple Music on Android lastly will get up to date to the appear and feel of iOS 10, which was launched half a 12 months in the past.
In fact, some would possibly argue that Android apps, even from competing corporations, ought to seem and behave like Android apps, utilizing Android conventions and design language. Others would favor consistency throughout all platforms. The brand new Apple Music apps is a mixture of each.
On the one hand, you continue to have a “hamburger” facet menu that you simply’ll by no means or not often see on true-blooded iOS apps. However, however, the remainder of the app appears to be like and is organized precisely the identical because the iOS counterpart. The app now lumps collectively playlists, albums, artists, and titles right into a single “Library” part. There are additionally sections For You, to Browse, and, in fact, Radio.
Contemplating Apple’s relationship with Google and Android, it’s really extra shocking that Apple it bothered with the replace in any respect. The app nonetheless will get very low opinions and complaints on Google Play Retailer, a few of which, like a login “bug”, seems to be a characteristic in spite of everything.