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Google Music works on iOS thanks to its web-based player

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Google Music works on iOS thanks to its web-based player
Google finally entered the realms of cloud-based music services after a beta version of Google Music along with a Google Music Android app were brought to life yesterday. Being a child of Google itself, the streaming audio service was announced to be optimized for Honeycomb tablets with smartphone versions of Android (2.2 Froyo and above) to support it as well, but it turns out there is a way to stream your uploaded songs to iOS devices without much difficulty.

Even though the web-based Google Music player is built using Adobe Flash technology, it seems like Mobile Safari is able to run it just fine. The first and most important thing that you need to do is to get yourself an invitation to a beta account, kind of like when Gmail launched back in 2004. After you do that, you should be able to upload your favorite tunes from your computer to Google's cloud. Once that is finished, open Mobile Safari and navigate to Google Music's home page where you will be able to log in using your Google account. That's it! As soon as you log in, the web-based Google Music player will show up and you will be able to use it even when Mobile Safari is minimized. Just remember to use two fingers when scrolling through the playlist, and that the audio controls in the iOS multitasking tray work too.

Bear in mind that the web-based player lags a bit when navigating, but having it running to some extent is definitely better than not being able to use it at all. Feel free to give it a try and let us know how it works for you by dropping a comment for us below.

To request your Google Music from the service's home page - click here.

source: CNET via Redmond Pie

Google Music works on iOS thanks to its web-based player

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posted on 11 May 2011, 09:08

1. clevername (Posts: 1428; Member since: 11 Jul 2008)


IPhone does.

posted on 11 May 2011, 09:17 4

2. z31k_3 (Posts: 14; Member since: 06 May 2011)


Looks like there is life for an inferior product (Apple) after all... :-/

posted on 11 May 2011, 10:06 1

3. XxVerbalxX (unregistered)


tried it, won't load all my songs off the memory card, lost all my playlists. uninstalled it, all came back

posted on 11 May 2011, 11:19 4

4. remixfa (Posts: 13902; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


ibots, if you want to use google products like music n maps n such.. just get an android phone. you will never go back to ios again.

posted on 11 May 2011, 18:00 1

5. Lucas777 (Posts: 2121; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)


u know there r google maps on the iphone right? and why would u use this googlecrap music when it takes two seconds to sync it... even wireless sync is better... this googlemusic is so stupid...

posted on 12 May 2011, 09:29

8. Goldeneye (Posts: 352; Member since: 22 Jan 2011)


sure you got maps but only the basics, turn by turn directions? I didn't think so, about music, give Google about a year then we'll talk about it

posted on 12 May 2011, 09:51

9. remixfa (Posts: 13902; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


you dont have full google maps. you have google maps from 2005. Ours is full 3d talking, voice activated, turn by turn that gives you real 3d views of buildings, AR browsing, and so much more. you have 20 gimped google programs. if you want the real deal, its android all the way.

BTW, google music is pretty cool. it auto uploads all your music from your computer, phone,ect and keeps the list online so you can play any of it ANYWHERE without having to take up memory on any of your devices. Got a browser? a phone? at work? at home? wanna show ur friend a new song u found? boom.. its all there instantly... anywhere. And its YOUR music.. no DRM.. no having to pay 2 bux a song, no worries.

think of all the memory it frees up by not having a copy of all ur songs on your PC and also on each phone ur family uses.
Obviously u didnt read anything about the service before u replied.. lol.

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