Apple on Wednesday updated the Android version of its Apple Music streaming app, introducing support for Android Auto and song search by lyrics, the latter being a feature just introduced with iOS 12.
The latest Apple Music Update for Android delivers long awaited support for Android Auto, Google’s option for interfacing handsets running its mobile operation with in car infotainment systems. A Beta version of the app with similar functionality.
Playback controls are accessible directly through the head unit, though actions are limited to basic operations.
In Addition to Android Auto Integration, the updated Apple Music app includes a search by lyrics feature that debuted with iOS 12 on Monday. Instead of limiting song searches to titles, artist and albums, the added functionality lets users enters snippets of remembered lyrics, which are matched with Apple Music’s database.
The new Andorid app also introduces Friends Mix, which creates a playlists of songs inspired by friend’s listening habit.
Finally, Apple music for Android now takes advantage of refined artist pages.
Apple Music for Android is a free 42 MB download from the Google Play Store.