If you’re on Android, using Google Music Beta to store your tunes is a bit of a no-brainer. Sure, you might prefer a different media player, but with the service still free, it’s hard to pass up the opportunity to also store some songs online through Google, knowing you can easily access them wherever you may be, either from your Android phone or a nearby computer. While thus far it’s been an Android-only party, Google is now throwing out the welcome mat for iOS users, with the creation of a web-based streaming player you can access through Safari.
For a web app, Google Music Beta is quite full-featured, supporting background playback, swipe transitions, and all the standard streaming functions, album art, playlists… everything you need to start accessing your music collection from an Apple device. Google hasn’t officially closed the door on the possibility of a native iOS app, but it looks like this will be the only option for the near future. You can check it out now on your iPhone at music.google.com.