Google Music apps
I strongly recommend that people considering iTunes Match go take a look at what Google offers as a cloud service FOR FREE right now. 20,000 songs uploaded, no questions asked. If you happen to buy any of them from Google Music, those don't even count against your 20k cap, and neither do the free songs and albums they offer. Note that I have about 70 GIGS of music, and that only equates to about 13,000 songs. And I could probably do without a lot of those if I wanted to free up even more storage.
Uploading takes awhile, but just set it up on your computer over a few days and nights and it's done. From then on, you can tell it to automatically add new iTunes additions to the cloud (and it works).
Google Music lags far behind Amazon and iTunes because of their licensing issues, but I think their cloud storage is the best option out there. But I think Apple users are staying away because they don't think they can access it on their phone.
Wrong. Go to Google Music using Safari and you will be prompted to download their Web App. It will create an iOS icon for you that is essentially a shortcut, but looks and feels like an app. You then stream music off of this, which is HUGE because I have a 16GB iPhone 4s, and don't want to really store ANY music on my device.
Has anybody tried any of the Google Music apps from the App Store? There is one called gMusic for $1.99 that tries to be more of an iPod clone. For that price, I may check it out, but I have to say that the Web App (while not sexy) is actually pretty darn fast. Haven't tried it over 3G yet, but it plays great on WiFi.
- 01-16-2012, 11:24 AM #2
I can never get Google Music to work on my ipad2. I login, it loads and then ask if I want to set aside 25 MB of space on my iPad and when I click on 'increase' ( the two options given are Cancel & Increase), it shows a blank google music screen. No album or song list is ever shown. What am I doing wrong? I'm on wifi, by the way.
UPDATE: Nevermind. I got it to work by selecting the desktop version. Thank you anyway.
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Last edited by JustMe'D; 01-16-2012 at 11:28 AM.
Glad you figured it out.
To update on the gMusic app, it does load up all of your music and then keep it there for the next time you log in. Saw a couple of sorting oddities, such as an album called "Greatest Hits" combining songs from all artists with that title, but generally pretty good. Works great on WiFi, especially.
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- 03-15-2012, 08:50 PM #24
OK guys what happen?
Can't access Google Music on my iPhone 4s.
When I click the Google Music icon it takes me to a page that asking me to learn more about setting up google music mgr or buy songs.
But I can access it using my iPad.
Did the os update screw this up?
- 03-15-2012, 10:17 PM #25