Looks like Google Music service is starting to come to everyone, not just Google’s I/O attendees. On Tuesday, Motorola Xoom users got an early invitation to Google’s new service. Well, today, non-Xoom who signed up for the service are getting invited to the service, letting more than users upload 20,000 tracks of music on Google’s cloud storage.
If you don’t know what is Google Music, Google Music is a service that allows users to upload their (legally purchased) music and listen to their uploaded music anywhere with an internet connection at no cost. Not only users can listen to their uploaded music on Google Music, with the official android app called “Music Beta by Google”, users are able to cache the music from their Google Music account for offline music listening. Currently the service is free while it is still in beta. As of right now, Google Music will be fully released to the public in congruent with Android 3.0 (Gingerbread) (which is to be released this Fall/Winter).
Compared to Amazon’s 5GB (roughly 1,200 tracks) free music storage, Google Music allows users to upload an estimated 80 GB (roughly 20,000 tracks) of music. As of right now, more information about Apple upcoming music service has been coming out, but it is still not available to the public yet. There is currently many news that Apple has been in talks with many music distributors and gaining agreements with them. It will be interesting to watch after Apple joins in the ring against Google and Amazon.