Apple Music for Android Updated With 'Listen Now' Tab, Improved Search, Autoplay, and Crossfade Feature

Apple Music received a redesign in iOS 14 with a more personalized Listen Now tab, an improved search experience, autoplay functionality, and more, and these features have just been rolled out to the Android version of the app.

apple music android listen now

Apple Music for Android version 3.4 during beta testing via Android Police

Version 3.4 of Apple Music for Android has also gained a crossfade feature. When enabled through the app's playback settings, songs will overlap and crossfade, with users able to set a crossfade duration of up to 12 seconds. Interestingly, this feature is not available in Apple Music on the iPhone or iPad, although it is an option in the Music app on Mac.

According to the Play Store release notes, Apple Music for Android has also gained sharing to Instagram, Facebook, and Snapchat Stories, as well as improved app performance. There's also a security patch, according to an Apple support document.

Top Rated Comments

macduke Avatar
16 months ago
I forget how much this looks like an Apple app but on Android. But it makes sense given that Google doesn't care about making their apps match iOS either.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
brar.arsh Avatar
16 months ago
And We are waiting for Crossfade ForEver!!
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
WiseAJ Avatar
16 months ago
Hopefully they bring cross fade to iPhone and iPad soon too then
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Prabas Avatar
16 months ago
Crossfade first on Android, it's like Google adding new features first to iOS rather their own platform.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
gsmornot Avatar
16 months ago

Are there any numbers on how many people actually use Apple Music on Android devices? Most people I know with Android phones actively dislike Apple products and services...
the primary device in my car is Android. I do that because there are some apps I like that are only on Android. Also, I don't feel bad leaving it in the car all the time, who's going to take it.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Jeremy Mathers Avatar
16 months ago
Crossfade is the last step the finishing touch on Apple Music to make it perfect
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)

Related Stories

apple music android listen now

Apple Music for Android Reportedly Won't Support Dolby Atmos

Tuesday May 18, 2021 2:55 am PDT by
Apple Music on Android devices will not include Dolby Atmos support when Apple launches Spatial Audio on the streaming service in June. That's the claim from MySmartPrice, which says it received confirmation from Apple India that the sound technology would not be crossing the divide between Apple and Android ecosystems. For anyone confused by all the audio nomenclature that's been bandied...
apple music pride

Apple Music Celebrating Pride With New Content Every Sunday in June

Tuesday June 1, 2021 9:38 am PDT by
Apple Music is celebrating Pride this year with a new space that's designed to highlight the LGBTQ+ community both in June and year-round. For Pride month, Apple plans to release new content each Sunday that focuses on Equality, Resilience and Community. Content will include Pride Talks, which are short original videos that include conversations with Rob Halford (Judas Priest), Ben Platt,...
apple watch tidal

Tidal Releases Apple Watch App With Offline Playback and More

Tuesday May 25, 2021 8:50 am PDT by
Tidal this week released an Apple Watch app, allowing subscribers to stream music and control playback directly on their wrist, without an iPhone nearby. The app is available through the App Store on watchOS. Tidal on the Apple Watch provides access to tracks, albums, playlists, and downloaded content that can be listened to offline from anywhere without internet connectivity. Apple Music...
apple music for artists

Apple Redesigns Apple Music Website for Artists

Wednesday June 2, 2021 2:02 pm PDT by
Apple today overhauled its Artists.Apple.com website, which is designed for artists who are creating content for Apple Music. The updated site is meant to be a centralized location that will let artists access the Apple Music tools and services that are available to them. Artists.Apple.com will serve as the home for all artist activity on Apple Music, and it will act as an entry point into...
apple music tv uk canada

Apple Music TV Expands to the UK and Canada

Friday April 9, 2021 8:07 am PDT by
Following its launch in October last year, Apple Music TV has today expanded to the UK and Canada (via 9to5Mac). Apple Music TV offers a constant live stream of currently popular music videos, live shows, and events that run for 24 hours every day. Every Friday, Apple Music TV debuts new videos and there are appearances from ‌Apple Music‌ 1 radio hosts with interviews and more. The...
apple music logo

Apple Music Teaser References 'Hi-Res Lossless' and 'Dolby Atmos'

Sunday May 16, 2021 4:04 pm PDT by
Earlier today, Apple Music began teasing a special announcement with the tagline "Get Ready – Music is About to Change Forever." This teaser comes amid a rumor that Apple is preparing to announce the third-generation AirPods alongside a HiFi, or lossless audio streaming tier for Apple Music on Tuesday, May 18. Now, references to "Apple Lossless," "Free Lossless," "Hi-Res Lossless," and...
lossless audio badge apple music

Apple Music 'Lossless' Logo Surfaces Amid HiFi Tier Rumors

Monday May 17, 2021 1:42 am PDT by
Amid several rumors about the launch of a new HiFi Apple Music tier, a brand new graphic found within Apple Music on the web has solidified speculation that Apple is planning to announce a new Lossless audio streaming feature for Apple Music subscribers. Discovered by designer Stijn de Vries, a new Lossless logo has been found within Apple Music on the web. There is also a second logo that...
iPhone Hi Fi Apple Music Feature

Apple Music Gaining Spatial Audio and Lossless Audio in iOS 14.6, Not All Tracks Supported at Launch

Monday May 17, 2021 8:29 am PDT by
Apple Music's incoming Spatial Audio with Dolby Atmos and Lossless Audio features will be available in June on devices running iOS 14.6, iPadOS 14.6, macOS 11.4, and tvOS 14.6 or later, according to Apple. Apple said thousands of tracks will be available in Spatial Audio with Dolby Atmos at no additional cost, with more added regularly. Already available on the AirPods Pro, Apple describes...

Popular Stories

iPhone 14 Mock pill and hole thumb

ProMotion Now Expected to Remain Exclusive to iPhone 14 Pro Models, Not Expand to Entire Lineup

Sunday January 16, 2022 8:56 am PST by
Continuing the tradition set with the iPhone 13 Pro, only the highest-end iPhone 14 models will feature Apple's ProMotion display technology, according to a respected display analyst. Ross Young, who on multiple occasions has detailed accurate information about Apple's future products, said in a tweet that ProMotion will not be expanded to the entire iPhone 14 lineup and will remain...
safari icon blue banner

Safari Bug Allows Websites to Track Your Recent Browsing Activity in Real Time [Updated]

Sunday January 16, 2022 3:37 pm PST by
A bug in WebKit's implementation of a JavaScript API called IndexedDB can reveal your recent browsing history and even your identity, according to a blog post shared on Friday by browser fingerprinting service FingerprintJS. In a nutshell, the bug allows any website that uses IndexedDB to access the names of IndexedDB databases generated by other websites during a user's browsing session....
ipad air 4 video

New iPad Air Rumored to Launch This Spring With A15 Chip, 5G, Center Stage Camera, and More

Saturday January 15, 2022 8:05 pm PST by
Apple is planning to release a fifth-generation iPad Air with similar features as the sixth-generation iPad mini, including an A15 Bionic chip, 12-megapixel Ultra Wide front camera with Center Stage support, 5G for cellular models, and Quad-LED True Tone flash, according to Japanese blog Mac Otakara. Citing reliables sources in China, the report claims that the new iPad Air could be...
Unlikely Products 2022 Feature

Six Rumored Apple Products You're Unlikely to See This Year

Saturday January 15, 2022 2:06 pm PST by
Much has been said about what consumers could see from Apple in 2022, but the company is also working on a handful of rumored products that aren't expected to be unveiled for at least another 12 months, and in some cases a lot longer. Of course, that's assuming they get released at all. Apple works on many potential products some of which ultimately never see the light of day. With that in...
AirPods Pro Gen 3 Mock Feature Red

AirPods Pro 2 Could Start a New Accessory Ecosystem

Friday January 14, 2022 2:34 am PST by
Apple's second-generation AirPods Pro could arrive alongside a new series of accessories, recent leaked images suggest. Alleged leaked photos of the next-generation AirPods Pro obtained by MacRumors showed a charging case with a metal loop on the side for attaching a strap. Apple has not used this design for any of its other AirPod models and it is unclear why it would be added in this...
netflix2

Netflix Again Raises Prices for All Plans, 4K Streaming Now $20 Per Month

Friday January 14, 2022 12:46 pm PST by
Netflix today updated the prices for its streaming plans, and all of its offerings are now more expensive. The Basic plan is now priced at $9.99 per month, the Standard plan is priced at $15.49 per month, and the Premium plan is priced at $19.99 per month. The Basic plan is $1 more expensive, up from $8.99 per month. This plan allows users to watch on just one screen at a time, and it limits ...
tesla carplay solution

Developer Showcases Apple CarPlay Workaround for Teslas

Monday January 17, 2022 7:24 am PST by
A Tesla Model 3 owner has resorted to a workaround to implement Apple CarPlay in his vehicle, amid no sign of official support from Tesla (via Tesla North). Apple CarPlay and Apple Music support are among the most-requested Tesla features, but with no indication that Tesla is willing to implement Apple CarPlay in its vehicles, Polish developer Michał Gapiński took matters into his own...
top stories 20220115

Top Stories: iPhone 14 Pro Rumors, iCloud Private Relay Controversy, iOS 15.2.1 Released, and More

Saturday January 15, 2022 6:00 am PST by
Hole-punch? Pill? Hole-punch and pill? Rumors about what the front camera system on the iPhone 14 Pro will look like are evolving rapidly, and it now appears we might be getting a novel but potentially controversial design later this year. Other major stories this week included some confusion and controversy about iCloud Private Relay being disabled for some T-Mobile customers, increasing...