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Nearly 6 months after announcing that it would be coming in ‘a few weeks,’ Google has finally launched an official Google Play Music app for iPhone. The software allows you to use both Google’s All Access and standard music services.

All Access is similar to Spotify and other like-services, allowing users to listen to unlimited songs and create custom radio stations. And the standard service lets you upload 20,000 of your own songs to the cloud for playback anywhere…

From the App Store description:

All Access features:
– Listen to unlimited songs
– Create custom radio stations from any song, artist or album
– Enjoy radio without skip limits
– Get smart recommendations based on your tastes
– Enjoy handcrafted playlists from our music experts

All Access and standard features:
– Add up to 20,000 of your own songs from your personal music collection using your Mac, Windows or Linux computer
– Listen on all your devices and our web player at play.google.com/music
– Access your music anywhere without syncing, and save your favorites for offline playback
– Experience all your music without ads

You’ll obviously need a Google Play Music account to use the app. The good news is, the standard service is completely free, and Google is currently offering a 30-day free trial of its All Access service. Afterwards it’ll cost you $9.99 per month.

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I haven’t played with All Access enough yet to know if it’s much better or worse than other services, but with a free app and free 30-day trial, I’d say it’s worth checking out. You can find the new Google Play Music app in the App Store for free.

  • Chandra Y

    Spotify FTW!!!

  • Mondo

    I recently came back to an iPhone, I was using a Nexus 4 and a Google Play Edition HTC One which I used Google Radio on, personally I like Slacker Radio better. I pay the same price as Google All Access and it’s stations have better song choices, I don’t find myself skipping through the whole playlist like I did with All Access.

    • mehrab

      Hows the tansition of coming back to the iphone been?

      • Mondo

        Different, especially the screen size. I keep having typo’s because I’m so used to the One’s keyboard haha. Other than that it’s actually not that difficult.

      • mehrab

        Do you notice better app responsiveness or more reliable better performance?

      • Mondo

        I noticed that I didn’t have to charge my phone half a day in that’s for sure, more reliable performance too because apps weren’t stretched or shrunken down to fit all the different sized screens.

  • CollegiateLad

    So many nice options. My go to music apps are Pandora and iTunes right now.

  • Faruk.

    use grooveshark if you have a jailbreak and you don’t want anything else anymore!

    • ✪ aidan harris ✪

      Grooveshark has a nice html 5 website for use on non-jailbroken iPhones (and of course jailbroken iPhones too). It’s sort of a middle-finger to Apple and their AppStore…

  • Maxim∑

    iTunes Radio has been pretty good and it’s integrated

  • jack

    $10/mo vs $25/yr … google is ret4rded

    • tskwierc

      the 10 a month is for the spotify like download any song from googles library service. You can use the 20000 song vault like iTunes match for free. Works out good if you don’t want to pay for iTunes match although i have to say personally Itunes match is worth the price for the deep integration and you get no commercial Itunes radio (although I still prefer Pandora One ATM)

  • abdullah575

    ahe !!!

  • ✪ aidan harris ✪

    Since when did Google learn how to design such a nice UI?

    • Dan

      I’ve been liking their minimalistic UI for a while now, everything seems to be getting the ‘Google Now’ card style.

    • chumawumba

      Apple UIkit

      • ✪ aidan harris ✪

        I don’t think it’s Apples UIkit since it works on iOS 6 which means it is custom built…

      • chumawumba

        Good point, I didn’t think of that

    • Falk M.

      They’ve been doing this for a while now, especially on iOS.
      They still have some horrible pieces, but those are becoming the minority.

      Like what the hell is it with the Quickoffice and Drive apps?
      My Lord…

  • So, I thought there was an interesting bit in the “Version History” part. It says Version 1.0.0 was “updated 9/24/13” haha. Weird.

    • Kenny Strawn

      Approval process, probably… When Search was updated (3.1) last, it too had a date stamp of a few days prior to the actual date the update was pushed, indicating that it was submitted to Apple on that date but only got pushed when approved by Apple. In the case of Play Music 1.0.0, it probably never made it through the approval process…

  • İlkim Sezen

    Still not in Turkey. Shame on you Google Music.

  • vadovado

    Am I the only one that used Songza? it’s free and have all songs of the “universe”! Even easy playlist and all those stuffs!

  • randall young

    Slacker Radio best above all!

  • TonyVee73

    I only use it to stream songs that I uploaded to Google Play. I’ve uploaded roughly 7,500 songs to and it’s not taking any room on my iPhone. Works great on my iPhone 5, not so great on my iPhone 4.

    Definitely works better than any of the 3rd party apps I’ve tried, like gMusic or Melodies.

    I also use and love Pandora when I’m just in a mood for a cool mix. I have a lot of cool stations set up.