by Brent Dirks
October 3, 2013
Google is planning to officially launch an iOS app for its streaming music service sometime this month, according to Engadget. The site says the app is very close to being complete:
Sources aware of Google's plans have let slip to Engadget that not only is the company currently testing a native Google Music iOS app internally, but that it'll launch later this month. We're told that while employees have been invited to test the app, Google still needs to fix a few bugs before it's ready for release.Launched back in May, Google Play Music All Access is similar to competitors like Spotify and Rdio that offer unlimited streaming music for a monthly subscription fee. Google’s Sundar Pichai said in late May that an iOS app would be coming “soon.” But DRM issues apparently held back development. In the meantime, a few unofficial apps stepped up to fill the void like gMusic. While Google Play Music All Access does require a subscription, Apple entered the free side of the equation in a big way with the introduction of iTunes Radio last month. For other app news today, see: Circa News 2.0 For iPhone Features iOS 7 Support, Alerts And More, All Aboard! Transport Tycoon Pulls Into The App Store Station, SlowCam Lets You Record Slow Motion Videos In Real Time On Any iOS 7 Device, and Convertible 2.0 Adds Universal Support For iPad, New Themes And New Swipe Gestures.