Google Play Music makes its debut in Apple’s App Store
The mobile music war just hit a higher note.
Google on Friday launched its long-awaited Google Play Music application for Apple’s iOS. The free application, which is available now in the Apple App Store, allows users to stream millions of songs and create custom radio stations. Unlike Apple’s iTunes Radio and Pandora, there are no skip limits on Google Music.
Those who want to listen to their own libraries also can upload up to 20,000 of their own songs to Google’s music cloud service and access those on other devices.
Google announced the Play Music app in May. At that time, the company promised it would be made available over the summer.
Despite missing that mark, Google has come through with other promises it made in May. The app’s streaming function, Google Music All Access, includes the ability to download tracks locally for listening when away from a wireless signal. Google also has offered a 30-day free trial on All Access. After that period is up, customers will pay $10 per month for access to the streaming service.
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