It's been a long time coming, but the Google Play app has found its way into the Apple App Store—and fanboys who haven't had the chance to use the app yet just might be warming up to it now.
The free version of Google Play lets users upload 20,000 songs to the cloud, either straight from iTunes, or wherever you may keep your songs. Once you sign-up, you can stream your songs from your iPhone, iPod, or iPad, or from the Google Play website. Yet, iOS users can't directly buy songs or records straight from the app, so this might be the main feature you'll use off the bat. You won't have to put up with any ads while listening to music on the free version, and you can pick browse through your music on the Listen Now, My Library, or Playlists tab. Also, if you're going somewhere by way of, say, the subway, and you're not going to have good reception, you can pick a specific record to download for offline playing.
To get Google All Access, Google's premium service for $10 a month, you'll have to go to the Android or web app to sign-up. With All Access, you can listen from a collection of 20 million songs, create custom radio stations from a song or artist (like Pandora), and skip songs however much you'd like. If you sign up, you can go back into the iOS app and refresh your account to register the features. Easy, breezy. If you're wondering why you can't directly sign-up for the service through the app, let's just say Apple doesn't exactly want a direct competitor to iTunes on its own store. Now, Google Play can go head to head with the likes of Spotify and Rdio. Yet, with Google's radio feature, you can view what songs will be coming up ahead, and can delete or adjust them.
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