Gear Player
Gear Player
2.2.38

2.5

Gear Player free download for Mac

Gear Player

2.2.38
28 August 2019

Music player for Google Music and YouTube.

Overview

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.

Features
  • 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 Last.fm
  • Graphic equalizer
  • "Modern Dark" and "Cocoa" visual themes
  • Last.fm 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

5 Gear Player Reviews

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Merlin748
16 April 2012

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.
Like (3)
Version 1.0
DKENT213
11 April 2018
Too many bugs/annoyances.
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Version 2.2.34
polocanada
05 May 2015
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.
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Version 2.1.0
Prince-Isaac
29 August 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. :-)
Like (2)
Version 1.5.12
2 answer(s)
J-Mueller-MacUpdate
J-Mueller-MacUpdate
27 February 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
Prince-Isaac
27 February 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)
Like (3)
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.
Like (2)
Version 1.0
5 answer(s)
-M-S-
-M-S-
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.
Like (9)
Treasure Box
Treasure Box
11 July 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.
Like (5)
Treasure Box
Treasure Box
07 August 2012
I am glad to announce that the new version (1.3) is compatible with Snow Leopard! Enjoy!
Like (3)
Redmelons
Redmelons
02 April 2013
I suppose 32 bit OSX 10.6 is out of the question? ;)
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zsoltt
zsoltt
27 June 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
16 April 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.
Like (3)
Version 1.0
1 answer(s)
nhungh9438
nhungh9438
05 August 2014
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$5.99

2.5

App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • Mac OS X 10.7.0 or later
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