Apple reportedly considering iTunes for Android app

Alex Wagner
Editorial Director of News and Content from  Omaha, NE
| March 21, 2014

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Android users already have a myriad of ways to buy and listen to music on their platform, including Google Play Music, Spotify and others. A new rumor claims that another music option may hit Google's mobile platform, and this one would come from a pretty unlikely source.

Three sources speaking to Billboard claim that Apple is considering making an iTunes app for Android. The move is reportedly being considered as a way to reverse declining iTunes music sales figures, which have reportedly dropped by a double digit figure. The talks of an iTunes for Android app are said to be in the early stages. When asked for a statement on this rumor, an iTunes spokesperson declined to comment. Apple is also reportedly holding talks with music executives about a possible on-demand music streaming service like Spotify and Beats Music.

Apple isn't known for offering its apps on other mobile platforms, and so it'd be pretty crazy to see the Cupertino firm release an iTunes app for Android. Google's platform does have quite a few users, and while it's unclear how many of them would actually use an official iTunes app if one were made available, Android represents a pretty large base of consumers that could potentially buy their music from iTunes. Of course, this is all still very much a rumor, so for now all we can do is speculate about it.

What do you Android folk think of this rumor? Would you use an official iTunes app if Apple released it into Google Play?

Via Billboard