Mar 26, 2016 11:06 AM EDT

Apple Music Adds Its Own Android Widget

Last November, Apple introduced Apple Music for Android users. Today the company is taking a step further in directing its latest update of the app by adding a feature to Android's own widget.

The feature is fairly reduced to the only basic elements with the added functionality of the app without exception.

Instead of performing an extra tap to open the app and control the music, just by going straight to the widget will allow users to have the ability to control Apple Music through the homescreen widget on their Android phones and tablets, including the pause and resume playback and skipping forward and backward through tracks.

In addition to the update aside from the widget is an improvement on the playlist management, where users are no longer required to add songs to their library before using the tracks in a custom playlist.

A number of other features are also been added which includes the ability to redeem gift cards in settings for renewal of membership with iTunes, and a Radio tab to see what's playing on Beats 1.

The new added widget makes it the second exclusive Android feature to advance to Apple Music. The app added the ability to allow SD card to play stored music back in February, a capacity that iOS devices doesn't have, and it is gradually disappearing on Android devices.

The new update somewhat improved the use of the app for Android users, although there has been many complaints unaddressed such as the streaming ability with Chromecast and Google TV.

In the meantime, the app has already received a rate of 3.3 star under a few 55,000 reviews. The update is already available and can be found on the Google Play Store. 

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