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Google Play Music iPhone app launching later this month, says report

Rumors by Andrew Kameka on Thursday October 03, 2013.

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Whatever happened to that Google Play Music All Access iOS app? Android SVP Sundar Pichai in May said on stage at the All Things Digital conference that Google would launch "in a few weeks" but the app never materialized. Engadget now claims that its sources say a launch will happen sometime this month.

Pichai openly declared that Google planned to deliver an iPhone and iPad-friendly version of its music streaming service shortly after the company unveiled Google Play Music All Access for Android. Months went by without any access to Access, which allows subscribers to pay $9.99 per month to listen to as much music as they desire. Since that time, Google has brought Play Music to new countries in Europe, but the pending iOS launch will mark the first time that Google has made Play Music available somewhere other than Android and the web.

Engadget claims that Google is presently testing the Google Music iOS app and plans to launch it later this month once it has fixed "a few bugs." Apple iPhone and iPad users currently have to rely on third party apps like gMusic or the web, neither of which is as appealing as being able to get the full range of features that comes with an officially sanctioned app. Google is believed to announce a new version of Android and a new phone later this month, so October could be fairly busy for the company if it finally makes good on its promise to offer a Google Play Music iOS app.

source: Engadget

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