Apple Music subscribers on Android got some much-needed love from Apple today in the form of an update that brings a fresh UI to the streaming app.
It’s been nearly a year since Apple unveiled its Apple Music redesign as part of iOS 10 at WWDC 2016, but Android users are just now getting a taste of the interface’s bold, streamlined look.
New features include the option to read lyrics on songs. The For You recommendation section got redesigned. And album artwork enjoys a bigger focus in the new UI, which brings navigational changes that save users some swipes.
Apple released Apple Music on Android in November 2015 as its first and only major app on the platform. The app doesn’t get updated as frequently as the iOS version (in fact it lingered in beta for nearly a year). Apple’s only other Android offerings are an app for the Beats Pill and another that makes it easier for switchers to move to iOS.
Here’s the full list of new stuff in the Apple Music Android app:
- Now Playing. Read lyrics for songs as you listen.
- Library. Navigate your music easily and see the Downloaded Music you can play offline.
- For You. Get recommendations for playlists, albums and more, based on music you love.
- Browse. Listen to new music first, plus playlists for any mood or activity.
- Radio. Tune in to Beats 1 shows or listen to stations for any genre.