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.

Googleplay

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.

Popular Stories

iPhone 16 Pro Max Generic Feature 2

5 Biggest Changes Rumored for iPhone 16 Pro Max

Tuesday May 21, 2024 7:29 am PDT by
Given Apple's rumored plan to add an all-new high-end tier to its iPhone 17 series in 2025, this could be the year for Apple to bring its boldest "Pro Max" model to the table — the kind of iPhone 16 upgrade that stands tall above its siblings, both figuratively and literally. If you have been holding out for the iPhone 16 Pro Max, here are five of the biggest changes rumored to be coming...
iOS 17

Apple Releases iOS 17.5.1 With Fix for Reappearing Photos Bug

Monday May 20, 2024 10:11 am PDT by
Apple today released iOS 17.5.1 and iPadOS 17.5.1, minor updates to the iOS 17 and iPadOS 17 operating system updates that came out last September. The 17.5.1 updates come a week after the launch of iOS 17.5 and iPadOS 17.5. iOS 17.5.1 and iPadOS 17.5.1 can be downloaded on eligible iPhones and iPads over-the-air by going to Settings > General > Software Update. According to Apple's...
maxresdefault

iPhone SE 4 With Face ID Said to Be Priced Below $500

Monday May 20, 2024 3:43 am PDT by
Apple is targeting a sub-$500 starting price for its upcoming fourth-generation iPhone SE model despite a raft of rumored upgrades coming to the more affordable device. According to leaker Revegnus on X, the U.S. launch price of the fourth-generation iPhone SE will either remain at the same $429 starting price as the current model, or will see an increase of around 10%. Either way, Apple's...
microsoft surface pro qualcomm

Microsoft Says New Surface Pro is Faster Than 15" M3 MacBook Air

Monday May 20, 2024 3:19 pm PDT by
Microsoft is going all in on AI, today introducing a series of Copilot+ PCs that have AI-focused hardware. The new Surface Pro is one of the first Copilot+ PCs, equipped with Qualcomm's Arm-based Snapdragon X Elite processor. Microsoft is already pitting the Surface Pro against Apple's M3 MacBook Air, and in marketing materials, claims that the Surface Pro has superior processing power and...
iPhone 15 Pro Cameras

iPhone 16 Pro Max to Feature New 48MP Wide and Ultra Wide Cameras

Tuesday May 21, 2024 3:36 am PDT by
Apple's iPhone 16 Pro Max will boast a bigger main camera sensor while both iPhone 16 Pro models will feature a 48-megapixel Ultra Wide camera for the first time, claims a rumor coming out of Asia. According to Weibo user OvO Baby Sauce OvO, the main camera of the iPhone 16 Pro Max will be based on an advanced custom 48-megapixel Sony IMX903 sensor. In contrast, the iPhone 16 Pro will use...

Top Rated Comments

bozs13 Avatar
139 months ago
To clear up

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.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
BigBeast Avatar
139 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.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
impulse462 Avatar
139 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.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
iGrip Avatar
139 months ago
Thanks Google!

Its great how Google is contributing to the iOS ecosystem. The more great apps that get made, the better it is for everybody.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Carlanga Avatar
139 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. ;)
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
samcraig Avatar
139 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.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)