Google Play Music Hits Apple’s iPhone, iPad

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Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) fans can now stream music from Google Play on their iPhones and iPads. This new music streaming service is about six months old, and until now it’s been exclusively available for Android users.

Details of Google Play for iOS

Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) shared the details on it:

“Store up to 20,000 songs for free online and listen to them on your iPhone. The upload process is simple – you can select your iTunes folder during setup and we’ll build your library in the cloud. Or try All Access, our monthly music subscription service, which gives you an unlimited pass to a huge library of music. Create an ad-free, interactive radio station from any song or artist you love. Search for any artist from our collection of millions upon millions of songs and listen instantly. Browse recommendations from our expert music team and explore songs by genre. The ‘“Listen Now’ tab puts artists and radio stations we think you’ll like front and center so you can start listening the minute you open your library.”

Google Play fills music-on-demand void for Apple users

A few months ago, Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) released iTunes Radio, a music streaming service that’s more like Pandora with customized and specialized radio stations. Apple has yet to release a music-on-demand service like Spotify or Google Play All Access. This new feature is a good thing for iOS users who don’t want to purchase a single song or album to grow their music library. Fortunately, this shouldn’t affect Apple’s iTunes to much as it’s still the leading music downloading service out there.

With so many different music streaming services on the market, it may be hard to select which service to try. Some services, such as Pandora Media Inc (NYSE:P) and iTunes Radio are generally free, although there are premium services available for a small monthly fee. Other services including Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) Play All Access start at $9.99.

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