Play Google Music On Your iOS Device

In June Google launched the beta of their long rumored music service called appropriately enough “Music Beta by Google.” At launch Google provided a desktop web app and an Android app to work with the service, but did not provide an iOS app. Today Google released a new HTML5-based mobile web app version that works very well in mobile Safari on iPhones, iPod Touches, and the iPad.

Given the kerfuffle around the Google Voice app, not to mention Apple’s content purchase policies, I can understand Google’s hesitancy investing time developing an iOS app. Developing a rich web app based on HTML5 makes a lot of sense because Google can make it available to iOS users without obtaining Apple’s approval or having to provide a cut to Apple if Google starts to sell music some time down the road.