Google Music is official – will stream over 20K titles for free

• 10/05/2011

google music beta official

At Google I/O 2011, Google has officially announced Google Music Beta launch, which is a music service we heard about a few weeks back, but Amazon Cloud Player had beaten Google to the punch. iTunes iCloud was expected to go live before Google too, but it looks like Google has opted to move on with or without the major labels’ support.

If you’re in the US, you can get your request for the Music Beta service here now, as it is showing live to US residents. With the Music Beta by Google service, you’ll be able to upload up to 20,000 of your own songs, which beats Amazon’s 5GB storage (about 1200 songs) by a long shot, the service is free, and it will feature automatic playlist creation, as well as manual creation if you desire.

The service is going out to Xoom owners in the latest Honeycomb update, and to Android 2.2 and up devices within the next few weeks with an update as well. Countries outside the US may be a little longer for launch as they need to usually battle with legalities for streaming outside the US.

[Via – Engadget]

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