Apple Music for Android gets music video support, family membership option

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Apple on Thursday pushed out an update for the Android version of Apple Music, delivering support for music video playback and new billing options for families.

With version 0.9.8, Apple Music for Android grants users of Google's mobile platform access to thousands of music videos hosted on Apple servers, many of which are exclusive to Apple Music services.

In the Android iteration, videos for fresh and popular tracks are integrated directly into the app's "New" section. Users can also search for music videos via Apple Music's search feature, much like the app's iOS counterpart.

In addition, Android device owners can now sign up or upgrade to an Apple Music Family Membership plan in-app. Apple's family plan allows Apple Music access for up to six people and comes in at only $14.99 per month, as compared to $9.99 per month for single users.

Apple last updated Apple Music for Android in February with an option to save downloaded songs to an SD card. The feature is limited to Android devices, some of which come with built-in SD expansion slots.

Following a debut on Apple's digital platforms last summer, Apple Music hit Android in November as an iTunes-powered alternative to streaming music products from Spotify and Pandora. The subscription service touts human-curated playlists, live Beats 1 radio programming, iTunes Connect and access to past iTunes song purchases.

Apple Music for Android version 0.9.8 is a free 32MB download from the Google Play store.The app requires Android version 4.3 to run.