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Third Party Standalone Google Play Music All Access App Released for Mac

What’s that sound? Is that the sound of Mac owner’s dreams finally coming true? I think it is. Released independently from Google, and open source on GitHub, a standalone application for Google Play Music All Access is now available for Mac computers.

The app can connect to your entire library of cloud-saved music, access radio playlists, show desktop notifications for tracks, and most importantly, can be controlled by your built-in media controls on the Mac. #winning. 

Previously, desktop users needed to access their music through a webpage that is built by Google, but this new app will allow folks to keep their browsers closed while enjoying high voltage tunage.

If you rock a Mac, go download it via the link below and let us know what you think.


Via: kbhomes | GitHub
Cheers Dave Kover!
  • lycosman

    “What’s that sound? Is that the sound of Mac owner’s dreams finally coming true?”

    It is!

  • Raven

    This may be a dumb question, but if 3rd parties can make Mac and Windows Google Play Music apps, why can’t people make alternate Google Play Music apps for Android? I love the service, but I hate the app. I want to be able to have access to my Google Play Music from a nicely polished app like Poweramp.

  • chris_johns

    um…what about pc? is there a stand alone app for windows for google play music all access bc its annoying going through the website id love this

  • CalvinGoetz

    Excellent first release for a standalone app! Originally, I had issues with keyboard controls, but I just reset my computer and now it works perfectly. It’s basically just a cut out of the web browser version, which is actually very good. Only bug I’ve noticed so far is the thumbs up/thumbs down graphics are not lined up properly. Otherwise, all playlists, radio stations, options are there. Very happy!

  • Adam Crawford

    This isn’t just for ALL ACCESS incase anyone is wondering, it’ll work with all of your Google Music Library. Title is a little misleading.

  • Corey Hine

    You can remove albums easily! This is nice since I uploaded my entire library a while ago which wasn’t really organized/cleaned up. It’s been a pain to clean on the somewhat sluggish web interface. Finally!

  • clarkdv

    You don’t need All Access do you?

  • Mauricio Sanchez

    Can someone please release a Windows application, this would make everything so much easier.

    • chris_johns

      this x1000

  • Greg Montaño

    Requires 10.8. Damn, guess I need to get around to updating. I did switch over to Spotify about 6 months ago when I realized I could get streaming for free. Google doesn’t give you much unless you pay monthly.

  • jeremiah_weeds

    was on the hunt for one of these apps again the other day good timing.

  • JM

    I am from India and Google Music is working in India. Can you please give me another way to start Google Music in India?

  • mcdonsco

    Anyone know of an android compatible app that easily syncs, creates playlists etc like itunes? Just curious as this article relates.


  • Mboogie

    Yes! Working wonderfully on the Air

  • Michael
  • Rob

    There is also gTunes which has a cool mini player.


  • This looks remarkably like the web player, in an app wrapper, with CSS applied to make it look more like OSX.
    Just like Nuvola Player…

    • Brendan

      I agree. They were either really dedicated to making it exactly the same as the online version or this is just a wrapper.

  • dylan84

    Can’t use it because it requires 10.8…my computer won’t run anything after 10.7. Sad face

  • JT


  • Jpx

    Is there any scrobbling support for last.fm?

  • John Davids

    Looks an awful lot like iTunes. I can already hear the butthurt spreading around Cupertino.

  • scastro87

    Awesome! Always hated the browser player

  • Hunter Garrett

    I’m getting a blocked pulg-in error when I try to play something? I have checked all my system preferences, and everything seems to be in order.

  • droid

    Need to be able to cast…

  • Scott Tilney

    What does this have to do with the Galaxy S5???

    • Brendan

      Umm… nothing?

  • Drew


    • The Narrator

      Did you really feel the need to post that in every article?

  • Transverse45h

    can i use it without all access??

    • Colton

      yes works fine for me. My friend has a problem that says “blocked plug-in” though so not sure what that is about

      • lugia222

        Your friend needs to install Adobe Flash. http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/

        • Colton

          we finally figured it out.. should have just checked back in here! thanks man

  • Jordan

    This is awesome. Thanks for the write up Tim!

  • Inquizitor

    Time to see if I can compile/fork this for Linux, if it’s open source.

    • I’d check out Nuvola Player first, if I were you 😉

      • chris

        that wont connect to my google account already, will it?

  • Mr. Shah

    Can we get the iPad app for Google Music already? Been waitin…

    • Trysta

      Seriously. The horrible horrible way that phone apps scale up for the iPad makes google music barely usable (but it is so much easier to use google music than trying to transfer stuff with iTunes).

      • 7h3_4pp12en7ic3

        Maybe you should buy a modern tablet.

        • Trysta

          Fair enough! I bought the ipad air because i was curious (never really used iOS before). iOS is laughably behind in some cases (like scaling of apps) but for academic work it trumps android (both kind of suck tbh). I have a Nexus 7 too btw.

          • George264

            I prefer my 3rd gen iPad to my nexus 7. It just seems a lot more fluid to use. I also got an original iPad mini for Christmas. I think I might drop android tablets all together and go with iPad mini retina 2014. On phone side android is fantastic but when I want to get work done on a tablet it seems very immature. Also the form factors of android tablets at 16:9 or 16:10 is awkward in portrait for 10 inch and awkward in landscape for 7 inch. Might be just me though.

        • Mr. Shah

          not about to shell out $400 just to have the google music app on my tablet, not to mention anyone who bought a tablet a year or earlier would have been a fool to buy anything but the ipad as it was far superior to any other tablet on the market.

  • Guillaume

    Seems like nobody’s heard of http://sway.fm ? Control Google music in Chrome with media keys even when chrome is minimized/not in focus. Couldn’t live without it personally

  • Matt Gondek

    I had almost forgotten I had these media keys since I started using All Access through Chrome. Time to see what I’ve been missing out on!

    • Inquizitor

      Sway.fm is a good Chrome extension for using media keys with Google Music in a browser. But this certainly seems like a better solution!

      • Samvelavich

        This works surprisingly well, thanks for the tip!

        • Inquizitor

          Happy to help!

  • Ryan Becker

    Does it work with ChromeCast?

    • Ryan Becker

      No. It doesn’t. Bummer

    • epyon

      I was just thinking it needs Chromecast support. Oh well, it’s still a pretty nice player.

  • El_Big_CHRIS

    I’d like something like this for Windows. The browser experience is OK but I like what spotify does. I know Google won’t do it because it forces people to use Chrome

    • The Narrator

      Who uses Windows? Jk 😛

    • Guest

      For Windows 8 users, there’s a great “Metro” app I’ve been using for some time now called gMusicW.


    • Open1Your1Eyes0

      For Windows 8 users, there’s a great “Metro” app called gMusicW that does exactly this.


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      • El_Big_CHRIS

        thanks for the tip, I’ll check it out

    • Stephen D

      That’s the biggest reason I didn’t switch to GPM after my free month. I want a desktop client, which Spotify gives me. If Google released one for GPM, I’d switch.

      • michael arazan

        I just use it in chrome desktop browser, works perfectly fine on windows, even xp.

        • JRomeo

          how do you get to it in windows, using the chrome web browser? do you just go to music.google.com ?

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  • Chris Hilbert

    Now if they’d just open/create an API so Sonos would work…

  • Justin Van Nostrand

    I’ve always used G-Ear Player. The app’s great and the developer does a good job updating it. https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/g-ear-player/id513751032?mt=12

    • Nicko

      Yeah, I have been using G-Ear for quite some time and it works really well.

    • Kelly

      Yeah, this–I was just about to put a comment about this not being the first player for OS X. Credit where due.

  • Nathan D

    I just use a Chrome extension. Seems to be pretty much the same thing. I don’t really see a reason to close Chrome that often anyways.

    • Beavis

      No media key support.

      • Nathan D

        oops! Good point, I guess.

  • I approve of this message. I’ve been waiting for a native app so I didn’t have to keep heading to the browser tab. Add in media keys support and we’ve got a winner here.

    All Access just got more accessible.