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Old 11-18-2011, 07:30 PM
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Default Google Music Store and Apple Products

<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://gigaom.com/apple/using-googles-new-music-store-with-apple-hardware/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed:+jkOnTheRun+(GigaOM:+Mobile)' target='_blank'>http://gigaom.com/apple/using-googl...GigaOM:+Mobile)</a><br /><br /></div><p><em>"Once the Google Music store in the Android Market went live, I made my first Android Market music purchase."</em></p><p><img height="300" src="http://images.thoughtsmedia.com/resizer/thumbs/size/600/at/auto/1321631473.usr105634.jpg" style="margin-left: 200px; margin-right: 200px;" width="200" /></p><p>So how did it work out? Once you read the review you will see that it wasn't all peaches and cream for him as sticking with the Apple ecosystem means all products work and you get the full use of capability. Not so much when you start mixing in products from other companies meant to replace a current Apple product.&nbsp;Although he does say its getting closer to being a similar experience, but it still isn't all there.&nbsp;Which is to be expected to a certain degree I think. I run a mix of sources for my music purchases, such as using Amazon.com for some deals, but I always put the stuff back into iTunes so it all works seamlessly with my devices. What are your experiences? Thoughts?</p>
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Old 11-18-2011, 09:40 PM
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The premise was accessing Google Music from an iOS device...apparently a phone at that. It wasn't seamless. Duh. Why would you do that? If there happens to be some track you have to have and iTunes ain't got it, OK, but I'd be willing to put up with a little hassle in that instance.

Might have been easier on a Mac, since one complaint was that Safari brought up the service as a desktop page.

But really it is shortsighted of Google not to accomodate the iOS user who just must get to a track, that isn't available on iTunes, and must do it while mobile from his iPhone. How dare they.

BTW, I'm a Zune user, and I have on occaision had to resort to getting a track from Amazon or iTunes, because of who offered it, but I did it from my PC at home and it was pretty painless. Even have Zune looking in the directories favored by those other services, so I don't even need to do anything but click the buy button. (Don't tell anyone, but I listen to my Beatles anthology on my Windows Phone)
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