Google has announced that it has more than doubled the number of songs that you can store on Google Play Music, up from 20,000 to a mind blowing 50,000. Google Play Music allows users to upload songs to the cloud, and stream or download them to their Smartphone, tablet or a desktop computer.
This enhancement takes Google ahead of Apple and Amazon. Apple allows its customers to store up to 25,000 songs through its iTunes Match service for $24.99 a year.
Amazon allows upload of 250 songs to the cloud for free. However, the storage limit jumps to a whopping 250,000 songs when you buy an Amazon Music subscription for $24.99 a year.
It is really easy to get started with Google Play Music’s locker service, just follow these steps below:-
- First You will be needing a Google account (your Gmail account)
- Visit play.google.com/music and sign in to Google Play Music with your account. (Sign up if required)
- Just Claim your free storage! You can also try the Google Play music subscription service by clicking on “Get Started” . If not, you can click “No Thanks”
The next step would be to upload your music collection to Cloud. Google provides a setup process that will guide you to add the Chrome app which makes it easy and seamless to upload music to cloud. You can even choose to upload your entire iTunes library or select other music folders.
If you are not using Chrome, you will need to download the Music Manager instead of the Chrome app (you still get to store 50,000 songs for free!)
Once your music collection is on Google Cloud, you can continue adding more songs and access your music collection at any time on any device, as long as it is connected to the internet.
You can stream or download music to your iPhone, iPad, any Android phone or a tablet for easy offline listening.