App for Google Play Music for iOS?

Discussion in 'Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices' started by jamojamo, May 16, 2013.

  1. jamojamo macrumors 6502

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    I know many of you use iOS and Android so I thought I'd ask here.
    Is there a way to play Google Music on iOS?

    Any suggestions for Apps?
     
  2. paulbennett95 macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, just look up Melodies or gMusic in the App Store.
     
  3. markbyrn macrumors member

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    I did manage to get Google Music working via the Photon Flash Player browser app. You bring up the Google Music web desktop site on the Photon browser and run a flash session. It's not an elegant solution but it gets the job done.

    The gMusic app will show the listing of any song that you add to the library but it won't play unless you purchased the individual song. I'm guessing it won't play because the songs you play on subscription are likely encrypted and it's probably safe to say there won't be any app that iOS that works until Google itself puts out an app. Maybe (hopefully) somebody will prove me wrong.
     
  4. zbarvian macrumors 68010

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    I looked into it, and there's really not a great way of doing it. Kinda shocked Google hasn't released an app yet.
     
  5. ChazUK macrumors 603

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    You couldn't have looked hard....

    Second post in this thread.

    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Playlist syncing, offline caching, background playback and lockscreen controls, last.fm scrobbling...

    Not sure what isn't great about it?

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    My uploaded and bought songs work fine on gMusic. :D
     
  6. zbarvian macrumors 68010

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    Ah, cool. I only looked for a Google app or some sort of web app. I wonder whether it'll get the new features and radio.
     
  7. markbyrn macrumors member

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    Right, bought songs play just fine. I'm talking about songs that you listen to and add to your library via the monthly subscription.
     
  8. ChazUK macrumors 603

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    Gotcha!

    I can't even use the subscription service but I'd assume they're DRM'd so they can't play.
     
  9. mpayne2k macrumors 6502a

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    I've used gMusic and GoMusic each is good in their own right, but I slightly prefer gMusic.
     
  10. ChazUK macrumors 603

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    Looks like GMusic now supports the all access streaming service!

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    Can't say I'll be testing it as its us only at the moment.
     
  11. Lara F macrumors 6502a

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    All-Access is working for me via gMusic. :D

    I think the promo price difference may convince me to drop Spotify now but will give it the month to decide. So far so good, I've been pleasantly surprised at how comparable the catalogue is.
     
  12. Switchback666 macrumors 68000

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    Im doing the same but seriously its not the best experience with no official app, gMusic does the job but the UI is pretty basic and some artist just dont show and you have to search either by album or hope it shows up down the artist results.

    Hope Google release a official app or someone else make a decent app with a proper search UI.

    Anyway for the price alone im pretty sure il drop spotify and rhapsody but the major advantage with "All access" is you can use on as many devices you like with no issues; downside..... No Metallica -_-
     

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