At long last ... the Google Play iOS app for iPhone and iPad has been released. After a number of setbacks, the app was finally released on Friday afternoon. Now you can play up to 20,000 songs from your music library, create playlists and also share songs. There’s even a free month of the Google Play All Access streaming music service if you want to try it out.
The Google Play Music All Access app was reported earlier this month, but was going through final testing. Google announced the app back in May, and it was announced earlier this month that the app will be officially released soon. The Google Play iOS app will compete directly with streaming music apps like iTunes & iTunes Match, as well as the Amazon Cloud Player. Other notable competitors include the new recently launched app Rdio Stations as well as iTunes Radio.
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.
Listed below are the features listed at the iTunes App Store, “All Access” is $10 a month and standard features are free. The Google Play iOS app is also free.
All Access features:
* Listen to unlimited songs
* Create custom radio stations from any song, artist or album
* Enjoy radio without skip limits
* Get smart recommendations based on your tastes
* Enjoy handcrafted playlists from our music experts
All Access and standard features:
* Add up to 20,000 of your own songs from your personal music collection using your Mac, Windows or Linux computer
* Listen on all your devices and our web player at play.google.com/music
* Access your music anywhere without syncing, and save your favorites for offline playback* Experience all your music without ads