Google Play Music Comes To iOS With All Access & Chromecast Support

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An official Google Play Music app is finally available on iOS, bringing Google’s All Access music streaming service to your iPhone. Users can listen to millions of tracks on demand and enjoy custom radio with no limits, as well as access to the music they’ve uploaded to Google’s cloud-based storage service.

We initially expected Google Music to come to iOS back in October, but when the hugely reliable @evleaks promised us that the app was “imminent” on Thursday, we had a feeling it may arrive before the weekend. It’s only available on iPhone and iPod touch for now (though you can use this version blown up on iPad if you choose), but a native iPad interface is coming later.

The app looks very much like its Android counterpart, but that’s okay, because it fits in nicely with iOS 7’s new design guidelines. It also delivers almost all of the features you get with the Android version, including All Access, Google’s subscription-based music streaming service.

Like many of its rivals, All Access costs $9.99 per month (with a 30-day free trial) and allows you to listen to million of songs streamed straight to your device. You can also create custom radio stations from your favorite songs, artists, or albums; get smart recommendations based on the music you love, and build your own playlists. There’s no offline mode yet, though.

In addition to this, you can access the music you’ve uploaded to the Google Play Music cloud-based storage service, which lets you hold 20,000 tracks in the cloud for free. You don’t need an All Access subscription to stream these, and you won’t have to listen to ads, either.

The app comes with Chromecast support so you can stream your music to your TV — if you have the $35 Chromecast dongle.

You can download Google Music from the App Store now using the source link below.

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