It is probably time Android users will soon get a taste of the newly launched music streaming service from Apple. As a slew of leaked screenshots which appear to be of Apple Music for Android have appeared, suggesting that the iPhone maker could soon launch its service on the rival platform.
The leaked screenshots published on the web show the app divided into various sections, which include the ‘New’ and For You screens, along with Beats One streaming radio. For the most part, the app looks like its iOS counterpart, barring a few Android-centric design nuances known as “Material Design” such as the Hamburger menu found on the upper right corner.
It will also offer Android users an option to change the size of cache for offline music stored on their device. Notably, the leaked screenshots also suggest that Apple Music for Android might offer support for the entire Apple Music catalog.
To recall, Apple officially introduced Apple Music at its WWDC event back in June for iOS, when the company announced that an Android version would also debut this fall. Apple Music is off to a rather solid start, as Tim Cook recently announced at the Wall Street Journal’s WSJDLive technology conference that the service currently has 15 million subscribers. While in August, the service had 11 million subscribers, 6.5 million of which are on a paid subscription,
Moreover, now with the service soon to debut on Android, a much strong user base can be expected. Apple Music could pose some serious competition for other popular brands including Spotify, which is a 7-year-old service that currently has 75 million subscribers. Though out of the total only 20 million are paid subscribers who pay for the $9.99 premium version.
While in the case of Apple Music, it is barely a few months since its launch and the service already has 15 million subscribers. Moreover the fact that the company does not even offer a free version of the service, apart from the limited one-month trial period. Implying that all of its subscribers will eventually be paying for Apple Music or probably hop onto something else.