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How to get Apple Music on your Android

Now that Apple Music is available on Android it's time to give that three-month free trial a whirl

Apple Music

Apple Music

Apple Music is now available on Android. The app is in beta, but it’s pretty stable and offers the same functionality you would get with the iOS version.

Essentially the service is Apple’s answer to Spotify, letting you stream music directly to your device. You will need an Apple ID to set everything up, but there’s a three-month trial that lets you test everything Apple Music has to offer before you decide whether you want to subscribe.

The main page of the app shows you your recommendations. You can tap on the menu button in the top left-hand corner of the screen. This shows you the other pages you can access including the settings page.

To start off, your recommendations could be a little sketchy, depending on how eclectic your musical taste is. Don’t worry though: they will get better as you listen to more of the music you like using the app. Tapping on a playlist or artist will open the relevant page.

If you long press on any of the options on the various pages, you will be shown a pop-up with a variety of options. The most important one of these at the start of your Apple Music journey is at the bottom as it lets you unlike a recommendation.

If your contract doesn’t have unlimited data, it’s best to jump into the settings. The app is automatically set to stream using mobile data as well as using data and Wi-Fi for downloads. Change these settings to avoid a nasty bill.