Back in May, Google launched its music streaming service called Music Beta at Google I/O to compete with Amazon’s Cloud Drive and Cloud Player and Apple’s cloud based services.
Then in September, it followed it up by releasing an HTML 5 iOS optimised web app for its music service, whereas Google Music users were hoping for a mobile app.
The goods news is that a native app for Google’s Music service is finally available in the App Store but it’s not from Google. The name of the native app for Google Music is called gMusic developed by Interactive Innovative Solutions LLC.
It includes the following features:
- Very fast load times. Typically less than 10 seconds until you can load and start
- streaming your Music library.
- After that the rest of your collection will trickle in.
- Create an Instant Playlist
- Add songs to existing playlists
- Search by Artist, Songs, Albums, or Genres
- Plays in the background so you can use your other apps while still listening to your music
We were surprised that Apple has approved the app for Google Music as it competes directly with Apple’s iTunes and we’ve seen Apple occasionally reject apps that replicates some of the core functionalities of the iPhone. We hope that Google takes the lead from gMusic and launches its own native app for free.
gMusic is available in the App Store for $1.99 and you can download it using this App Store link.