Google has dipped into musical endeavors with the launch of Google Music in mid-November. Originally, the service launched back in May in a beta version. Launched as a suite of music services, it is quite obvious that this is Google’s attempt to take on Amazon and iTunes in cloud and other music storage space.
Introducing Google Music
Although it is rumored that Google has been attempting to secure partnerships with four major record labels, currently, Google Music simply allows users to store their purchases and upload other files to their music cloud.
Google Music has seems to have its own pros and cons.
- There are two different sites. The Google Music site is the library and player. However, you must purchase the music on the Android Market.
- Google Music will automatically back up most music files including iTunes. As you do the intitial set up, Google Music will prompt you to upload any previous music files you have. iTunes, Windows Media Player libraries, or any other folder you designate.
- Many Android devices now have full support for Google Music, some have not even mentioned creating it yet. Since one of Google Music’s main selling point is its ability to replace iTunes services, this could pose quite a problem for many Android users.
- Although there is no official app for the iPhone, users can enjoy Google Music services on iOS devices. A pleasing surprise is that even their site is formatted properly to be easily viewable and easy to navigate on iPhone view screens.
- Without a doubt, there is loads of free music. However, you will need to share your credit card info with Google just to get the free tunes.
- You can share only the songs you have purchased to Google Plus.
Regardless of your choice in digital music stores, now may be a good time to get in on what Google Music and their shop has to offer you.