We were thrilled back in 2011 when Google released their cloud music service for Android. With local storage getting smaller and smaller, who wouldn’t want their music stored in the cloud? Steaming it down is a much easier (and cooler) solution. However, the corresponding Play Music app for Android isn’t exactly the best. AndroidPolice wrote at great length about exactly why it has a long way to go. The solution to Google’s less-than-stellar first-party offering comes from the good folks at XDA. Developer bubbleguuum has created GMusicFS. In short, it’s an app that opens up the cloud to other third-party
One of the nice things about the internet is that it’s just as easy (if not easier) to listen to music online for free. Quite frankly, if you have an internet connection, there is absolutely no excuse for paying for music. The opportunities to stream literally any band are nearly limitless. Downloading music for offline listening is another matter, but there’s still a massive amount of streaming music available. Here are a couple of places where the music is free, legal, and easy to access. Available in the United States One of the oddities of these massive online music services
Google Music has finally dropped that nagging Beta at the end of the title and moved up to the big leagues. We’ve previously written about how Google Music can be the ultimate music synchronization solution. Clearly this is intended as a counter to iCloud and Apple’s recent initiative into cloud music storage. The question, however, is whether Google Music can compete with Apple. After spending some serious time in Google Music, I would say that answer is an unquestionable yes. Google Music is another quality product from the web giant. It’s a pretty typical Android product – more functionality with
Google’s music service in the cloud has been in beta for a couple of months now. I’m not really sure what’s taking Google this long to release the service for public consumption. It seems pretty stable and as far as current features are concerned, I don’t think there’s anything left to do to enhance it some more. It’s also possible, Google is waiting for Apple to launch its iCloud service first, to get some more ideas to implement in their own application. In case you’re not aware, iCloud will have some functionalities similar to Google Music and vice versa. But
Amazon, Apple, and Google are all launching cloud-based media storage services, and they are all competing to manage your media collection. These services are vastly different, and each one of them has a lot to offer. The service you choose will depend on the size of your collection, how you want to access your collection, and your budget. Each of them has strengths and weaknesses, so we’re going to compare them to help you choose the right service to manage your media in the cloud. What Do Each Of These Service Offer Storage If you only have a few videos
As more of the applications we use move to the cloud, we grow more and more dependent on our Web browsers. Now that you can put your entire music collection in the cloud, you should be able to control song play from your browser without flipping back to the same tab or browser window. We have previously written a complete overview about the Google Music Beta service where you can get an initial impression about how the service actually works and what can we expect in the future. If you’re lucky enough to have access to Google Music Beta, the
Google’s new Music service is now in Beta, and it promises to help you keep your music in sync across all of your devices. If you’ve tried to keep your music collection in sync between two devices, or tried to share an iTunes library between two PCs, you know how frustrating and time consuming it can be. Google Music allows you to put your music in the cloud once, and sync it to your laptop, desktop, Android phone, and Android tablet. The service is still in Beta, so Request an Invitation to get started. Google Music Beta – An
Google India has launched a new product in the labs section called Indic Music Search, which allows Bollywood music lovers to search for and listen to any songs right from the Google website. The interface is similar to Google Search with a simple search box that lets you search for a specific song, album or an artist. Google has partnered with several online music streaming services like in.com, Saavn and Saregama to bring thousands of song to this music portal. The songs are not hosted by Google, and are played directly using the music players offered by the partner sites.