Google Music app for iOS to drop in October, says report

A native iOS app for Google's streaming-music service is being tested inside the company and will be released once bugs are worked out, reports Engadget.

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Google Music, the search company's streaming-music service, will be coming to iOS as a native application soon, according to a new report.

Google is currently working on its Music app and plans to get it to Apple's App Store sometime this month, Engadget reported on Thursday, citing people who are familiar with the search giant's plans. Google Music for iOS is being tested internally right now, according to the report, and still has few bugs to be worked out before its ready for public release.

Google Music is one of what is becoming a growing number of streaming-music services in the industry. Google Music is already available on Android devices and on the desktop, through the Google Music Web app. There are also some unofficial iOS apps that work with the platform. However, Google has yet to bring its native app to iOS, citing its need for Flash use in order to enforce digital rights management (DRM) on its songs.

CNET has contacted Google for comment. We will update this story when we have more information.

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