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jamojamo

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Feb 12, 2010
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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?
 

ThemePro

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May 1, 2010
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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.
 
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zbarvian

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Jul 23, 2011
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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.
 
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ChazUK

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Feb 3, 2008
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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.

You couldn't have looked hard....

Second post in this thread.

Yes, just look up Melodies or gMusic in the App Store.

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

Not sure what isn't great about it?

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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.

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

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Jul 23, 2011
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You couldn't have looked hard....

Second post in this thread.



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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

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.
 
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ThemePro

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May 1, 2010
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You couldn't have looked hard....

Second post in this thread.


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

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

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Feb 3, 2008
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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.
 
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mpayne2k

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May 12, 2010
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I've used gMusic and GoMusic each is good in their own right, but I slightly prefer gMusic.
 
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ChazUK

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Feb 3, 2008
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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.
 
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Lara F

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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.
 
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Switchback666

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Nov 16, 2012
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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.

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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