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Official Google Music iOS App to Launch Later This Month

Google will launch an official app for its 'Google Play Music All Access' subscription music service later this month, according to a report from Engadget. The official app was hinted at back in May, with a Google executive saying the service was intended to be "universally accessible".

The service was supposed to come to iOS within a few weeks of launch, but was reportedly delayed because of issues with record company DRM requirements. Several unofficial Google Music apps have made their way to the App Store in the meantime, however.

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Sources aware of Google's plans have let slip to Engadget that not only is the company currently testing a native Google Music iOS app internally, but that it'll launch later this month. We're told that while employees have been invited to test the app, Google still needs to fix a few bugs before it's ready for release.
Google Play Music All Access is a subscription service costing $9.99/month. The service is designed to compete with Spotify, providing songs on demand that can be streamed to a computer or mobile device.

Apple launched iTunes Radio, a Pandora-esque streaming music service, to the public last month alongside the release of iOS 7.

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13 months ago
Just to clear up some of the questions that are popping up:

Google Play Music All Access (long name yes I know) is like Spotify and Pandora. You can listen to any song you want willy nilly or launch a radio station based on genre or song/artist. The bonus is that you can upload your own songs as well. There's also an in-browser player so you literally can listen to your tunes in high quality anywhere.

I've been waiting for this app, for a long time.
Rating: 7 Votes
13 months ago

I honestly don't see the point with Spotify. For $120 a year, I can buy around 100 songs in itunes, which are mine.


Or for $120 a year you could have all songs, or only just 100 songs in iTunes.
Rating: 7 Votes
13 months ago
I usually keep up with the latest tech, but for music I honestly still use iTunes. I might use Pandora/iTunes radio but I never got into spotify, and I probably won't get into this.
Rating: 6 Votes
13 months ago

don't need to since almost everything is in spotify


Ok - you don't. But that wasn't the question. The question is what differentiates the two services.
Rating: 4 Votes
13 months ago

Google you are late with this app, it should have come out when Google music was launched last year or the year before (I forgot when). I already get iTunes Match which all my songs are in the cloud and iTunes Radio with no ads so yeah Google is late to the game with iOS devices.


I get no ads using google play to stream my collection for free. ;)
Rating: 4 Votes
13 months ago
Its great how Google is contributing to the iOS ecosystem. The more great apps that get made, the better it is for everybody.
Rating: 4 Votes
13 months ago

And I just bought Cloud Play last week in the App Store...


I just bought it yesterday!

I like this service more than Spotify, iTunes Match, Rdio, etc. Why? Because firstly, it acts like a combination of Spotify & iTunes Match in that I can upload my entire library to the Cloud and stream to my device (free of charge) and I can also stream on-demand anything in the Play Store. Also I can do these things all in the browser on any computer. Also, I much prefer the UI of this service over Spotify, Rdio, etc. I when I subscribed to Spotify, I found the UI to be awful. Especially on the desktop application. I am quite happy about this news.
Rating: 3 Votes
13 months ago

If I don't pay the $9.99/month, can I still access all of my music on my Google Music?


Yes you can. You can upload your entire music catalog to google music serviers and stream or download to your local device. Its awsome!.
Rating: 3 Votes
13 months ago

itunes match is 29.99 a year and offer your entire music library plus itunes radio without advertisments. seems a lot better than 120 a year with less to offer


Do you get 18 million songs to play included with iturnes for 29.99 a year?
Rating: 3 Votes
13 months ago

Anyone care about the quality of their music?

If I pump an MP3 through my Wilson Speakers, My Pass mono-blocks, over my Nordost cables, will it still sound like crap?

Youth is wasted on the young.


I care, even without listing my audio inventory. ;)
Rating: 3 Votes

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