After signing exclusive music deals with both Sony and Universal Music Group, Google is reportedly planning to launch its new music streaming service at Google I/O 2013.
As of today residents of Australia, Austria, Belgium, Ireland, Luxembourg, New Zealand, and Portugal will be able to start streaming from Google Play Music.
Senior XDA Member bubbleguuum has released an app, GMusicFS, that allows access to your cloud-stored Google Play Music files on most third-party media players
It makes perfect sense for the tech giant to move into the music streaming business, and, according to the Financial Times, that is precisely what Google is doing.
Just over a month ago, users of Google Play Music in Europe gained the scan and match feature, allowing them to take their music on the go without having to upload it. Now U.S. users are getting the same functionality.
The Android ecosystem has always been mostly about apps, with the rest of Google’s entertainment services being either unavailable to a lot of users or simply not very attractive. But with Google Play apps so close to overtaking iOS in both quality and quantity, we can finally say that Google is looking to up the ante in the music and movies departments, too.
Google has made inroads into the content ecosystem through Google Play, offering not only apps, but also books, movies and music. While songs and movies have been available for download by American users for some time now, coverage throughout the rest of the world has been limited. We have good news, as Google has announced the availability of songs and movies to users in additional countries this month.
There is no denying that services like Spotify and Rdio are great for listening to music, but they may not be the future of all music like some people may think. A recent Nielsen report shows that digital music sales aren’t slowing, and actually may break last years sales record.
If you’re still itching for more cheap stuff in the Google Play Store after the recent sale celebrating 25 billion app downloads, you’re in luck. Google has lowered the price of “Great Autumn Albums” to just $2.99
Christmas came earlier this year, as we already told you yesterday, when first hearing about the Google Play deals celebrating 25 billion app downloads. That’s a pretty major landmark for everything Android, and we’re now happy to be able to share specific details about the discounts happening in Google Play.