Apple has recently launched an updated version of Apple Music on Android, and the biggest new addition is that it now supports Android Auto.
So if you are an Android user, but prefer Apple's music subscription services over Google Play Music or even Spotify (for whatever reason) you can now listen to it through Google's in-car platform. Apple began the beta testing for this feature on Android Auto last month.
This also means that Apple, which has its own competing take on this whole thing with CarPlay, somehow beat YouTube Music to adding Android Auto. Not the best look for Google, but at least the company has said that a car-optimised YouTube Music experience is coming soon. And to Google's credit, it was very fast to bring Google Maps to CarPlay soon after the release of iOS 12.
Apple hasn't ignored some of Android's conveniences; Apple Music also supports microSD card storage, something that doesn't exist on iOS.
The latest Apple Music update on Android also now lets you search for songs by entering some of the lyrics you might know. And it brings over the much-improved artist view that came to iOS earlier this month.
Here’s the full change log:
Search by Lyrics – Use a few of the words to find a song.
Android Auto – Experience the best of Apple Music in your car.
New Artist Pages – Start a personalised station of any Artist’s music with one tap.
Friends Mix – Enjoy a playlist features songs your friends played that we think you’ll like.
Performance improvements for Downloads, Library loading, and content playback.
Various bug fixes.