Apple Music is perhaps one of the most easy to access apps that Apple runs, given that it’s available on all major platforms. Interestingly, it also gets all the same updates, no matter the platform you’re using — and it looks like the version we’ve been playing with in the iOS 17 Beta is coming to Android users as well.
Apple Music’s New Look going beyond iPhone
Apple Music becomes arguably prettier and prettier each year, and this new update for iOS 17 makes it even nicer to look at. The now playing screen has received the most attention, with a large, display-covering image of the album artwork, along with some truly stunning live artwork depending on what you’re listening to. It’s a lovely update to an already attractive app, and Android users can use it too.
Also coming to Apple Music, and by the looks of things the Android version too, are some of the new features that have come in the most recent version of the iOS 17 Beta 3. There’s a new song credits section in the app, brought over from Apple Music Classical. It tells you more details about the music you’re listening to, with information about the song, the artist, the album, and even the songwriters and producers.
The new credits feature is easily accessible through the three dots menu and then by hitting the View Credits button — and excitingly for the audio weirdos amongst us, it will also tell you if the track is available in Lossless and Dolby Atmos Spatial audio. This is coming to the Android version of the app likely when iOS 17 launches for the public, and out of Beta.
One of this year’s most exciting Apple Music features is Collaborative playlists; a long-needed social element for Apple Music that allows users to make playlists together, adding, removing, and moving songs around at their leisure. This isn’t coming quite as soon, looking set to be heading our way slightly later this year.
Apple Music and Android: iMore’s take
We love Apple Music, and all of its features; and the new version in iOS 17 is the best it’s ever been. It looks great, has some more great features (Such as the new Discover Station), and feels more and more like a real competitor to Spotify every update. The fact that more users than ever can also use it on their devices from Windows laptops to Android handsets is only a massive bonus — the more that can use the app, the more incentive there is for Apple to keep improving it.
The new features are additions that we love as well. The new album artwork screen is attractive, and really makes the app stand out in the music streaming space, while the credits option lets you learn more about the music that you listen to. The Collaborative Playlists function that’s coming as well is an exciting addition to the app as well, and we can already see the iMore team playlist getting filled up with all manner of bonkers music choices.