Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Google Launches Cloud Music Service, Beta Invites Now Available

Not to be out done by Amazon and Apple (who is reportedly launching a similar service), Google today announced Music Beta by Google, a new service that lets you upload your personal music collection to the cloud for streaming to your computer and Android devices.

With the new service users can store up to 20,000 tracks in the cloud – your music and playlists are automatically kept in sync, so if you create a new playlist on your phone, it’s instantly available on your computer or tablet. You can use a feature called Instant Mix to create a playlist of songs that go well together. There is even an offline option with Google automatically storing your most recently played music on your Android device allowing you to choose to make specific albums or playlists available when you’re not connected to the internet.

The service is launching in beta today to U.S. users and is currently available by invitation only. Google has said you’ll be able to find Google Music in the Android Market soon but for now you have to head over to this page to request and invite. BTW you will need a Google GMail account to request and invite or to log into the site.

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