This isn’t exactly a new service, by any means, but I don’t think it’s gained nearly as much traction as needed.
Google Music (now known as Google Play Music) is a free service provided by our friends at Google that allows you to upload 20,000 songs to the cloud — and stream them anywhere on your Android or iOS device. All of this can be done — completely free!
If you are that select few that has more than 20,000 songs, additional storage can be purchased. But, let’s face it, most of us don’t have that many songs — so this really is a great deal.
Also, the uploading couldn’t be more simple. All you need to do is download Google Music Manager (available for Windows & Mac), which allows you to upload your entire iTunes or Windows Media Player library in the background — with little to no intervention needed on your part. Plus, you can set it up to where new tracks added to your library are automatically uploaded to Google Music.
That’s frictionless sharing if I’ve ever heard of it!
Even if you don’t like the idea of streaming your music to your device (maybe because of bandwidth restraints) you should at least look into Google Music as a great backup resource. And you really can’t beat the price.
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