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Some things are better late than never, and Google Play Music moseying on over to Apple's iOS platform is one of them. The Google Play Music All Access streaming service has been available for a little over 6 months, but up until now, the only (official) mobile app that existed was for Android. Users on other platforms were forced to load up the web interface via their HTML5 browser. Not anymore, at least for iPhone users. "Store up to 20,000 songs for free online and listen to them on your iPhone. The upload process is simple - you can select your iTunes folder during setup and we’ll build... Read more...
Last year, Google launched the Google Music service which lets you upload as many as 20,000 songs. You can also purchase songs through the service. The songs purchased through the service could then be downloaded to a PC. As for the songs you uploaded on your own, well, they were stuck in the cloud—until now. Thanks to a new update to Google’s Music Manager desktop application, you can now download your entire cloud-synced music library, including uploaded and purchased music. With this announcement, Google has made it possible for the Google Music service to serve as a full backup... Read more...
Dust off your dancing shoes and get ready to boogie later this week, because on November 16th, Google is expected to officially launch its Google Music service to the public. As of right now, the service is in beta and, like many of Google's beta projects, you need an invite to party. But that's set to change, or so that seems to be the consensus based on invitations Google has been sending to the media for a "These Go To Eleven" event on Wednesday. In case your knowledge of music history is a little bit rusty, Google's referencing a 1984 mokumentary This is Spinal Tap in which lead guitarist Nigel... Read more...
Will Google's Music Beta change the music industry? That remains to be seen, but having room for 20,000 tracks in the cloud is certainly interesting. And free? Yeah, free. For now, but still, it's free. Google is now sending out Beta invites to the general public, just a week after giving them out to Google I/O attendees and a day after providing them to Motorola Xoom owners. The question is simple: are you signing up? Or are you waiting for something better to come along? And would you switch to Android for this?... Read more...
Google revealed a startling amount of new information at Google I/O this week, but there was no bigger announcement than the one everyone expected: Music. The company's new Music Beta has beaten Apple's rumored iCloud service to the punch, but unlike many streaming services, there's no actual way to buy music via this method. The labels were evidently not fond of Google's terms and conditions, so instead, Google created a cloud music locker where individuals can insert up to 20,000 songs at no charge (for now) in order to stream them back to any PC or Android device, anywhere that an Internet connection... Read more...
Google Music is inching closer to becoming less of a rumor and more of a reality. Based on a quote by Sanjay Jha, chief executive of Motorola Mobility at Mobile World Congress, there's not much left to doubt. Here's the golden nugget: "If you look at Google Mobile services [via Android] today, there's a video service, there's a music service – that is, there will be a music service." Motorola is in a good position to know. They're shipping the first Android 3.0 tablet once the Xoom launches, and obviously multi-media is a big part of that. Rumors have been swirling for over a year now that... Read more...
The real question is: what isn't Google planning to tackle? The company has evolved heavily since their beginnings as a search company, now dabbling in Internet, flight searches, FCC proposals, image searches, and probably a few things we're overlooking. And now, the company may just be ready to play ball in the same field as Rhapsody, Napster and iTunes. According to a new report from All Things D, Google is actively searching (no pun intended) for a higher-up to run a music service business that doesn't actually exist yet. Unspecified sources have confirmed that Google has been speaking with... Read more...