Gear Player
Gear Player


Gear Player free download for Mac

Gear Player2.2.38

28 August 2019

Music player for Google Music and YouTube.


Gear Player allows you to connect to your existing Google Play Music and YouTube account without confining yourself to a Web browser or Flash player. The interface aims to be simple and intuitive, just does what it has to. Users can upload up to 20,000 of their songs to the Google Play service. And you can now search for songs on YouTube and manage your playlists and favorites library with Gear.

  • Full Google Music All Access* support: Search and Radio
  • Search for songs on YouTube and add them to your favourites collection or your library
  • Save Google Music songs for later offline listening
  • Create instant mixes (if you don't have All Access)
  • Manage playlists, library
  • Album, artist, and genre views
  • High-resolution album art via
  • Graphic equalizer
  • "Modern Dark" and "Cocoa" visual themes
  • scrobbling
  • Select audio output device (including AirPlay on OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion or later, and ChromeCast, or even multiple devices at the same time**)
  • An editable queue where you can see and manage what's coming next
  • Create radios or instant mixes based on song, album, or artist (right click on song)
  • 'I'm Feeling Lucky' radio
  • Search for songs on All Access, and add to library or playlist
  • Edit song metadata
  • Delete songs from library (right-click on song)
  • Compatible with Nicecast
  • Post songs to Notification Center (OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion or later)
  • Can sit in menu bar instead of Dock
  • Display album art for currently played song
  • Previous, Play, and Next buttons in OS X status bar (can be turned off in settings if not desired)
  • Gapless playback
  • Apple keyboard Previous, Play, and Next buttons (may require external preference pane***). Gear itself can also be launched if it's not running.
  • Apple Remote and Apple headphones play/pause button support (requires external preference pane, and please note that Apple Remote is a physical remote, not to be confused with the iOS app called 'Remote')
  • Pause/play song by pressing Space
  • Pause playback if Mac goes to sleep
  • Filter your songs
  • Shuffle, repeat
  • Rate your songs, with optional 5 star ratings
  • Auto playlists (Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down, Recently Added, the meaning of the latter is configurable)
  • Proper sorting by international characters
  • Full-screen support
  • 2-factor Google authentication
  • Post currently played song via Twitter or Facebook (on OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion or later)
  • Fully Retina compatible

What's new in Gear Player

Version 2.2.38:
  • Fixed issue with YouTube playback

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How would you rate Gear Player app?

5 Reviews of Gear Player

16 April 2012
Version: 1.0

Most helpful

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.
11 April 2018
Version: 2.2.34
Too many bugs/annoyances.
05 May 2015
Version: 2.1.0
I was hoping it would support multiple Google user accounts. Without this there is less of a motivation to use this software over Google web version.
29 August 2013
Version: 1.5.12
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. :-)
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14 May 2012
Version: 1.0
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.
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16 April 2012
Version: 1.0
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.
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App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • Mac OS X 10.7.0 or later

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