Google Play Music – Google came up with a hint to the general public about a cloud-based media player in 2010. Where the senior vice-president presented a music section to the attendees of the developers meeting back then. In 2011, the service was announced officially as “music beta” with limited features and a strictly by invitation usage. With the music beta, users can have access to 20,000 songs in a locker for free.
The music beta lasted for 6 months before it was publicly launched in the US. As Google play Music incorporating several features like A Music Store, Google+ Sharing to Social Networks, Musicians’ Self-Publish Page and Purchase of Songs via T-Mobile Platform.
Google partnered with major record labels like Sony Music Entertainment, Warner Music Group, EMI, etc. As well small record labels to enable them to secure a licensing deal as their actual launch depended on this. They successfully incorporated up to 13 million songs and 8 million was made available for sale on the launch date. And artists took it upon them to release albums and songs as a way to promote the service.
Features Of Google Play Music
As much we can say Google Play Music is an online music streaming service by Google made available . For users through different account features. These features are the Standard and Premium accounts made users have access to these streams of tracks and podcasts.
The main Accounts which is actually free account allows users to have access to at most 50,000 songs, displaying of adverts, make a collection of their own online. Use of the Google Music web player and mobile app, download of files for offline use, curated radio for American and Canadian users have limited number of skips during use.
Premium Accounts is a subscription based account that allows users access to 40 million songs. No adverts, offline access, no limit on a number of skips and a free trial for 30 days. Different payment plans, member access to YouTube-Red.
Google Music Additives
Use of computers isn’t entirely not allowed as the Google play website provides a section for access. While on phones and tablets, access to music can take place through the mobile app for both android and iOS users.
Downloading of music for offline playback occurs on all platforms through the use of the Music Manager app.
Use of five to ten devices to access Google play Music at the same time is allowed. But listening is restricted to one device at a time.
Google play music supports MP3, ALAC, WMA, AAC, Ogg, or FLAC file formats for when users are uploading files and a maximum size of 300 MB.
Download of files from the web version of Google Music works on a two-download limit per track option.
Google play Music is compatible with the chromecast media player that was later launched in 2013
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Google Music is for the lovers and non-lovers of music all the same. While the lovers of music use the service to expand their library. The non-lovers use it as a get-away option instead of downloading the files directly to their devices.