Given that Google shows a lot of support for iOS with a number of popular apps, it’s quite a surprise that its new All Access music streaming service is only available on Android. That may change in the future, but for now, there is a third-party app that’ll let you use your All Access subscription on your iPhone.
It’s called gMusic, and it’s actually been around for just under 18 months. Until now, the app allowed users to access all the music they had uploaded to Google Music on their iPhone, but the app’s developer just submitted an update that’ll let you enjoy All Access, too.
The gMusic app already plays the songs you’ve uploaded to Google Music. But after hearing Google announce All Access last week at I/O, developer James Clancey spent the weekend banging out an update to support the subscription service. Clancey submitted the app to the iTunes App Store this morning.
Clancey says he had streaming music playing in gMusic within an hour after Google announced its new service, but the difficult bit was putting together a new interface for the app. I’m sure the effort will pay off when Clancey has the only app with support for All Access in the App Store — providing Apple gives the update a thumbs-up, of course.
There’s a good chance Google will make All Access available on iOS devices in the future; it already shows a lot of love to Apple’s platform, and it will surely want to put its new service in front of as many potential customers as it can.
But until then, gMusic is the way to go. If you don’t already have the app, it’s priced at $1.99, and it’s available to download from the App Store now. Just remember, the latest update was only submitted today, so it could be a little while yet before it shows up.