Google has finally released its long-anticipated Google Play Music app on iOS! This free app, which is available in the Apple App Store lets users to stream thousands of songs and build custom radio stations.
The app provides you the ability to upload up to 20,000 songs from your music library or purchase tracks from the app’s archive, and allows you create your own playlists, and share your desired songs with your buddies. Listen to your favorite music anytime, anywhere! The app also brings a brilliant recommendation feature, which helps you find new music.
Users who choose to boost the app to All Access Service (costs $9.99 per month) can stream tracks from their own library or via a radio option. This service also allows you skip as many tracks as you wish during radio play. And, you can also rate the songs by hitting thumbs up/down icons.
With this All Access service, you can also browse through several curated sections and other playlists from music experts.
The app also brings other notable features like creating playlists with your favorite songs, saving files for offline playback. Moreover, the All Access service auto-creates playlists based on the rating you have given to the tracks as well as the tracks you have downloaded to your library. You can also add a queue list while listening to songs, which won’t disturb the stream.
The app consists of a simple interface, where you can browse through ‘Playlists’ and ‘My Library’ using a smooth side-navigational option. While the All Access users will also have ‘Explore’ and ‘Radio’ sections.
With Radio option, users will be able to build their own channel by genre, artist, or song. Whereas the Explore section allows you discover featured playlists and suggestions. You will also have a search box at the top that allows you find a specific track, and a small arrow icon to click when you wish to save your desired content for offline playback.
To commence the release, the company has made the All Access service free for the first 30 days, for new users. If you are interested to pay for the entire service, you should do it from an Android device or web.
Moreover, the app syncs all your music collection to the cloud, so you can stream your favorite tracks from any device.
9to5mac reports that the company is looking to release an iPad version and plans to bring its ‘I am feeling lucky’ radio station feature that creates an instant playlist based on your taste and enhanced playback experience in the near future.
Google’s Play Music can serve as a pretty nice alternative to other similar services with its cutting-edge discovery features and integration with local library.
iOS users can download the Google Play Music app from the link given below. The app is compatible with devices that run on iOS 6.0 or above firmware.
Google Play Music download link for iOS (free)