While Scan and Match is quite a useful feature, Google is not making explicit songs available from the cloud. If you have explicit versions of songs in your library, only the clean versions will be available for playback.
The Sound Search widget for Google Play finally integrates music identification to the Google Play store, and it’s now available for Android 4.0 and higher. Although this concept isn’t new (Soundhound and Shazam have been doing this for a few years), Google’s version has one very helpful feature for Android users, syncing.
Missing Lady Gaga and Rihanna on Google Music in Europe? Here’s your chance to get their music tracks, as Google Music has entered into a licensing deal with a European copyright organization to distribute an additional 5.5 million songs in 35 countries.
One of the distinctive features of Google’s Music service is the users’ ability to scan and match their music library, thus making it accessible for free from anywhere. The scan and match service now works in the UK, France, Germany, Italy, and Spain, although there are still some kinks to be ironed out.
Google Music has had its ups and downs, but users who do use it seem to generally like it. That is, except the inability to have a decent offline listening selection. Google Music seems to want to change that, as they recently released an update that gives improved offline listening.
The Play Store has recently gotten a new feature. This latest is in the Music section of the Play Store and is called Music Explorer. Simply put, Music Explorer should help you find similar and related artists.
Since its release from Beta, Google Music has only been available in a few places. Google is preparing to change that come November 13th, when select parts of Europe will get access to Google Music for the first time. Additionally, it’ll come with Google Match, which will help get people’s music to the cloud without uploading.
As we’ve discussed when comparing the 7-inch Amazon Kindle Fire HD against the Google Nexus 7, as well as when we talked about how well Amazon and Google are prepared for a potential Microsoft Windows 8 commercial success in the tablet world, Amazon and Google are actively chasing each other in various markets and fields. It’s quite an interesting dispute to watch, really!
A whole month after Google brought some major changes to its music player, a fresh update of Google Music is now available on Play Store to download – though version 4.3.609 of the music app has fewer new shiny features.
It’s a question that has come into prevalence with the rise of digital media. Do we actually own apps, music, ebooks, and other content we use, and can we legally resell them individually, or along with our devices? As one medium of information gives way to another, the question of ownership of content will usually come into place. This is especially important with the popularity of digital media. In one way, the analog medium has given way to digital, mostly due to convenience. It’s more convenient to buy digital music than physical CDs. It’s quicker to purchase and download e-books…