D11 (Sundar Pichai 001)

Earlier this month, the search monster at the Google I/O developers conference unveiled its new $9.99 a month subscription service called Google Play Music All Access. It offers streaming from Google’s catalog of “millions of tracks” and supports curated playlists, radio stations and ability to remove unwanted songs.

While Google initially said the service will run on Android devices and on the web, there was no mention of iOS whatsoever. During today’s interview at the D11 conference, Google’s new Android lead Sundar Pichai confirmed that Google Play Music All Access is coming to iOS in the next few weeks…

Noting Google is about reaching users all over the world, Pichai said that Apple users will soon be able to use the subscription service on their iPhone and iPad devices, according to a liveblog over at AllThingsD:

We brought Google Now to iOS.

A couple weeks from now we will launch Google Play Music All Access for iOS, the teams are working like crazy to do it.

Eagle-eyed readers might note that gMusic, a $1.99 Google Music client for the iPhone pictured below, was recently updated with support for All Access streaming.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook said during Tuesday’s opening night D11 talk that “Apple has no religious issue porting an iOS app to Android.”

However, he did underscore Apple would port an iOS app to Android only “if it made sense” and said Facebook’s Chat Heads feature is not on its list of priorities.

“Customers like our current integration with Facebook services,” he said. “I’m not sure that’s one, but there’s always more to do. We’ll come up with more things to do together.”

If Cook really meant what he said, Apple would have long ported iTunes to Android, IMHO.

  • Adil Hussain

    Think i’ll stick to music from iTunes, the quality just sounds better than your usual mp3 (even 320kbps)

    • Boss

      F%#K Paying 0.99$ for every song

      • Adil Hussain

        lol, i agree with you in a way…though you do know you can find iTunes quality tracks all over the net (free)?

      • mrloko

        Torrent..search for m4a formatwhich is the same iTunesprovide..you can even searchas 320 kbps mp3 (quality)

      • Gorgonphone

        hahahahahhahahahaah ii will never ever do that silly crap

  • mrloko

    If its google it can be hackable..find a hack some one please

  • Jacob Stark

    I’m still staying with Spotify!

  • Gorgonphone

    is this free??????? if not i will stick with pandora on my jialbroken devices…

    • Imahottguy

      Did you read the article? Google Music offers a free service where the user uploads up to 20,000 songs to the cloud and then listen to them on up to 5 (I think) devices. For $7.99 (Soon to be $9.99 at the end of June) users can do that and get access to Google’s entire music collection with on demand (basically) playlists of said collection and custom radio stations that offer unlimited skips and the ability to delete songs from the stations. It’s like Pandora, only much better, IMHO..

      • kris

        i came from the galaxy s3 and just upgraded to the iphone 5..i signed up for the google music offer at $8 a month and i loved it. you can listen to any song you want…rewind, replay, skip as many times as you want..song quality was amazing also..really hope this does come to ios..the gmusic app does it no justice.

  • PainToad

    Pay an ongoing monthly fee, end up owning nothing in the long term. Pointless.

    • Imahottguy

      This whole “ownership” argument lately is so played out. You realize that you don’t actually own the music and other contents you purchase in iTunes right? You do own a license for the content, but you do not actually own the song. If you truly owned it, the song/movie/whatev would have some sort of value. You would be allowed to give it to someone or sell it. What is the dofference really with this service? Yes you do not have licenses for individual songs, but you have legal access to so many of them, on demand. As long as you listen to different music than you currently “own” with this service, how is it not a good deal?

      • PainToad

        Oh please keep lecturing me about common knowledge topics. Obviously you don’t own the rights to the actual song. But you do OWN the license, ie. I pay the initial fee then it is mine to keep and use for personal use forever. Compared to Google’s service where once the monthly payments stop, you are left with nothing. Thought this was obvious, but clearly I needed to make it simpler for you.

      • Imahottguy

        Riiight. Nothing is forever, especially in the digital realm. The way I see it. If I listen to 8 songs a month, which I do within a day or so, then it has paid for itself. Since I can search for specific artists and songs, on demand, I have a much larger library at my fingertips. Just sayin’. If you could make it even more simple for me, perhaps that will help, someone.

      • PainToad

        What a stupid comment, nothing is forever in a digital world? Backing up digital assets is incredibly easy. My iTunes library is backed up to a NAS and to a external TimeMachine drive. I collect music, I want to be able to listen to it in 5, 10, 30 years time. If I wanted disposable music I would stream radio.

  • notewar

    i like guvera…anyone use that?