Official Google Music App For iOS Now ‘Imminent’

Google Music on Android.

Google Music on Android.

The official Google Music app for iOS, which will allow Google Play Music All Access subscribers to enjoy the music streaming service on iPhone and iPad, is now “imminent,” a reliable source reports.

We initially expected the app to arrive last month, following an October 3 report from Engadget’s Matt Brian. But it was noted then that “while employees have been invited to test the app, Google still needs to fix a few bugs before it’s ready for release.”

It appears fixing those bugs may have taken a little longer than expected, then, but the ever-reliable @evleaks reports that Google Music for iOS is now “imminent.” We don’t have a more specific release date, unfortunately, but “imminent” suggests to me that it should be available within the coming days.

There’s already a Google Music web app compatible with iOS devices, of course, but it’s lacking lots of features and leaves much to be desired. Furthermore, Google knows it’ll need native apps if it wants to sell its All Access streaming service to users on other platforms.

Like its rivals, All Access costs $9.99 per month, and it provides you with access to millions of songs on-demand. Users can also create personalized radio stations from their favorite songs or artists, get smart recommendations based on the music they love, and create their own playlists.

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  • DJBabyBuster

    Nuts to all access, yet another subscription based service, I just wanna be able to access my 20,000 songs off google music. It’s absurd that its taken this long to finally come to iOS.

  • Falafelhead

    Waaaaaaaaaay to late to the game. Literally all (3) of the GMAA subscribers I knew – who jumped on board because, “It’s Google” and “$7.99/mo” – have since switched to a competitor. They really blew this one.

  • ScottSouder

    It’s about time. I know a lot of people(myself included) who have been waiting on this. I nearly went back to Spotify.

  • SadieMae

    Its not about time… they are several months late to the game! Their only salvation was third party ios apps (gmusic and others) and the ability to save any all access mp3 to iTunes with a 3rd party desktop client (songspout.com).

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