Make use of Google Music on your BlackBerry PlayBook using GoogMusic

GoogMusic for the BlackBerry PlayBook
By Bla1ze on 13 Aug 2012 10:58 am EDT
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If you happen to be making use of Google Music for your music collection then you may already know there is no official app for the BlackBerry PlayBook that allows you to access the services. Sure, it does work in the web browser if you're desperate to use it that way but it's not ideal. Knowing that, CR Design has put together GoogMusic for the sole purpose of accessing Google Music on the go.

Download the app, login and you're good to go. From there, the app will populate with all the music you currently have on your Google Music account. Having used the app for the past few days, I'm quite pleased with it. Realistically, it's not a super advanced app. In fact, it just appears to be a webUI wrapped into an app and the options are limited but for the $.99 it costs, it's well worth it if even just to avoid the hassle of dealing with the web browser directly.

It uses your Google login to access the services, not something I'm worried about but I do feel I should mention it as some folks may not like that particular aspect of the app, especially with recent events leading to folks enabling two-factor authentication on their accounts. All said though, it works and works well. Just keep in mind, you do need a Google Music account in order to access it so if you don't have one or live in country where Google isn't supported, the app won't be much use to you.

Pro tip: If you get a white screen, just relaunch the app. Doesn't happen all the time but it does happen.

Learn more about GoogMusic

10 comments

camera531

Once again, another high quality, polished app for the Playbook...

cones688

As the developer for this app, thanks :)

BB_Bmore

Any word on the internal build # for 2.1!?!? :)

joski

Wow, awesome. More US-favourism .

cones688

1) go to http://hidemyass.com/# (this will disguise the fact you are in not in US)

2) click advanced options

3) server - Chicago

4) type in "music.google.com" in the url box on hide my ass

5) agree to the terms of service for Google music

6) you are now set to use it anywhere and everywhere worldwide

bulls2213

Awesome! I've been waiting for someone to create this app. I always hated how Google restricted their web app UI for Google Play to Android devices when their standard desktop UI was sooo bad on mobile browsers. Using SimpleBrowser's Android UA was a decent workaround, but this is far more ideal. Thanks cones688!!

The only thing better would be releasing this for BB7 as well :)

cones688

I'm currently looking adapting it into a BB7 version... just need to get myself a 9900 for testing if anyone is offering?!

carrollj1992

Great app I downloaded it for my playbook, it is truly awesome!!!! Just looking for any word on the OS7 App???? I hope you are working on it I think there would be a huge market for it, as many people are switching to cloud-based google services, especially for when BB10 rolls around and all the OS7 people get left behind by BB10 people using android apps!!! Hope you are still making this!!!

twdawson

I have been using this app for months since it got launched, great app.

dv8shredder

Why does it not play the next song when the screen is asleep? Z10