google music ios

It’s been more than two years since Google unveiled its Music service, and the company has yet to launch an official iOS client. Sure, there’s been plenty of third-party apps, and a web app, but nothing native directly from Google.

But according to a new report from Engadget, that could change very soon. Citing sources familiar with the company’s plans, the outlet claims that Google is testing a Music app internally, and plans to launch it later this month…

Engadget’s Matt Brian reports:

“Sources aware of Google’s plans have let slip to Engadget that not only is the company currently testing a native Google Music iOS app internally, but that it’ll launch later this month. We’re told that while employees have been invited to test the app, Google still needs to fix a few bugs before it’s ready for release.”

The new app is said to be much more capable than the current web client available to iOS users, with Google reportedly including many of the same custom radio and smart recommendation features that are found in the Android app.

It will also work with Google Play Music All Access, a Spotify-competitor that launched in May of this year. The service offers on demand music and offline listening, and costs $9.99 per month. And yes, a free 30-day trial is available.

As usual, we’ll let you know as soon as the app hits.

  • Jonathan

    Why do the images show that it only supports 3.5 inch screens?

    • Moi

      I heard that iOS 7.0.3 could drop tomorrow , is that true ?

  • aarynk

    Finally made the switch From Android over to IOS and this is the only thing I’ve been missing from Google! gMusic is an OK alternative but an official one is going to be great!

  • abdullah575

    my battery life drain !! too much form 100% to 0 only 3 hours !!! please help !!. iOS 6 is so much better !!

    • mehrab

      Thats impossible lol

  • sharp44MAG .

    “It’s been more than two years since Google unveiled its Music service, and the company has yet to launch an official iOS client.” It is some pose to be two months not two years.

    • Franklin Richards

      No it’s correct. Google Music was unveiled 2 years ago. But it didn’t really become the Google Music we know today until a year ago.

  • TonyVee73

    I only hope this works as good as the Android version and not like the buggy GMusic or Melodies iPhone apps.

    • Franklin Richards

      Google have a tendency of making homebrew apps better for iOS than on Android so hopefully they’ll keep to that tradition.

  • Hallelujah! 😀

  • It’s about darn time, that’s all I can say. They promised it coming in “weeks” several months ago now. gMusic is just too buggy to use constantly. If this works well, I can save a lot of space on my phone and just stream everything.