Apps & Software

Apple Music hits 10 million downloads on Andriod

Apple Music for Android has surpassed 10 million downloads on the Google Play store, nearly ten months after it was released on the platform. Specifically, the app’s total number of installs is now between 10 million and 50 million, up from between 5 million and 10 million, as of some point in the past day.

Apple Music’s achievement makes a strong statement as the streaming service had to compete with already well-established players like Spotify when it was launched by the Cupertino-based tech giant last year in June.

Since the app first became available, Apple has slowly been adding features and improving the experience. The company added the ability to save music to SD cards for offline listening in February, support for a homescreen widget in March (both Android-only features), and the long-available-on-iOS family plan and video playback features in April. At the exit of beta, the app rounded out its feature set with equalizer settings and stability improvements.

Apple’s streaming music service had 15 million paying subscribers as of WWDC 2016 in June. Industry leader Spotify, by comparison, had 30 million paying subscribers at around the same time period.

Apple Music for Android is available as a free download on Google Play for devices running Android 4.3 or later.



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