As foreshadowed in the last update, Google Glass was scheduled to get support for Google’s music ecosystem. That day has finally arrived and Google Play Music can now be easily installed directly on the smart eyewear.
Early last month, Google released the XE11 update for the Glass firmware, which was immediately taken apart by developers eager to discover hidden treasures. And, as always, they didn’t return empty handed, finding the foundations of support for Google Play Music included in the update. One can actually install an extracted Google Play Music APK on Glass, via the Adroid Debug Bridge (ADB) tool, and it would work perfectly.
Simple as that may sound, at least for developers who currently comprise majority of Glass owners, the process is hardly ideal for future end users. Now Google has made this feature an official thing and has added the Google Play Music app to the list of official apps available for the device, offering a simpler process for installing the app and getting access to your music collection stored on Google’s cloud.
Google Play Music is available for direct installation on Google Glass via the MyGlass app. However, Glass owners who have installed the app via the APK method previously described must first uninstall it, again using ADB, before attempting to install the official version.