Apple announced Apple Music during its WWDC 2015 and launched it for iOS through iOS 8.4.1. During the unveiling keynote, Apple promised the app will also be launched for Android, company’s arch-rival in the mobile software industry. While Apple was teased the Apple Music on Android during the event and said that it will be available in the Fall of 2015, but after there was no word or news about the Android version. But now some new screenshots seems to reveal Apple Music service running on Android platform.
This first leak of Apple Music screenshots are reportedly of a beta version of the Android application and provides a good first look at Apple’s second foray into Google’s competing Android platform.
The leaked screenshots reveal most of the features one would expect Apple to include in its Android application. These features include Beats 1, “For Me” recommendations, and Apple Music connect. Apple Music for Android includes support to play complete Apple Music catalog and interestingly, Apple has introduced a feature that is not available on iOS; ability to change the size of offline Music cache on the device.
While Apple is not strictly following Android design language for its Apple Music app, at the same time the application is not a blatant iOS clone. The navigation for the application as been moved from the bottom, as found on the iOS app, to the left as a slide-out sidebar which is common is Android apps. The For Me page on the Android app looks exactly like its iOS version.
The screenshots were originally published by MobileGeeks.de and appear to be legitimate and are in line with the design shown by Apple during WWDC. While the leaked screenshots fail to provide a detailed look at every feature of Apple Music on Android, but the gallery below still provides a good look at how the app will look and behave like on Android.
During WWDC unveiling, Apple had announced the Android app for Apple Music will be launched in the fall of 2015, with many believing it to be hitting the Play Store next month.