G-Ear Player
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Music player for Google Play (Google Music).   Demo ($3.99)
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G-Ear Player lets you connect to your existing Google Play music player (also known as Google Music) account and listen to your favorite music without confining yourself to a Web browser, or having to install Flash Player. The interface aims to be simple and intuitive, and just do what it has to. So don't hesitate, just go on and try!

We appreciate every feature request, so feel free to send us your suggestions. And please drop an email if you encounter any bugs: we are eager to give you the perfect experience.

Features:
    What's New
    Version 1.6.11:
    • Automatically check for updates
    Requirements
    • Intel, 64-bit processor
    • OS X 10.6 or later
    • Google Music account



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    G-Ear Player User Discussion (Write a Review)
    ver. 1.x:
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    Prince_Isaac commented on 28 Aug 2013
    The MacUpdate lists are near overflowing with Google-this, Google-that, Chrome, Nextus Brinsky, GummyTeethPages...

    Note to MacUpdate: How about starting a new site called 'Googleupdate" and move all things goole over there.

    :-)
    [Version 1.5.12]

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    Joel Mueller replied on 27 Feb 2014
    Google has a lot of services and APIs. People are making Mac apps for them. That's a good thing. ;)
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    Prince_Isaac replied on 27 Feb 2014
    @ Joel, that depends on your way of thinking. Personally (and from my Cold War intelligence experience) any firm that mines your personal and private data, then sells it to other firms, including domestic and foreign intelligence agencies, is not doing a good thing for common users. I know I'm shoveling sand against the tide here on the MU forum and I have no illusions that my occasional comment against Google will change anyone's mind, but hey, I try. I'm in my 80s and fortunately won't live to see the GUSA happen. (Google Unified Streets of America)
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    JCH2 commented on 14 May 2012
    I don't see the point. One has to upload one's music collection in order to play it locally? Forget it, since I can grab whatever I want from device to device even directly over the internet without using yet another so-cloud.

    And the app isn't that special, nor worth even the cheap price, since it doesn't do half of what other full media players (let alone real "managers") can do... for free.
    [Version 1.0]

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    Misha replied on 24 May 2012
    It seems like you don't understand the point of Google Music, then (and thus, the purpose of the app). If you only play music locally you have no use for this.

    I have 230GB of music (about 19,000 tracks). My MacBook Air has a 128GB SSD. See a problem?

    With Google Music there is no problem -- all 230GB of music sits on their servers (yes, I had to upload it) and I have access to all of it on my MacBook Air with a Web browser (or lightweight app like this).

    And I can go to a friend's house without any music in hand, login to play.google.com with my account on their Mac, and have access to all my tunes at their place.

    As for not supporting 10.6, many apps are headed in that direction; it has to do with frameworks that are available only in 10.7 (and 10.8). I personally would prefer developers look forward and embrace new technologies than deliberately leave them out to accommodate old OS's, but that's just me.
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    Treasure Box (developer) replied on 11 Jul 2012
    On the OSX 10.6 complaint, you are right, there are a lot of Snow Leo users out there. I didn't want to hurt them (You) or anything, simply (as Misha kindly pointed out) it's more work (and thus time) to write an application that supports it.
    But I am working on the next (v1.3) version, that will add support for Snow Leo. Your opinion counts.
    As for whether there is point in using this application.. Well, I've written it because I myself needed it. Google Music/Play is a grand service, but I just can't stand being confined to a web browser. I understand that you don't care about clouds, but for others (like me for example) they are a very useful extension to personal computing.
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    Treasure Box (developer) replied on 07 Aug 2012
    I am glad to announce that the new version (1.3) is compatible with Snow Leopard! Enjoy!
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    Redmelons replied on 02 Apr 2013
    I suppose 32 bit OSX 10.6 is out of the question? ;)
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    Treasure Box (developer) replied on 27 Jun 2013
    Redmelons: I am sorry I was sure I've already answered that... Yes 32-bit version seems unlikely in the near future due to the deficiencies in the 32-bit runtime, as opposed to the 64-bit (so called 'Modern') one. Sorry!
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    Merlin748 reviewed on 16 Apr 2012
    I'm big fan of Google Music, it's free and plays on any device.

    This app plays my google music much better like in a web browser, i love it.
    [Version 1.0]


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    deputat rated on 26 Oct 2013

    [Version 1.5.14]



    slade_3eb72a73 rated on 05 May 2013

    [Version 1.4.16]



    NathanielMoraca9031 rated on 29 Mar 2013

    [Version 1.4.15]


    Downloads:6,364
    Version Downloads:186
    Type:Multimedia Design : Audio
    License:Demo
    Date:21 Mar 2014
    Platform:Intel 64 / OS X
    Price: $3.99
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    G-Ear Player lets you connect to your existing Google Play music player (also known as Google Music) account and listen to your favorite music without confining yourself to a Web browser, or having to install Flash Player. The interface aims to be simple and intuitive, and just do what it has to. So don't hesitate, just go on and try!

    We appreciate every feature request, so feel free to send us your suggestions. And please drop an email if you encounter any bugs: we are eager to give you the perfect experience.

    Features:
    • Filter your songs
    • Shuffle, repeat
    • Sandbox compliant for your security
    • Full screen support
    • If you've previously set up a gmail account in Mail, and you give G-Ear Player app your consent to use these credentials, it is most likely that no configuration is needed at all.


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