Leaked Screenshots Suggests Apple Music Soon Arriving on Android
This is going to be music to ears (literally) for Android users – The news of Apple Music coming on Android is not only true and it may soon arrive on Google Play store. Apple is generally not known to release apps on competing mobile operating system, but with Apple Music, they are taking a detour.
According to Mobilegeeks.de website, who were able to get a sneak peek of the app, the development of the app is complete and currently undergoing testing with select group of beta testers.
From what we could understand (we had to translate from German), the Apple Music for Android will have same set of features as on iOS devices, including the 24-hour radio station Beats Radio. The Android app seems to have music categories such as @connect, Radio, For You and Playlists.
MobileGeeks also reports that like most of their other apps, Apple Music too is very user friendly and intuitive. It’s launch in India should definitely heat up the music streaming market in India.
Here are some screenshots of the App
Last week Apple CEO, Tim Cook has announced that Apple Music has over 15 million active users, however, only about 6.5 million users were paid subscribers. With launch of the version, the paid subscription levels are sure to see a spurt.
Although, music streaming is an extremely competitive space, Apple Music is set to disrupt it across the world, especially in India where they have announced aggressive pricing structure to gain subscribers.
Apple Music service will be available in India starting at Rs. 120 per month for individual users and Rs. 190 per month for a family subscription (up to 6 users).
At this price it is significantly cheaper than its pricing in the U.S. where it costs $9.99 (Rs. 634 approx.) for individual subscription and $14.99 (Rs. 951 approx.) for a family subscription. This translates to a discounted price of 80% approximately.
With that kind of pricing, Apple Music is on par with services like Saavn Pro and Gaana Pro who charge Rs. 120 and Rs. 99 per month respectively.
While there is no doubt that Apple Music will have much better Western Music collection, it really needs to be seen is if they can manage to have good Hindi/Bollywood collection as well.