Menu
Google Play Music debuts on iOS, with unlimited songs for $9.99 a month

Google Play Music debuts on iOS, with unlimited songs for $9.99 a month

The service lets users access their songs stored in the cloud

The Google Play Music app for iOS

The Google Play Music app for iOS

Google Play Music, a rival option to streaming services like Spotify and Rdio, is now available for iOS, six months after launching on the web and Android-based devices.

The service comes in two flavors: A free version, which lets users upload up to 20,000 songs to the cloud that can be accessed on the Web, Android and now iOS; and Google Play Music All Access, which costs $9.99 a month and lets users purchase and listen to unlimited songs, create custom radio stations and receive song recommendations.

Songs cannot be purchased, however, using the new iOS app.

The service, in the spirit of Google, is designed to surface a wide range of music. In addition to its algorithmic-based recommendations, Google Play Music also offers handcrafted playlists from the company's "music experts," according to its description in the iTunes Store.

Google Play Music is available in roughly 20 countries, including the U.K., New Zealand, Mexico and Spain, in addition to the U.S.

The service was originally unveiled at Google's I/O conference for developers in May, as a way for users to store their music in the cloud and explore new music. The software presents users with playlists based on their personal music library, as well as "radio stations," which are subscriber-editable playlists of songs based on the one playing.

Since then Google competitor Apple has launched its own iTunes Radio product, which gives users custom playlists of songs based on their listening habits.

Google's Play Store offers millions of songs available for download.

Zach Miners covers social networking, search and general technology news for IDG News Service. Follow Zach on Twitter at @zachminers. Zach's e-mail address is zach_miners@idg.com


Follow Us

Join the newsletter!

Or
Error: Please check your email address.

Tags social mediamobileinternetGooglesearch enginesiosmobile applicationsapplicationstelecommunicationInternet-based applications and servicesMobile OSesMusic and audio

Featured

Slideshows

Looking back at the top 15 M&A deals in NZ during 2017

Looking back at the top 15 M&A deals in NZ during 2017

In 2017, merger and acquisitions fever reached new heights in New Zealand, with a host of big name deals dominating the headlines. Reseller News recaps the most important transactions of the Kiwi channel during the past 12 months.

Looking back at the top 15 M&A deals in NZ during 2017
Kiwi channel closes 2017 with After Hours

Kiwi channel closes 2017 with After Hours

The channel in New Zealand came together to celebrate the close of 2017, as the final After Hours played out in front of a bumper Auckland crowd.

Kiwi channel closes 2017 with After Hours
Meet the top performing HP partners in NZ

Meet the top performing HP partners in NZ

HP honoured leading partners across the channel at the Partner Awards 2017 in New Zealand, recognising excellence across the entire print and personal systems portfolio.

Meet the top performing HP partners in NZ
Show Comments