mac_shinobi (25th January 2013)
Anyone tried/using google music? From what I can see, it seems awesome. You can upload up to 20,000 tracks that are then accessable anywhere - browser, mobile, tablet etc.
I've been using it and my colleague has been using it was first released in the states.
Yes. It's awsome. Just make sure you utilise the schools bandwidth overnight or uploads can take ages!
Rawns (25th January 2013)
Very tempted to look at it given that I finally got my shiny Nexus 4 this week, with all of 16GB internal storage. Particularly as the cloud music services seem somewhat forgiving of, ah, "alternatively sourced" MP3s, which would be handy given that it's always been easier to grab the relevant MP3s from the net than it has been to actually rip the CD.
Google Music is also free, unlike Amazon & Apple's equivalents.
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Just make sure you have a good data package! I used it on my mobile while walking to work this week (30 min walk) and ive used my data up and doubled it! looked at the usage and 95% was Gmusic.
other than that its fantastic been using it since it can out in UK, If you buy music from Gmusic then you can download it to two locations after that I think, but I dont think there is anything stopping you once its downloaded to copy it to elsewhere.
I love it as it means I can log into any computer and listen to my music without having to carry a mp3 player/external hard drive everywhere.
I use it between my phone and Nexus 7
I've been using it since it was available in the US, and I have to say it is brilliant. Even when the servers were based in the US I never had any trouble streaming music over wifi or 3G. The only slightly irritating thing is that the app itself is pretty big (20mb+ for me!) and fills up the storage space on my old HTC Desire pretty quickly. If you have a phone which is even a tiny bit newer than mine you won't have any problems, though.
Supposedly the music matching is live so it should 'upload' tracks a lot quicker. Can't say i've noticed but i've had most of my music uploaded for a while (used a US proxy to get access before they launched it in UK). It did take 5 days non-stop to upload it all though...
Proxy does not seem configurable and it just sits there telling me I am not connected to the internet GRRRRRR
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£21.99 per year for iTunes Match (so technically Apple's is free too ).
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