by Mike Andrici, 9 months ago
It’s no news that Amazon, Google, and Apple are all making huge efforts to keep up with each other in the various convergent markets that they are targeting as major players. But it sure is…
Google Music has been one of Google's most underrated products. It allows people to upload their music to Google's cloud and then stream it to any device that has Android or a web browser. Users can upload up to 20,000 tracks to their Google Music accounts. With each song having a maximum allowable size of 250MB, that means most don't have to worry about space. Now, Europe will be feeling the Google Music goodness.
Google has announced that selected parts of Europe will be getting Google Music starting on November 13. Unfortunately, not all of Europe will have it all at once. The list of countries that will get include:
Everyone else will have to wait for future releases. Given that a good portion of the continent will have it already, it shouldn't take Google long to roll it out for everyone else. Those who are getting it will enjoy all the features that current users have now with no restrictions.
In addition, Google will be releasing Google Match along with Google Music. Google Match is actually pretty cool. It scans your music library to see what you already own. It then adds those music tracks to your account from their own music store, free of charge. This means people with gigantic libraries won't have to spend a month uploading 15,000 songs. Most of it will simply just be there.
That's a good question and there are likely a number of contributing factors. No statement was made, but the best guess is that Google is still working on optimizing the experience for those countries. The release to parts of Europe is great news, though. It simply means that the rest will get Google Music eventually.
With the release just over two weeks away, is any of our European readers excited about getting to use Google Music for the first time? Let us know your thoughts.