Google Music App for iPhone Launches in the App Store

Google Music App for iPhone Launches in the App Store

Interactive Innovation Solutions has released an iPhone app for Google Music called gMusic. Members of Google’s music locker service can stream up to 20,000 tracks from the iPhone.

gMusic looks and feels almost exactly like the native Music app in iOS 5, and it offers a native experience over the web app that Google offers its customers.

gMusic is the only native iOS app that lets you access your Google Music account, which allows you to keep up to 20,000 of your favorite songs in Google Music. Now you can listen to your entire music collection without having to use any space on your iOS device.

gMusic features include:
- Very fast load times. Typically less than 10 seconds until you can load and start
streaming your Music library.
After that the rest of your collection will trickle in.
- Create an Instant Playlist
- Add songs to existing playlists
- Search by Artist, Songs, Albums, or Genres
- Plays in the background so you can use your other apps while still listening to your music
- Stay tuned for other great new features coming soon.

After you verify your Google Music account in-app, gMusic lets you stream music in the background, create playlists on the fly, and sync with your online account’s library.

While the app appears to be a little buggy, gMuisc does allow you to store a limited amount of your music collection offline for cached listening. This is a super useful feature for those that don’t always have data connectivity, whether it be on a subway or airplane.

You can download gMusic for iPhone in the App Store for $2.

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  • cheesy11

    upto 20,000 tracks?hmm i likey…

  • Alfiejr

    i don’t see the AirPlay button … does it work?

  • Alfiejr

    i don’t see the AirPlay button … does it work?

  • James Clancey

    Yes airplay works!

  • djrobsd

    Pretty cool but perhaps a day late and a dollar short, i’m holding out for itunes match, but if they would had this a couple months ago… then bam.  

  • shherr

    no scrobbling? le sigh. My Google Music account is getting 0 use.

  • Jonathan Coffman

    just visit the mobile site for google music and create a bookmark on your phones home screen. I am not paying $2 for an app that is very similar to the mobile site experience. I will hold out until google makes an iphone app for free.

  • Jonathan Coffman

    just visit the mobile site for google music and create a bookmark on your phones home screen. I am not paying $2 for an app that is very similar to the mobile site experience. I will hold out until google makes an iphone app for free.

  • timjohnson3754

    Boo Google. Just kidding, I generally really like google. Check out this vocal performance app ShiftyVox. http://www.subtorioussound.com

  • Alex

    I used iTunes Match, and it’s bullcrap. Worst $20ish bucks I ever spent. It caches EVERYTHING YOU LISTEN TO on your phone, effectively rendering the cloud option useless. I mean, if I wanted the songs on my phone, I’d add them myself. Without the option to stream everything, and never store any songs on my device, iTunes Match is a waste of time.

  • Alex

    You might be waiting a long time (read: forever). Since Google has its own Music Store, Apple will do everything it can to block them from the App store. Hell, did you see how long it took Google Voice to appear on the App Store? It was in Apple’s possession for over a year, just sitting there because Google is the competition. Not exactly good for the consumer.

  • ChargersFan858

    I’ve tried gMusic and found it pretty terrible to use and to look at. Try gBeats for Google Music (.99). Bar none, the best of all the apps.

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