Google Play Music Lands On iOS, But You Can’t Buy Music Thanks To Apple

After a long wait, iOS users can finally use Google’s awesome music service, Google Play Music. The service landed on Android and the web six months ago, and now comes to iOS in the form of an app. The app allows users to listen to music they have uploaded to Google’s servers, and creates personalized playlists based on songs that you have uploaded. Google allows you to upload up to 20,000 songs to your library without charge.

Google Music’s All Access plan offers a variety of advanced features, and comes with a price tag of $9.99 a month. For this price, you not only have access to your previously uploaded songs but to Google’s more than 20 million songs that Google has stashed in their catalog. You can also create radio stations based on an artist, song or album, all without annoying ads like Spotify and Pandora.

The radio feature is a step above other streaming radio apps, allowing you to change and delete upcoming songs. It’s more of an interactive playlist than radio, and is a welcome way to make sure that Dave Matthews Band or Coldplay doesn’t just sneak up on you. (I’m looking at you, Pandora.)

You won’t be able to purchase music through the app, or subscribe to Play Music All Access. This is due to Apple’s App Store policies, which demand a large amount of in-app sales, 30 percent to be exact. Suffice to say, Google wasn’t willing to play that game, so all purchases must be made via the web.

Check out the Google Play Music app in the Apple App Store, and get ready to rock out!

[Via: The Verge]

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