Google Music is still in its beta and not a lot of people are getting it as yet. Itâ€™s not even available in other countries. But the guys at Google still want more people experience what they think may be a game changer in entertainment and cloud computing so they have finally released a version that is compatible with Appleâ€™s iOS.
The new version of Google Music can be accessed on devices that carry iOS. But this is not a completely separate app â€“ the access will go through the Safari browser. This is a mixed bag for some people. Others prefer a separate app so they can access Google servers even without the browser, while others want their access to be done through the browser so they wonâ€™t have to install any extraneous apps.
The browser interface actually acts similar to an app. Users can slide between the songs and as a nifty feature, the songs you are playing will continue to do so even when the browser is closed. Of course, browsing through the library and searching for songs can be done through the browser as well.
Google Music is not the first to market with a music streaming service â€“ it already has competition from Spotify and other music streaming services and soon from Appleâ€™s own iCloud service. Google Music has to make unique product decisions to distinguish it from its competitors.
Originally posted on September 9, 2011 @ 10:37 am