Google Releases Google Music Web App For iPhone, iPad And iPod Touch


Google Music

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.

Though Google Music kind of worked on the iPhone, iPad or iPod touch, the interface wasn’t optimised for iOS devices.

That has just changed. Google has released an HTML 5 iOS optimised web app for its Google Music service. Google announced the launch of their new web app on Twitter:

Music Beta users – try the new mobile web app for iOS4 and listen to your music on the go: http://music.google.com

Screenshot of Google Music web app on iPhone

Screenshot of Google Music web app on iPhone

The web app allows you to only listen to music but doesn’t support allow you to upload or manage your music collection. In our opinion, even though Google has brought us some of the best web apps for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch like Gmail and Google Music web app appears to be quite slick, services like Google Music needs a native app. However, we are not sure if Google’s decision to launch a web app has something to do with Apple’s App Store policies.

The Next Web asked Google if they plan to release a native app in the App Store and they didn’t comment on it. It will be interesting to see if Apple will approve an app that directly competes with its upcoming iCloud and iTunes Match services based on last year’s saga over Google Voice.

Google’s new music service is currently in beta and is available to U.S users by invitation. If you’re a Google Music beta user, you can checkout the web app by pointing mobile Safari to http://music.google.com.

[Google via The Next Web]

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