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Google's music subscription service, Google Play Music, now has a dedicated CarPlay app available, according to comments shared on reddit. That means Google Play Music users who own a vehicle equipped with CarPlay can access their music directly through the CarPlay interface when an iPhone is connected to the car.

The Google Play Music CarPlay app is sectioned off into Home, Recents, Music Library, and Stations, giving subscribers access to recommendations, their own custom playlists, radio selections, and more.

Google Play Music is the first Google-made app to be available for CarPlay, and it joins music apps from services like Pandora, Amazon, and Spotify.

Google Play Music allows users to store up to 50,000 songs and listen to ad-supported radio stations for free. With a premium account, priced at $9.99 per month, users can listen to more than 40 million on-demand streaming songs without advertisements.

Google Play Music can be downloaded from the App Store for free. [Direct Link]

Article Link: Google Play Music iOS App Now Supports CarPlay
 

eiuro

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I'd be much happier if they offered support for Google Maps instead. I can't trust Apple Maps at all right now! I'm sure apple doesn't want you using Google Maps in the car tho! Which makes no sense... it's a platform that supports 3rd party apps so open all of them up. Or maybe google just doesn't want to add it..(which would be hard to believe)
 

ajfahey

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I'd be much happier if they offered support for Google Maps instead. I can't trust Apple Maps at all right now! I'm sure apple doesn't want you using Google Maps in the car tho! Which makes no sense... it's a platform that supports 3rd party apps so open all of them up. Or maybe google just doesn't want to add it..(which would be hard to believe)

Agreed. Better, emulate and step up the features available in google maps. Apple should be able to do that in their sleep. At least they used to be able to under Jo
 

T5BRICK

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I'd be much happier if they offered support for Google Maps instead. I can't trust Apple Maps at all right now! I'm sure apple doesn't want you using Google Maps in the car tho! Which makes no sense... it's a platform that supports 3rd party apps so open all of them up. Or maybe google just doesn't want to add it..(which would be hard to believe)

Google generally takes a long time to make updates like this. I've had a 4th gen AppleTV since release and I'd love to have access to a Google Play Music app on TVos, but it hasn't materialized yet.
 

sneeks

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Google Music works nicely with CarPlay but the icons for Home, Recents, Library and Stations are missing and instead I only see horrible white squares. Anyone else experiencing the same issue?
 

IGI2

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I'd be much happier if they offered support for Google Maps instead. I can't trust Apple Maps at all right now! I'm sure apple doesn't want you using Google Maps in the car tho! Which makes no sense... it's a platform that supports 3rd party apps so open all of them up. Or maybe google just doesn't want to add it..(which would be hard to believe)
I can trust them since every bug I've reported was fixed within 9-12 months.

I know it's a lot of time, but I monitor (I have a list of) my reports and they really are fixed in 9-12 months. So once I encounter the error, I report it thoroughly with photos, comparisons, etc. and after a year, it's fixed within Apple Maps. So while I don't know how is the rest of the map. Places I'm nearby everyday are fixed (after a year).

I hope Apple will put more manpower into this...
 

AKDub

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I think it's up to Apple to allow Google Maps to run on CarPlay. AFAIK they don't allow any navigation apps to work. My favourite navigation app is CoPilot and whenever I have contacted them to see if this will be added they have basically said that they are waiting on permission (or an API) from Apple.

I think this is also the case with Android Auto.
 
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Dwalls90

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I think it's up to Apple to allow Google Maps to run on CarPlay. AFAIK they don't allow any navigation apps to work. My favourite navigation app is CoPilot and whenever I have contacted them to see if this will be added they have basically said that they are waiting on permission (or an API) from Apple.

I think this is also the case with Android Auto.

It’s stupid.

They allow the apps on iOS, but not CarPlay? Seems like they’re admitting they feel CarPlay is a more fragile ecosystem (which, it is).
 

KazKam

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I really wish they'd open up CarPlay to apps like Cesium that are more like the old Music app, more focused on the media synced on the iPhone, not streamed or tied to a subscription service.
 

santydolby

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Google Music works nicely with CarPlay but the icons for Home, Recents, Library and Stations are missing and instead I only see horrible white squares. Anyone else experiencing the same issue?

same problem here. of course used it only once since i downloaded it. guessing a restart will fix it? don't know yet.
 

smorrissey

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The Google Play Music service like everything has good things and bad things. Personally i consider it a mess because when you upload your personal files sometimes with certain albums it just repeat them, wrong covers and theres no way to fix that, Google doesn't care about that. However only Google gives the user the chance to upload 50000 personal songs without paying anything.
 
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Digital Skunk

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Very nice, but my time with Android has proven to me that GooglePlay is NOT iTunes. iTunes may be a more polished music store experience. I constantly ended up with triplicates of songs using GP and at times, wasn't able to play purchased songs.

That's not to say, however, that I wouldn't pick up an Andriod phone with a native iTunes Music Store app which syncs to my Mac version of iTunes, etc. etc. If iTunes and iWork and Scrivener were on Andriod I'd be tempted to switch.
 

santydolby

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The Google Play Music service like everything has good things and bad things. Personally i consider it a mess because when you upload your personal files sometimes with certain albums it just repeat them, wrong covers and theres no way to fix that, Google doesn't care about that. However only Google gives the user the chance to upload 50000 personal songs without paying anything.

i share this frustration. once wanting to try out Android Auto on my car, i plugged in a Google Pixel phone, and boy, the android music app/google music app was a complete mess. I returned the Pixel (overrated) and returned promptly to my iPhone SE and I couldn't be happier.
 

Aston441

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I think it's up to Apple to allow Google Maps to run on CarPlay. AFAIK they don't allow any navigation apps to work. My favourite navigation app is CoPilot and whenever I have contacted them to see if this will be added they have basically said that they are waiting on permission (or an API) from Apple.

I think this is also the case with Android Auto.

I'm pretty sure you're right I think I've read that somewhere.

Incredibly petty on both companys' parts.

It's why I never bother with either AA or CP and continue to mount my phone on the dash like I have since about 2005 with whatever phone I had back then. Motorola something. Motorola is another dead company that kept restricting their customers to what they could do with their phones to the point everyone was so angry they jumped ship at the first opportunity and all their former loyal customers cheered as they crashed and burned.
 

tonyr6

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The Google Play Music service like everything has good things and bad things. Personally i consider it a mess because when you upload your personal files sometimes with certain albums it just repeat them, wrong covers and theres no way to fix that, Google doesn't care about that. However only Google gives the user the chance to upload 50000 personal songs without paying anything.
And the 64kbps mud sound quality at the always high setting.
 

tonyr6

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Yeah sound is a mess too on Apple devices there's no equalizer available either when using Google Play music.
It sounds like a mess even on Android devices. The Apple Music app on Android devices is now much more stable has the new UI and sounds 10 times better.
 
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