Google Play Music All Access officially launching on iOS

Google's SVP of Android and Chrome, Sundar Pichai, dropped a pretty huge piece of news our way at the D11 conference; Google Play Music All Access is coming to iOS. Currently, there's unofficial apps that will get you into Google's new streaming service, but it's pretty huge news that Google is bringing it to iOS in an official capacity.

Streaming seems to be the big talk of the moment, and with Apple rumored to be launching their own 'iRadio' service at some point Google bringing their service to iOS is pretty big. We've often mused that the best Google phone out there is in fact the iPhone 5, and today's announcement is just another piece of that. All Access will be a $9.99 a month subscription service, though if you're interested, sign up before June 30 for a discount on that to $7.99 You can sign up on the web, and a 30-day trial is also available.

Pichai said that their engineers are currently "working like crazy" to bring All Access to iOS, the biggest question is when exactly we'll see it. Pichai said on stage that it'll launch "in a few weeks," but nothing more concrete than that. Interestingly Pichai also stated that Google sees iOS users who want their services as regular Google users, and that they want to make sure their products and services work for them. An interesting point of view. So, anyone excited for All Access?

Source: Engadget

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Great news considering it is the cheapest unlimited music pass I know of. Can't wait to pull my Nexus library over to my new iPhone so I don't have to carry 2 devices ;)

I'm pumped for this! Just got an iPad mini for my birthday last week and have been searching for pretty much everything Google on the App Store since I am an avid Android user and enthusiast. All Access is going to rock on my tablet!!!!!!!!!!

Google is making it very easy for those who like both platforms or use devices on both platforms, as any good Services company should..

Good stuff..

ya know, the statement, "Google sees iOS users who want their services as regular Google users," is a very mature way to look at the current "Google services on iOS devices" situation. I like that, and I respect them for that thought process.

I have yet to stump Google's All Access catalog, but that doesn't really tell you much, does it? lol

That said, anything I'd want to hear that isn't in their catalog is likely already in my personal collection -- so playing a mixture of both isn't really an issue.

I've never used Rdio, but All Access compares very well to Spotify so far. Spotify has a better selection of compilation albums, it seems, but in terms of albums and EPs,they've been head-to-head in my personal use.

The interface of All Access is definitely better, though. I'm an Android user, though, so the interface comparison may be a little different on iOS.

Love it, My Google library is filled with great music, pulling it all over to my new iPhone 5 makes being a dual OS owner very easy. Google on IOS is the best news all day. Keep it coming to my Iphone 5 Nexus phone.