Google Play Music All Access is Coming to iOS Soon

Discussion in 'iOS Blog Discussion' started by MacRumors, May 30, 2013.

  1. macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Google's new subscription music service 'Google Play Music All Access', which launched earlier this month, will be landing on iOS in the next few weeks according to Google's Sundar Pichai.

    According to Engadget, Pichai, speaking with Walt Mossberg today at D11, said the service was to be "universally accessible" and that "when there's a mass of users, we invest in more platforms."

    He did not give any more details regarding availability. For users who start a free trial by June 30th, the service costs $7.99/month and will cost $9.99/month for users signing up after that. The service is designed to compete with Spotify, providing songs on demand that can be streamed to a computer or mobile device.

    Article Link: Google Play Music All Access is Coming to iOS Soon
  2. macrumors 6502a

    Apr 12, 2012
    But (unlike Spotify, Pandora, etc.) will it be available in Canada? That the only reason I've had my fingers crossed for this iRadio thing all along...
  3. macrumors 6502

    Dec 2, 2005
    Germantown, MD
    Not available in Canada so far. I don't think Google Play Music is available at all in Canada, actually.
  4. macrumors 6502a


    Mar 1, 2011
    Canada, why!? :confused:

    Maybe you can get around it with a US based Proxy.
  5. macrumors 65816

    Apr 15, 2010
    Nottingham, England
    Is All Access available in the UK yet? I'm waiting for the iOS app and UK availability before I want to try it out!
  6. macrumors member

    Jul 16, 2003
    Aussie in London
    Bit of a rubbish name isn't it? Google Play Music All Access... Hardly rolls off the tongue. Google have a bit to learn about branding.

    Just think, if they decided to launch gmail now rather than aeons ago, perhaps they'd call it: Google Play Electonic Mail Everywhere.
  7. macrumors G5


    Nov 14, 2011
  8. macrumors member


    Oct 4, 2011
    I can't wait for iRadio or whatever Apple will call it.
  9. macrumors 6502

    May 19, 2013
    google play all access is awesome, i've read it's each and every feature, i also saw it's unveiling at the google I/O and personally i think it's better than spotify and pandora. but the thing is, i live in canada, and i don't think this service will be available in canada (at launch):(.
  10. macrumors regular


    Sep 6, 2011
    I think this Google graphic makes a much better mushroom cloud than the recent "Hitler Teapot" looks like Hitler.
  11. macrumors 68000


    Sep 8, 2011
    Boston, MA
    I hope Apple somehow combines iTunes Match with an on-demand streaming service (iRadio, or w.e).
  12. macrumors 603


    Feb 3, 2008
    Essex (UK)
    Been using the excellent GMusic to stream my uploaded/matched tracks on my iOS devices but an official app wouldn't be a bad thing.

    Looking forward to it. :cool:
  13. macrumors member

    Dec 16, 2010
    Yes, no official app and the best app that works with it is GoMusic and you can't stream music on the go.

    Looks like a great system, but until the official apps comes out I can figure out how to stream it through an app, only through a sync of my playlists, etc...

    Am I missing something (on GoMusic App)?
  14. TCK
    macrumors newbie

    Nov 4, 2010
    Rdio? It's available in Canada.

    And it's way way way better than Spotify.
  15. macrumors 6502a


    Apr 21, 2007
    New York, NY
    Desktop app? Offline listening for desktop/mobile? Otherwise, I'll stick with Spotify.
  16. TCK
    macrumors newbie

    Nov 4, 2010
    Yes. Yes. Yes. Aaand... yes.

    And a way better interface (even though lately they are taking steps backwards...). And a collection, instead of being forced to save everything as playlists. And a more social experience, if that's your thing.
  17. macrumors 6502

    Sep 9, 2008
    I am able to stream both my own music collection and All Access content just fine via AT&T cellular data network using the Gmusic app.

    There have been just a couple of times that it wouldn't show the all access content for some reason but it has mostly worked great. It's probably just a matter of further refining gmusic. If you're having issues with it then try updating to the newest update that came out yesterday.

    Gmusic is awesome. It is amazing how fast they updated their app to stream the All Access content and I'm loving All Access!

  18. macrumors 6502

    Feb 12, 2010
    I've also had great experience with gMusic on my iPhone5.
  19. macrumors member

    Jul 11, 2008
    Are there any new rumors about when the iOS app will release? I've read that gMusic only has the option to download the high-quality stream from the API, which would kill my data.
  20. macrumors regular

    Oct 22, 2010
    Maryland, USA
    No new rumors have popped up. It's quite frustrating for me as well.
  21. macrumors 603


    May 21, 2012
    Been using Spotify for awhile now. Nearly a year. I've very happy with the service. It's going to take something incredible to make me change.
  22. macrumors member

    Jul 11, 2008
    I like Spotify except for their refusal to allow you to delete any radio stations you've created (even if by accident). There's a big thread on their forum that's been running since Feb 2012.
  23. macrumors 6502

    May 19, 2013
    yay!!! but the main thing is that they would have to launch the service in my country first:(

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