Google has launched its Google Music service for iOS-based devices as a web app.
Google Music, which will rival Apple’s iCloud and Amazon’s Cloud Player, allows users to stream music they have stored on their Google Locker account. Before this, the service was only available for Android users as an application available for the Android Market.
Like the Android version, the Google Music web app for iOS device allows users to browse their music collection stored on the Locker by artist, album, song, playlist, and genre. The user interface looks similar to the Android app.
The web app, which was announced by Google over Twitter, comes with basic iOS play, pause and skip controls. However, the app, which is based on HTML5, does not allow users to store music files in a cache for offline listening or allows users to shuffle the songs.
Google Music is Google’s attempt to take on Apple in the music business, but it does not have the backing of music labels that Apple has.