November 17, 2011 0


Google seems to be playing music for an appreciable time now and finally it has rolled out an update for one and all. Google Music however has hit the web for everyone to enjoy, when Android is rising and has already pushed Apple from the top spot in the run for smartphone sales, comparing the OS. Moreover, the Android-powered tablets are even gaining popularity.

Google Music was earlier available in the beta mode, which was available only for a limited number of test group users. Google has opened the service and the best part here is that its for free. When one starts using the said service, they would come to know that the search engine giant has already stored up to 20,000 of the tracks for users to listen.

Google execs have always boasted about their service, feeling proud of some or the other achievement. Yet again, Jamie Rosenberg, Google’s director of Android digital content had a similar point to note while the latest version of Google Music was unveiled at a media event in Los Angeles on Wednesday. He said, “Other music services think you have to pay to listen to music you already own. We don’t.”

From the said statement, one should not start thinking that the search engine giant will stop you from giving it money for music entirely. The tracks would be sold on a per song basis and Google has set a price range of 99 cents to $1.29 for a 320kbps MP3 file.

Talking about the song collection, Google is expanding its base to include millions of tracks for sale in the Android Market. To be specific, Google would offer 8 million tracks initially, but it has promised to move the collection, up to 13 million in totality.

Being positive to achieve the said mark, Google has even finally secured major label partners this time around, specifically Sony, EMI and Universal Music, among thousands of other indie labels. Moreover, it seems like Google plans to play over the minds of Coldplay fans too as the list even includes the British group’s latest album available. Surprisingly, Coldplay has not been in partnership with streaming services like Spotify. One might now know the reason specifically for the same as it was in a deal with Google Music.

Rosenberg had detailed an explanation, wherein he notified that today’s technologies has an inclusion of high-speed networks, mobile operating systems (i.e. Android), social networks (i.e. Google+), and advancements in cloud services can dramatically improve digital music. He further added, “In fact, it’s what customers have come to expect.”

Rosenberg stated that when Google Music was in its beta stage, the company noted that the users loved the feature that it was available on all devices. He even noted that on an average basis a beta user streamed music for about two and a half hours per day.

Google, without any doubt would include the same service in its social networking site, Google+ to improve its popularity on a vice-versa basis. The same can be noted in a video, introducing Google Music.

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An updated web music player is available immediately in the U.S. on the desktop and for Android tablets and smartphones. There is no invitation required for the same.