First Google Music App Now Available in the App Store

By , Oct 19, 2011

Remember Google Music? Back in May, Google unveiled a beta version of its cloud-based music service that allows users to upload up to 20,000 songs to its servers. Users can then access that music from almost any device with a web connection.

A major downside to the service is that it hasn’t had a native iOS app. It’s had a web app of sorts, but never an actual application. Until now. Macgasm is reporting that gMusic, a native Google Music app, has just surfaced in the App Store…

gMusic looks very similar to the Music application in iOS, and has a lot of the same features. You can sort your music by playlists, songs, artists, albums, and even genres. Here’s an excerpt from gMusic’s App Store description:

“gMusic is the only native iOS app that lets you access your Google Music account, which allows you to keep up to 20,000 of your favorite songs in Google Music. Now you can listen to your entire music collection without having to use any space on your iOS device.”

Google Music is in direct competition with Apple’s iTunes Match music service, so it’s kind of odd that Apple approved the application. Regardless, gMusic is available (for now) in the App Store for the iPhone for $1.99.

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  • Gabriel

    $1.99!? You’re kidding right?

    • omgoozles

      +1

  • Jareddd

    Why do they even try? Google needs to stick to being a website. And social network

    • Spencer

      Agreed they should stick to being a search engine. Google+ sucks too!!

      • vhaos

        agreed

      • http://aldowynsmusings.tk AbuJaffer

        Considering their OS is more successful than iOS they should do whatever the hell they want.

  • Sillybear

    Before any more douchebags complain, the app isn’t made by google. It’s some random 3rd party developer looking to make a quick buck. Can’t blame him for his hard work.

    • Eric

      you beat me to the punch. He also made one for Amazon’s cloud system. I am tempted to download it as the idea of streaming my music rather than filling my phone up with my library is tempting. I wish someone would do a youtube review of it so we can see the functionality

      • Francesco

        +1 and hell yea for empty space on iphone or smartphone lolz

  • surya

    cannot sign in!!…anybody facing the similar problem?

  • Tman

    I can’t sign in either. Keeps saying invalid username & password!

  • John

    Works WAY better than the web version of G Beta. Works like a REAL app, worth $1.99.

  • AvenGerMK

    Yes the whole craze of not having your information and music backed up on your device is now awesome and the new thing. However think about when the service is down or hacked all that stuff is up there ” In the clouds” to be taken. Hard copies of stuff is yes a pain but way more safe. Though the plus of cloud is that with less harddrive space you can either add more tech into the phone or you can make it extremely thin. Which is another trend I shall now delve into at this time. Though I agree, google should stick to what it does best. Porn ;P

  • Jesse

    well worth the $1.99 been wanting a real app since GMusic started. People taking S**t about it obviously haven’t gotten into the beta and/or don’t have a large music library.

  • Saice

    I think Gomusic is much better and cheaper

    • http://itsmyphone.co Aegides

      +!

  • Frank

    I’ve sent you this yesterday morning (well morning in the UK, probably dawn for US)..

  • Slayer

    I have been trying it for about a day now and I must say it’s allright with me….

  • rsimon24

    Hey guys, did you checked the new category in the AppStore, thanks to Google now theres a “I don’t give a fuck apps” seriously google´s developers act like mentally handicapped!