Google Music is finally on the way

Google Music is finally on the way

Summary: If you thought iTunes was convenient, wait until Google unveils their Google Music service. This service will likely work great without an Android device, but it really shines with one.

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If you thought iTunes was convenient, wait until Google unveils their Google Music service. This service will likely work great without an Android device, but it really shines with one.

If you own an iPhone, or an iPod Touch, you will know the drill. Download music on your home computer, then when you have some time, connect your phone and sync it up. Or, if you are on the go, you can browse the iTunes store directly from your phone and sync it up later.

Google's taking a bit of a different approach though. They don't believe in wires -- they think your phone should always be in sync with your Google account, over the air. When you visit the Google music store, you will be presented with a giant catalog of music that can be sent to your phone with a click of a button. No more wires needed, the songs you buy will begin downloading immediately on your phone.

If Google does it right, they may even have a streaming service that lets you log into your account, and play your purchased music through a web-based player (or Google TV?). Gone are the days where you need to store your music on your hard drive, and have it all backed up for the day when your computer dies.

All of this may be arriving in the Fall according to Greg Sandoval at cnet. What do you think? Is this something you will use, or are you the kind of person that would rather keep your music stored on your computer?

Topics: Mobility, Google, Hardware

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  • RE: Google Music is finally on the way

    I hope the music is stored in Google Docs.
    BIGELLOW
  • Very awesome!

    Now that's the way it ought to be done. Way to go Google! Thank you!
    jack of daniels
  • Thank You Linux slaves

    Google will make all the money while those dump ass Linux slaves do all our coding...Ha Ha Ha Apple Microsoft...we do not have to pay our "employees" nothing.....Google stock holders rule the world. No way can any other company get a bunch of idiots to work for nothing....GO GOOGLE.
    SuperChuckie69
  • RE: Google Music is finally on the way

    @SuperChuckie69
    I think you are living in bizarro world.

    You might not have noticed Google's massive contributions back to open-source, like Android and WebM, and their continuous work with and support for the whole community.

    You also missed the fact that Apple (which you mentioned) does exactly what you seem to accuse Google of: benefit hugely taking from open-source and giving back only what they are forced to.
    Trufagus
  • RE: Google Music is finally on the way

    Sorry - I want DRM-free music on my PC, and I want it as 320 kbps mp3 or flac. I assume Google will provide this music for free, because who actually pays for music these days? Ever hear of RapidShare?
    sm5w2@...
    • RE: Google Music is finally on the way

      @sm5w2@... Well, the article is talking about (and talking to) the non criminal market.

      :D
      BIGELLOW
  • Loving it

    Im loving the idea... but would assume if its backed up on your google acct that you can access it from your computer if youd like!!!!! B/c im not the type to die out my phone battery b/c of music!!! An android phone battery already doesnt last long as it is!!!
    christyaran
  • The author seems never used iPod touch.

    iTunes app on iPod touch let you buy and download music on the device.
    Zukuzu
  • Streaming music?

    As if our interwebz weren't clogged enough? You've never sat in a community college with 10,000 other students all accessing the network at once, have you? Why is Google so against having anything "local"? Can someone please tell me?

    Local>>>>>> Cloud
    The one and only, Cylon Centurion
  • Get Music Streams now....

    Sounds like a good idea, but what happens when someone hacks into your google account and wipes all your music files from the "cloud"? Best to keep a backup on your local drive just in case. I also use seetvpc.com streaming radio and tv. It doesn't store my personal music, but I can listen to any genre I want.
    JenniferWeb
  • Google reinventing Spotify

    Nice idea, but Spotify are already doing this with Desktop and mobile clients (iPhone and Android) that stay in sync and cache the music locally for offline use.
    DavidSte
  • RE: Google Music is finally on the way

    Both Rhapsody and Zune offer music streaming now. You can pull music into your own folder or just listen via ad hoc artist or album searches. Both services offer huge catalogs. I use both and listen to my music everywhere. If you're looking for legal sources for music, you should check them out.
    wiltona
  • RE: Google Music is finally on the way

    The golden copy will be in the cloud, but you can still have local copies for offline listening.
    BIGELLOW
  • Sounds like other subscription services...

    Like Rhapsody or Spotify that's already on the iPhone. I don't see anything earth shattering or different here from Google, unless the music industry decides to loosen its grip.
    dave95.