Apple today updated its Apple Music app for Android users, adding a new feature that allows them to save downloaded songs to an SD card on compatible smartphones. "You can now keep more music offline," reads the update note.

Several Android-based phones allow users to upgrade their storage using SD and microSD cards. As The Verge points out, with the ability to save downloaded content, Android users can potentially have access to more music than iOS users who are limited to a maximum of 128GB of storage on iPhones and iPads.

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Today's Android update also adds a full schedule for Beats 1 shows and it includes My Music options for browsing by Composers and Compilations, features previously available to iOS users.

Apple Music for Android first launched in November, marking Apple's first major app for Android users. The Android-based app, available in all the countries where Apple Music for iOS is available, allows Android users to subscribe to the Apple Music service.

The Android Apple Music app, which remains in beta, can be downloaded from the Google Play Store for free. It comes with a free three-month Apple Music trial.

Top Rated Comments

lyricthejoe Avatar
106 months ago
Yeah, but then you've gotta use an android.. :p

Still better than no support at all. Poor iPhone users forced to buy higher capacity to store music and pay premiums for storage upgrade where we the Android users can enjoy SD card and not pay premiums to Apple.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
LovingTeddy Avatar
106 months ago
All that music is going to be encrypted... Apple isn't stupid.
Still better than no support at all. Poor iPhone users forced to buy higher capacity to store music and pay premiums for storage upgrade where we the Android users can enjoy SD card and not pay premiums to Apple.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
iamMacPerson Avatar
106 months ago
All that music is going to be encrypted... Apple isn't stupid.
Still came before the option to sync Apple Music downloaded music to iPods.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
mariusignorello Avatar
106 months ago
All that music is going to be encrypted... Apple isn't stupid.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Studioman Avatar
106 months ago
So?
Definately a drawback. I prefer to not have to use and logon to Google services to use my phone. No thanks
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
trekkie604 Avatar
106 months ago
Excellent. Will enable this on my Z5 now.

Hmm.... Moving from internal storage to SD results in -

Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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