The long-awaited Google Play Music All Access is expected to launch this month on iOS 7 for the iPhone and iPad. The app is undergoing a few tests so bugs can be fixed before it’s released later this month. Google announced the launching of the app back in May, but has been silent ever since. Recently Google announced that the app will be officially released soon. This is intended to compete directly with streaming music apps like iTunes & iTunes Match mostly, but also the Amazon Cloud Player and is a great way for iOS people to tap into Google cloud services as an alternative.
“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,” wrote Engadget, who first told the tale.
Users from more than 19 countries have signed up for Google’s Standard and All Access music services to gain access to the Google Play music manager. These services allow offline and streaming music access to users. A number of Apple users all across the globe have been using unofficial iOS apps in order to avail the features being offered by Google’s Music App on Android. But now, it would not be necessary as Google’s official Music App is being released, that will have the same ‘Custom Radio’ and ‘Smart Recommendations’ feature which we see in the Android app.
The Google Music Play application would have to face the new recently launched app Rdio Stations as well as iTunes Radio. It will be one of the main competitors of Google’s music app on the iOS. Stations allows music lovers to listen to various stations based on tracks, genres, albums and artists.