You’ve all probably heard by now that Google has launched the beta version of its new cloud storage service. Google Music Beta is currently free and allows users to store up to 20,000 songs for playback on any Android device, but what about iOS?

If you’re tired of waiting on Apple to launch their own cloud services, you can join in on the Google Music Beta party with your iDevice. Much like the Amazon cloud service, iOS users have found a way  to playback Google Music on their iDevices…

Before we get started, you are obviously going to need a Google Music account. Currently the service is only available by invitation, but you can request an invitation from their website.

Once you have received your invitation, you’ll want to login to the storage service from your computer and upload some music. As soon as  you have songs available, they can be accessed from your iPhone or other iDevice.

Just open up Safari on your iDevice and navigate to google.com/music and enter your account information.  It’s probably no accident that Google Music’s web player is extremely mobile-friendly. Just tap the “Play” button at the bottom to start jammin’.

Unlike Amazon’s player, your music is played through the web browser and doesn’t require Quicktime to open. You can set playback toggles like Shuffle and Repeat, and you can even play music in the background thanks to multitasking support.

That’s about all there is to it. Remember, the service is still in beta version so it might not have all the bugs worked out. It’s currently free, but you do have to request an invitation that can take a while to receive back from Google. Now that we know Google Music works on iDevices, it’s your move Apple.

Are you using Google Music? What do you think?

  • Lele

    How about mentioning it only works in the US! 🙂

  • Lele

    How about mentioning it only works in the US 🙂

  • miasma

    Currently only available in USA … doh

  • AMB

    Only in the US? No love for Canada?

    Really I mean why differentiate the US and Canada for that kind of stuff ? :S

  • Why the fuck everything is for US ? :S

  • Frankie

    WTF??? only the US?

  • ECH

    What about Mexico?, same that Canada… well I guess the difference is that we’re still trapped in the 3rd world, but what the heck? (Not so) Many people have an iPhone with (a really lame) 3G coverage.

    • vik071

      We are not the same Paquito and we will never be!

  • Tito Georgie

    I love living in the us. Just saying…

  • Hey people, calm down. Yes, it is only available in the US. Google is a US based company and they are currently beta testing this, so it makes sense it’s only available in the US.

    • AMB

      Easy for you to say…

  • BLiNK

    just sent my request for an invitation

  • Fabio Rodrigues

    hey that is a good thing, but have anyone used “MeCanto” isn’t that the same thing??

    I’ve been using that for almost two years, whenever I restore my phone or ipod and dont have time or patience to choose the songs I want to carry in my iDevice I just log in to mecanto account and my whole library is there, I can make playlists inside the app, I can check trough the web browser as well.

    Is that too diferent than MeCanto?

  • moi

    subsonic > google & apple and any ‘cloud’ service

  • G Funk Money

    America, America Google shed his grace on thee! And crown thy good with Google Music, from sea to shining sea!

  • akag9

    Lately Safari works with Amazon Cloud player without opening QT.

  • Hi guys,
    It is a US only but … if you go to : http://hidemyass.com/
    And then paste the link of the invite page and the click “hide my ass”, you will manipulate the google site to believe that you are from US.
    Additionally you need to change the country to US on your google account, i did it and viola ! i have a google music beta account !

    good luck

  • Greg

    Kunts. Only available in u.s. No love for u.k lol

  • Jack Sparrow

    just sign up from hidemyass.com

  • bacon

    learn to use proxy, idiots
    i live in russia and i got my invitation ez

    • Greg

      Calm down u kunt !

  • Érico

    no google music in brazil! 🙁

  • Jon

    When do the invites go out?

  • Thanks for this article. Helped me alot ive been wondering what else I can do with the buttons other than skip track. Awesome!

  • I wrote an article on getting google music outside the us, want some? http://www.xalate.com/2011/06/google-music-outside-the-us/

  • chris

    working for me in the UK 🙂

  • CanadaAY

    it works in Canada! : )