Google Play Music Coming To iOS Users In A ‘Few Weeks,’ Says Android Head Sundar Pichai

by Paul Joseph on June 3, 2013 · 0 comments

Google has revealed that their music streaming service, Play Music All Access will be arriving to iOS within the next couple of weeks. The news was announced by Google’s Senior Vice President of Android, Chrome and Google Apps, Sundar Pichai at the AllThingsD11  conference earlier this week. He said: “In Google’s DNA, we wanted to be universally accessible. The goal with search was to make it work for everyone in the world, and I think that philosophy extends today. 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.” Google announced its new ‘All Access’ $9.99/month streaming service as part of Google Play Music at its Google I/O keynote presentation a few weeks ago. The service offers curated playlists, but also allows users to access a radio feature that automatically creates radio stations with the ability to remove unwanted songs. Currently, the subscription service is available only in the USA and will rolled out to other countries as well. Since launching, the service unofficially arrived on iOS last week via an update to the third-party gMusic client for iPhone and iPad. The app is one of the more popular Google Music clients allowing iOS users to access Google’s music services, but this is the first time Google has confirmed its plans to bring the service to Apple device’s through it’s first-party client. However, I’m afraid there’s nothing on the positive front for Windows Phone and BlackBerry users. When asked about apps for the two, he said that Google has “ great HTML5 apps ” for “ platforms that don’t have that many users at scale “, explaining that “ if they get more users, we will make apps” . All odds point towards the launch of Google Play music on iOS in the coming weeks itself, and I’m sure the iOS users will be happy about this. Though we can’t be sure about India rollout as yet, there’s no harm in a positive outlook. After all, I don’t think any app publisher/distributor wouldn’t want to take advantage of the huge user base Apple has on its iOS system for its service. Looking For A Social Media Agency?? – Contact WATConsult – India’s Leading Social Media Agency

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