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(Update #2: even more albums) Free music: Google Play offers many free “Very Best of” collections
Update, October 16: More free albums! Especially ’80s albums, but if that sounds good to you, tune in here to get an earful.
Update, October 13: Google appears to be rotating its “Best of” collection promo, as a number of new collections from artists like Europe, Alice Cooper, or Miles Davis are now available for free. Some of the collections mentioned in the original post are still free. Check it out here.
Original post, September 23: Spotify and other streaming services have put “owning” music out of fashion, but if you swear by keeping your own tune collection, there’s a very nice offering in the Play Store just for you.
Twenty of Google’s “The Very Best of” playlists are currently free in the Play Store, giving you the chance to stock up on the most popular tracks from artists including Nas, 311, Britney Spears, Billie Holiday, Elvis Presley, Ciara, Johnny Cash and more.
Each playlist contains 14 tracks, and each one normally costs $0.99 or more to buy individually. Other “The Very Best of” playlists sell for $6.99 to $7.99 a pop, so you’re looking at potential savings of more than $100.
We don’t know how long this discount will last or whether other collections will be made free at some point, so better hurry. Head over to the Play Store to check out the offer.