Google Play Music launched on Android devices earlier this year in May. Folks with an iPhone weren’t able to access out the streaming music service, but those days have come to a close. Today Google unleashed Google Play Music for iOS, and it’s a service worth checking into if you listen to a lot of tunes on your handset.
Google Play Music works similar to Spotify, and it offers a wide range of features that will please any music aficionado. The iOS app gives users access to the “free” side of Google Play Music as well as the subscription part of the service dubbed All Access.
The standard free package lets users upload up to 20,000 tunes in a cloud-based locker and gives folks access to their music from anywhere without having to sync up. You’ll also have access to Google’s large library of music in case you want to buy something, and there are no ads to interrupt your listening experience.
The subscription service (All Access) gives you everything we’ve mentioned, but adds some really cool features as well. You can listen to any song on Google Play Music free of charge, make customized playlists, and save songs for offline listening.
You’ll also be able to create personalized radio stations like you would in Pandora, but you get unlimited skips which is never a bad thing.All Access will set you back $9.99 a month, but you can get the first month free if you are new to the service.
Apple may have iTunes, but Google Play Music and its All Access service are nothing to scoff at. I’ve been a subscriber since the service was first released, and it’s well worth $10 bucks a month if you listen to a lot of music.
The app and service are both simple to use, and while they are missing some big name artists on Google Play Music due to licensing, there’s still plenty of great musicians to choose from. If you want to give Google Play Music a go, you can pick up the app at the link below.
Google Play Music for iOS
Adam is a tech aficionado that enjoys gadgets, Game of Thrones, and all things Android.