SoundCloud has officially started rolling out the Google+ Sign-In for its iOS and Android apps. You will now be able to log in to SoundCloud apps with not just Facebook or registered email ID but also with your Google ID, thereby linking your Google+ profile with the music service.
Using Google+ Sign-In, it will now be easier for you to share your sounds and audio tracks with your circles on the service. This feature has been rolled out with an update to the Android app that was made available last week, while the one for the iOS app is available on the App Store right away. Besides the addition of Google+ Sign-In, the iOS app also has seen the restoration of the Airplay icon in the player, making it easier to turn on the streaming option.
The Google+ Sign-In has appeared
Google had first rolled out the app Sign-In feature back in February, which aimed to be similar to the existing Facebook and Twitter Sign-In ones. It was announced keeping in mind a redefined spam and noise filter that Google wanted to make a part of the service.
Just to show how seriously Google has been taking this new Sign-In service, the company announced last month that it was retiring the Meebo Publishing Bar. Google had acquired Meebo back in June and started to slowly shutter its services. As part of the Google team, Meebo’s staff announced in a blog that they were shifting focus on initiatives like Google+ Sign-In and Google+ plug-ins. Now with SoundCloud on board, it looks like the service is finally finding more footing.