Since the launch of Google Music, the only way for users to upload music was through a separate desktop application. If you used that application, you might know that it’s not the most intuitive thing ever created, and sometimes, would bog down your entire computer while it uploaded tracks.
Today, Google is looking to fix this issue, with the release of a new Lab which allows for the uploading of songs right from your Chrome browser. (more…)
What’s that sound? Is that the sound of Mac owner’s dreams finally coming true? I think it is. Released independently from Google, and open source on GitHub, a standalone application for Google Play Music All Access is now available for Mac computers.
The app can connect to your entire library of cloud-saved music, access radio playlists, show desktop notifications for tracks, and most importantly, can be controlled by your built-in media controls on the Mac. #winning. (more…)
A couple of updates rolled out today, one for Google Drive and another for Google Play Music. The Google Play Music update is quite substantial, bringing offline radio caching, mobile device management, and lots of bug fixes. Before the update, devices connected to your account were managed through the desktop interface, which was sometimes a pain if you are constantly switching between devices. (more…)
Haven’t purchased much music from Google Play? Considering how great Google Music’s free cloud music storage is, that’s understandable. However, Google wants to encourage folks to buy music from its digital storefront, and so the company’s offering select users classic albums at the deeply discounted price of $0.99. (more…)
Receive a new Android device for Christmas? Google wants to help kick-start your media collection with free songs and albums through Google Play Music, like Kanye West’s Yeezus. (more…)
Yesterday, the story broke that if you were anxious and sideloaded the Google Play Music app onto your Glass that it actually worked. Little did we know, Google was only hours away from announcing official support for Music on Google Glass with a Glass Explorer to help tell their story. (more…)
Even though none of us own a Chromecast yet, Google has gone ahead and updated the apps for Play Music and Play Movies for compatibility. Now, once you get your fancy new dongle, you can stream your music and videos right to the big screen with the press of a single button. There is also some bug fixes listed for both apps, so even if you aren’t a dongle man, go grab it anyways. (more…)
This morning, Google announced the availability of the Scan and Match feature for Google Play Music users. The feature, that went live last month for European users, scans the music you are uploading from the desktop Music Manager and then instantly makes it available from the cloud in minutes instead of hours.
Our new music matching feature gets your songs into your online music library on Google Play much faster. We’ll scan your collection and quickly rebuild it in the cloud – all for free. And we’ll stream your music back to you at up to 320 kbps.
Go try it out. I uploaded a 12 song album in literally 15 seconds and it was available instantly on my Android device. This is going to save people a lot of time! Thanks, Google.