Apple has just released an update for Apple Music on Android, and the biggest new addition is that it now supports Android Auto. So if you’re an Android user but prefer Apple’s music subscription service over Google Play Music or Spotify for whatever reason, now you can listen to it through Google’s in-car platform. Apple began beta testing the feature 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-optimized 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.