The time has finally come where you are able to request a Google Music invitation, and getting started is easy. There are just three simple steps: Request an Invitation, Upload your music and finally Download the Android app. Once you have signed up you will be able to listen to your own music on the web or a compatible device.
Google Music Beta is free for a limited time only, so you had best sign up fast. This is perfect for those who wish to sync their music without the needs for cables, as you have to do with iTunes. Having said that, Apple is working on their own Cloud service for iTunes, and just needs to sign a deal with Universal to have all the main record companies onboard.
Those who sign up to the new service do not have to worry if they are unable to connect to the Internet to play their music, as your device and the app will remember those that were recently played. That is not all; you can set up default playlists, artist and albums for those times when you are not online.
Once you have signed up you then upload all your music to the Cloud servers, all in a single library. Do not worry, as you can also upload your entire iTunes collection. The service is very easy to use, as once you add new music to your computer, smartphone or tablet it will automatically upload to your online music collection.
For more details and to request an invitation visit Google Music Beta.
This will be yet another market where Apple and Google will be going head to head, the smart money will be on Apple with their iTunes Cloud service. However, we have seen time and again that when Google get it right they are a force to be reckoned with. How will the two fair in 2011 with thee new services?
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