Google Play Music All Access is making its way to iOS sometime this summer. Available only to Android and Web earlier, the music service will be making its way to iOS in the next few weeks.
Google’s Senior Vice President of Android, Chrome and Apps, Sundar Pichai, announced at the AllThingsD D11 Conference that it planned to expand Google Play Music. Pichai made this announcement as he was being asked about Google’s approach towards cross-platform apps on iOs as well as Windows Phone and BlackBerry.
Coming to iOS soon!
“In Google’s fundamental DNA…is that we wanted to be universally accessible, and I think that philosophy carries through to today,” Pichai said at the Conference. “A couple of weeks from now, we’re going to launch Google All Access Music…the teams are working like crazy to make it available on iOS. In a few weeks, we’ll launch Google Play Music All Access for iOS.”
The revamped version of Google Play Music was announced at the Google I/O last month. The service now sports a Spotify-like subscription music system that is available currently in the US for $9.99 per month with a 30-day free trial period.
During the same talk, Pichai also took a dig at the Windows Phone platform over the YouTube tussle. The Android honcho said that Windows Phone had not achieved critical mass yet for Google to invest in making apps for the platform.
“We want to reach as many people as possible,” Pichai said when asked why Google was not developing for Windows Phone 8 or BlackBerry while it focussed its attention on iOS. Talking about Google’s video streaming service in particular, the Android boss said that for platforms like BlackBerry and Windows Phone, which do not have many users at scale, the HTML5 mobile web version of YouTube should be a great option in the meanwhile. "If they get more users, we will make apps,” he said.