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.
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 interesting to observe how each one of these tech giants is taking the necessary steps to catch up or get ahead. Today, I’m here to report on Amazon’s recently announced updates to their Cloud Player music streaming platform, updates that aren’t innovative, as we’ve seen all of them as being integrated in either Google’s Music or Apple’s iTunes. The first update that Amazon brought to…
The craze for Google’s Jelly Bean is picking up, like a storm brewing in the distance, ready to unleash its wrath just to get a taste of that currently awaited Android OS. There’s no doubt that users are willing to do anything to get it, but Jelly Bean is just not coming yet, except for some devices that have already received their update. But, one of the goodies that Jelly Bean brings is coming your way. It’s a leaked Google Music app version 4.3.605 which could probably let you taste Jelly Bean — or at least a small sweet bean….
Almost given up hope of ever seeing a better Google Play Music widget? Don’t despair, because the Big G has just updated its online and offline music listening app. Here’s the complete change log for version 4.3.606 of Google Play Music: Now Playing queue that allows for queuing and reordering of currently playing music. New UI for navigation with transport controls on the action bar. New large album art view on Recent. Playlist art is now constructed from album art of songs in the playlist. Now Playing widget has album art and support for thumbs up. Harder, better, faster, stronger….