Can you log into Apple Music on an Android?

Apple Music is a popular music streaming service from Apple that offers access to over 90 million songs. It is available across Apple devices like iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple TV and Apple Watch. In addition to streaming music, Apple Music includes internet radio, music videos, and access to exclusive albums and songs.

While Apple Music was initially limited to Apple devices and iTunes when it launched in 2015, Apple has expanded support to make the service available on Android smartphones in recent years. This enables Android users to subscribe to Apple Music and access their music library and playlists across multiple devices.

Accessing Apple Music on Android

Apple Music is accessible on Android devices by downloading the Apple Music app from the Google Play store. To download the app:

  1. Open the Google Play Store app on your Android device.
  2. Search for “Apple Music.”
  3. Tap “Install” to download the Apple Music app.
  4. Open the Apple Music app once it has finished installing.

To log into the Apple Music app on Android, you will need to use your Apple ID. This is the same Apple ID used for iTunes and iCloud.

  1. Open the Apple Music app.
  2. Tap “Sign In.”
  3. Enter your Apple ID email and password.
  4. Tap “Sign In” to login to Apple Music.

Once logged in with your Apple ID, you will have full access to Apple Music and its features on your Android device.


Apple Music Subscription

Apple Music offers a few different subscription options for users. The standard individual plan is $10.99 per month and allows you to stream Apple Music on one device ( There is also a $16.99 per month family plan that allows up to 6 users to share the same Apple Music account.

For students, Apple Music offers a discounted subscription of $5.99 per month. This student plan has all the same features but is available at a lower price for eligible students (

Apple Music used to offer an annual subscription as well at a lower yearly rate, but this option is no longer available. All subscriptions are now on a monthly basis. There are occasionally promotional offers for extended free trial periods beyond the standard 3 month free trial for new users.

Apple Music Library and Features

Apple Music grants access to a library of over 90 million songs, making it one of the largest music streaming catalogs available (Apple Music). This expansive collection includes the latest major label releases as well as more obscure and indie offerings. Users can also access curated playlists across genres, personalized recommendations, radio stations, music videos, and more.

Some key features of Apple Music include:

  • Playlists – Apple Music offers thousands of human-curated playlists grouped into different moods, activities, genres, and more. The “For You” tab provides customized playlist recommendations based on listening history and preferences.
  • Radio – The radio feature streams curated stations based around an artist, song, or genre. It operates like a traditional broadcast radio station.
  • Downloads – Subscribers can download songs, albums, and playlists to their device for offline listening. There is no limit to how many songs can be downloaded.
  • Spatial Audio and Lossless – These premium quality audio options provide an immersive listening experience.
  • Lyrics – Users can view real-time synced lyrics as they listen to songs.

Overall, the vast catalog, human-curated playlists, radio stations, and ability to download content for offline playback make Apple Music a robust music streaming option (11 Apple Music Features You Should Be Using). These features help create a personalized listening experience.

Using Apple Music on Android

Once you have installed the Apple Music app and logged into your account on your Android device, you can start using Apple Music to browse, play, and download music just like on an iPhone. Here are some tips for Android users:

To browse Apple Music’s catalog of over 90 million songs, tap the “Browse” tab at the bottom. You can browse by genre, mood, activity, or view editorial playlists and recommendations. Tap a song, album or playlist to start playing it.

While music is playing, you can tap the song title at the bottom to bring up playback controls and view lyrics. Swipe left/right to access other songs in that playlist or album. Tap the Playlist or Album name at the top to view the full track list.

You can download music for offline playback by tapping the download icon next to a track, album or playlist. Downloaded content is accessible in the “Library” tab. Your library also includes any iTunes purchases and Apple Music playlists you’ve added.

Android users can also use Siri voice commands by pressing and holding the search icon and saying things like “Play comedy songs” or “Play my Cooking playlist.” Voice commands work for navigation, playback, and searching.

Some features like smart playlists, viewing recently played songs, handoff, and Airplay are limited or not available on Android. But the core functionality like browsing, playback, and downloads works very well.

For more details, see Apple’s support article on Using Apple Music on Android.

Syncing with iTunes

One of the benefits of using Apple Music on Android is the ability to sync your music library between the Android device and iTunes on your computer. This allows you to access the same songs, playlists, and music library on all your devices regardless of operating system.

To sync your Apple Music library between your Android device and iTunes, you first need to download the Apple Music app from the Google Play Store on your Android device. Once logged into the app with your Apple ID, your entire Apple Music library including any playlists you have created will be available on your Android device.

On your computer, make sure you have the latest version of iTunes installed. Then simply connect your Android phone to your computer via USB and open iTunes. Under the Music section in iTunes, check the option to sync music between your computer and Android device. iTunes will then transfer your Apple Music library to your phone (note: you need to have enough storage space on your Android phone to hold your music library).

After the initial sync, any new music additions or playlist changes you make in either iTunes or the Apple Music app will automatically be updated on the other platform. This allows you to seamlessly enjoy your personalized Apple Music collection across Android and iOS ecosystems.

While you can’t natively sync iTunes purchases to the Android Apple Music app, there are some third party apps like iSyncr and Syncios that can help transfer iTunes music purchases to Android. However, streaming and managing your Apple Music subscriptions works flawlessly between Android and iTunes.

Comparisons to Spotify

When comparing Apple Music on Android to Spotify, the two services have some notable similarities and differences. Both offer access to a vast music library of over 70 million songs and allow users to download music for offline listening (Apple Music vs Spotify). However, Apple Music provides access to music videos and music exclusives, while Spotify currently does not.

In terms of pricing, both Apple Music and Spotify offer similar subscription plans. Apple Music runs $9.99/month for an individual plan, $14.99/month for a family plan (up to 6 members), and $4.99/month for the student plan. Spotify’s pricing is identical. Spotify does offer a free ad-supported tier, while Apple Music requires a paid subscription.

When it comes to features, Spotify offers more social integration by allowing users to follow friends and see what music they are listening to. Apple Music lacks a social component but provides more integration between Apple devices like handoff, Siri support, and Apple Watch streaming. Both services offer personalized playlists and music discovery features powered by advanced algorithms.

Overall, Apple Music provides an excellent music streaming experience on Android. But Spotify may be a better choice for users who want social features or free listening. For those invested in the Apple ecosystem, Apple Music is the optimal choice on any device.

Limitations of Apple Music on Android

While Apple Music is available on Android devices, there are some limitations compared to using Apple Music on iOS. According to Reddit users, Android is currently limited to a maximum of 48kHz audio output, while iOS can play up to 192kHz [1]. This means Android users cannot take full advantage of Apple Music’s lossless and hi-res lossless audio quality.

Another downside is that the Apple Music app on Android does not integrate as seamlessly with the operating system compared to on iOS. For example, Siri voice commands are not available, and synchronization with an Android phone’s local music library is limited. Some users also report issues with songs sometimes not downloading properly on Android [2].

Finally, certain Apple Music features like spatial audio with Dolby Atmos are only available on select Android models. Overall, while Apple Music for Android provides access to the full song catalog and your Apple Music library, the experience is not fully optimized compared to using the Apple Music app on iPhone or iPad.

Troubleshooting Tips

If you encounter issues using Apple Music on your Android device, here are some troubleshooting tips to try:

Clear the app cache and data – Go to your Android device’s Settings, open the Apps or Application Manager, select Apple Music, choose Storage, and select Clear Cache and Clear Data. This resets the app and often fixes problems.

Check for app updates – Open the Play Store, go to Updates, and install any available updates for the Apple Music app. Keeping it updated can resolve bugs.

Restart your device – Simply power your Android device off completely and turn it back on. This refreshes the operating system and can clear up temporary glitches.

Re-authenticate the app – Open Apple Music, go to Settings, tap Sign Out, and then sign back in with your Apple ID. Re-authenticating syncs everything freshly.

Check account subscriptions – Visit to confirm your Apple Music subscription is active. The service won’t work correctly on Android if it has lapsed.

Contact Apple Support – If all else fails, reach out to Apple’s customer service online or by phone. They can further troubleshoot or escalate persistent Apple Music problems.


In summary, it is absolutely possible to use Apple Music on an Android device. Apple provides the official Apple Music app for Android, which gives Android users full access to the Apple Music catalog of over 100 million songs, playlists, music videos and more. The subscription process and pricing are the same as on iOS, and your Apple Music library is synced across devices.

While the Apple Music experience is very good on Android, there are some minor limitations compared to using it on an iPhone. There is no handoff or continuity with Apple devices, you can’t ask Siri to play songs, and integration with the Android OS is not as deep. However, you still get access to key features like customized playlists, radio stations, downloaded music for offline use, and personalized recommendations.

For Android users who want the Apple Music experience, downloading the app is highly recommended. The streaming service rivals Spotify in terms of music selection, playlists, and price. Switching to Apple Music will provide a seamless, integrated experience for those invested in the Apple ecosystem across devices.

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