Google Music drops out of beta and is now available to the masses - with new Music Store too
posted by John V. / Nov 16, 2011, 4:53 PM
Easily going to appease many of the existing base of Google Music users, Google explained that they’ll continue to offer the popular music streaming service for free – even to new users who sign up! Indeed, that’s substantial considering that you’ll be able to store your songs to the clouds, well, up to 20,000 tracks actually. Nevertheless, the capacity should be sufficient for even the most hardened music enthusiast out there.
Using the Google Music app for Android, you’ll also have the ability to ‘pin’ certain songs in your collection to your handset directly. Specifically, it’ll store the song locally so that in the event you don’t have any data connection whatsoever, you’ll still be able to listen to your tunes on the go. Yeah, it's not something entirely new, but it's always a nice thing to offer.
Besides enjoying all of the songs in your catalog, Android users will now have access to the new Google Music Store that’s accessible through the Android Market. Complementing their video service, the Google Music Store works similarly to what Apple and Amazon currently employs with their respective services. Obviously, you can purchase whole albums or individual tracks, plus, they’re priced similarly at the starting cost of 99 cents.
Now don’t think that quality will be comprised, that’s because all songs in the Google Music Store are in 320kbps MP3 format – so it’ll maintain a high level of quality. Finally, T-Mobile customers appear to have a slight advantage because it was announced that they’ll be able to pay for songs using their T-Mobile account.
Definitely a win for all music fans out there, the only thing that’s preventing Google Music from exploding even further, is that it’s only limited to the US right now. Of course, we’re sure there are people elsewhere that are salivating to check it all out, but they’ll need to wait until Google gives the thumbs up for its expansion. Until then, US users can dive in and check out all the new offerings surround Google Music.
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cool. at least its a really high bitrate. Now, if you buy music from G-Music, does it automatically put it in your "cloud" database, or does it DL it to the phone, then up to the cloud if you want. Also, will music thats on your phone auto upload? As of right now, it doesnt.. just whats on the computer.
posted on Nov 16, 2011, 5:14 PM 2
Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010
Music in your phone wont upload only the tunes on your PC. Now new music only becomes available on your account so you can play it anywhere or so it\'s what I understood
posted on Nov 16, 2011, 5:33 PM 0
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Great! I don\'t know how much the appstore and Amazon mp3 have in terms of records from the big guys but I think Google started with a really good number to back it up. Now international support! Pronto
posted on Nov 16, 2011, 5:28 PM 0
Posts: 257; Member since: Jun 15, 2010
Really like it so far, Love the fact that it let me import everything I had from iTunes with just one button. Soon all 8000+ songs will be sitting in my phone (well as long as I have data connection, which with verizon is anywhere!!!) My only question is when will they release a desktop app for the computer so I don't have to internet connection always.
posted on Nov 16, 2011, 5:47 PM 0
Posts: 768; Member since: Nov 10, 2009
You need to create gmail account and go to profile. Music.google.com was available about 5 months ago and took me 20 hours to uploaded 2500 songs from my hard drive after that you can listen from your Android smartphone through Google Music app. Nice and free 20,000 songs cloud storage.
posted on Nov 16, 2011, 7:01 PM 1
Posts: 63; Member since: Nov 16, 2011
Why only usa!
posted on Nov 16, 2011, 7:11 PM 0
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every song is 320kbps! pinch me i'm dreaming! and with 20.000 free songs to store in the cloud this is as big as Google Navigation. i won't use it though until i get ICS and the Google Music app becomes my native player.
posted on Nov 16, 2011, 8:15 PM 1
Posts: 16; Member since: Aug 19, 2011
nice move for google i tune syncing to the i phone was one of the real big factors that almost made me get the iphone i didint like the fact i had a whole library i couldnt sync to my phone and had to carry another devise.
posted on Nov 17, 2011, 6:52 AM 0
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