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Google Music: Your Great Music Locker in the Cloud (Review)


I’ve been using Google Music since it was in beta. At first, it didn’t interest me that much. Yet another way to save my music to the cloud? How much good really was that? Well, after using it for several months, and now that Google Music is open for everyone in the US to use, I’m here to tell you that Google Music has proven to be a great way for me to listen to my music wherever I am with whatever computing device I have at hand.

Why? Well, let’s start with the basics.

Google Music enables you to you store your music on the cloud. While Google will now let you buy music from the Android Store, it’s really more of an online music storage locker than a competitor with Apple’s iTunes Store.

Unlike other cloud music and storage services, Google doesn’t give you a fixed amount of storage space. Instead, you can it to store up to 20,000 songs. On the Google Music Web page, Google provides a counter to let you know how close you are to hitting your limit. At an estimated 5MBs a song that works out to about 100GBs of storage. The cost? Not one red penny.

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