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Official Google Music iOS App to Launch Later This Month

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Google will launch an official app for its 'Google Play Music All Access' subscription music service later this month, according to a report from Engadget. The official app was hinted at back in May, with a Google executive saying the service was intended to be "universally accessible".

The service was supposed to come to iOS within a few weeks of launch, but was reportedly delayed because of issues with record company DRM requirements. Several unofficial Google Music apps have made their way to the App Store in the meantime, however.

Sources aware of Google's plans have let slip to Engadget that not only is the company currently testing a native Google Music iOS app internally, but that it'll launch later this month. We're told that while employees have been invited to test the app, Google still needs to fix a few bugs before it's ready for release.
Google Play Music All Access is a subscription service costing $9.99/month. The service is designed to compete with Spotify, providing songs on demand that can be streamed to a computer or mobile device.

Apple launched iTunes Radio, a Pandora-esque streaming music service, to the public last month alongside the release of iOS 7.

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impulse462

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I usually keep up with the latest tech, but for music I honestly still use iTunes. I might use Pandora/iTunes radio but I never got into spotify, and I probably won't get into this.
 
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BigBeast

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"Google Play Music All Access is a subscription service costing $9.99/month. The service is designed to compete with Spotify, providing songs on demand that can be streamed to a computer or mobile device"


Please feel free to inform me, but where's the competition? Doesn't Google Music offer the same service as Spotify for the same price?
 
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juanmanas

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I usually keep up with the latest tech, but for music I honestly still use iTunes. I might use Pandora/iTunes radio but I never got into spotify, and I probably won't get into this.

I honestly don't see the point with Spotify. For $120 a year, I can buy around 100 songs in itunes, which are mine. And if I had to pay for a service, Id go for spottily, that is tested and around for quite some time.
 
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samcraig

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"Google Play Music All Access is a subscription service costing $9.99/month. The service is designed to compete with Spotify, providing songs on demand that can be streamed to a computer or mobile device"


Please feel free to inform me, but where's the competition? Doesn't Google Music offer the same service as Spotify for the same price?

Because Google Music also lets you upload what - 30K songs of your own to their cloud and you can stream/download at will.

Does spotify allow you to have your entire music collection + their library at will?
 
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alent1234

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Because Google Music also lets you upload what - 30K songs of your own to their cloud and you can stream/download at will.

Does spotify allow you to have your entire music collection + their library at will?


don't need to since almost everything is in spotify
 
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kgeier82

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Actually prefer this over all else. Finally it comes to iOS which is great. I wonder if it will allow for local download mode...so I don't have to use data away from home.
 
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winston1236

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Actually prefer this over all else. Finally it comes to iOS which is great. I wonder if it will allow for local download mode...so I don't have to use data away from home.

The paid version most certainly will, just like Spotify. Thats why I love spotify, I can make playlist that download only over wifi and then take the music to wherever I go. Although if Google's price is the same I see no reason to consider switching.
 
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Jalopybox

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If I don't pay the $9.99/month, can I still access all of my music on my Google Music?
 
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Codyak

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Because Google Music also lets you upload what - 30K songs of your own to their cloud and you can stream/download at will.

Does spotify allow you to have your entire music collection + their library at will?

Can't you already do this for free? So then it's not really a benefit to this paid service other than everything is all together.
 
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BlueGoldAce

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Great news for those who don't have access for iTunes Radio

Itunes radio is like pandora. Google all access is like spotify.

I am happy to see this come over since I prefer google all access because it makes for easy streaming to a chromecast.
 
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samcraig

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Can't you already do this for free? So then it's not really a benefit to this paid service other than everything is all together.

You can use google music for free to upload your own songs. Yes. This service is that PLUS streaming anything from Google's library and other features.

Where can you do both for free?
 
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Codyak

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Good ol' GoogleRumours.com ...

Says the guy who saw the article, clicked the link, probably read the article, and then commented. :rolleyes:

You can use google music for free to upload your own songs. Yes. This service is that PLUS streaming anything from Google's library and other features.

Where can you do both for free?

So I'm right, this is not something that can be touted as a bonus over Spotify, as you could have that and Spotify at the same time.
 
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