All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Google Music’

Chromebook Owners Get Free Google Music Trial

Google is offering a 60-day free trial of its Google Music All Access, which normally costs users $9.99 per month, to Chromebook users, the company announced via its Google+ page Monday. A new post on the company’s Google+ page states: “Listen up! We’ve got a special offer for select Chromebook owners — now you can try All Access, Google Play’s …

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Google Glass Gets Voice Command For Music

Google announced today that it has added some new functionality to Google Glass that will be appealing to music lovers. Over the course of the next few weeks, Google will be rolling out a new voice command that will let users access tracks from Google Play Music. Just say, “Okay Glass, listen to…” and start listening to whatever you want. …

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Google Music All Access Coming to iOS in ‘a Couple Weeks’

iOS users should expect Google Play Music All Access to arrive on their platform in the next couple of weeks. The news comes from Sundar Pichai, SVP Android, Chrome, and Apps at Google, who was speaking at the All Things D D11 conference Thursday afternoon. “In Google’s DNA, we wanted to be universally accessible. The goal with search was to …

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Dracula Is Already Using Google Music All Access to Make Night-Themed Playlists

Yesterday, at the Google I/O conference, Google unveiled their long-rumored subscription music streaming service and opened it up to the public with a free 30-day trial. The service, called Google Play Music All Access, is poised to challenge the likes of Spotify, Rdio, and Pandora for your music streaming dollars. You can check out my (admittedly long-winded) hands-on walkthrough complete …

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Google Music All Access Goes Live, Here’s What to Expect

If you’re still looking to add a streaming music service to your collection of services (which, admittedly, could be pretty massive by now), Google wants to throw their hat in the ring. Today, Google launched Google Play Music All Access, which is their new subscription music service that puts millions of tracks at your fingertips, and cozies them up to …

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Google To Announce Spotify-Like Streaming Service At Google I/O [Report]

In his first interview since taking over as Android boss, Google’s Sundar Pichai said that the company wouldn’t be showing any new hardware or software at Google I/O. He didn’t say anything about updates to existing software though. The Verge reports that Google has signed a deal with Universal Music and Sony Music as part of its plans to debut …

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Google Play Music Hits Five New Countries

Google announced this morning that Google Play Music is launching in five new European countries: Austria, Belgium, Ireland, Luxembourg and Portugal. “Music first launched on Google Play in Europe in November 2012, and the fast rollout to more countries today is due to the multi-territorial licensing process, as recommended by the European Commission last year,” explains Google Play head of …

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Google Subscription Music Service Coming In Third Quarter [Report]

Rumors persisted throughout this past weekend that Google is working on a subscription music service that would take on Spotify, Pandora and the like. Bloomberg has since put out a report, citing two people with knowledge of the situation, that Google does indeed plan to do so, that negotiations are under way with major record labels, that the service will …

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Google Play Music Gets Music Matching In U.S.

Google announced via a Google+ post today that Google Play Music now has music matching in the U.S. The feature was launched in Europe last month, but now the iTunes Match-like feature, which scans your music collection and “rebuilds” it in the cloud (for free), is here in the states. Here’s what Google had to say about it: Google Play3 …

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Google Play Music Finally Gets Gapless Playback, Exclusive To Jelly Bean

My Android device has become my music player of choice. It’s been great, but there’s one little problem – no gapless playback. It’s especially annoying after living five years with an iPod Nano that could handle gapless playback with no problems. It’s 2012, and it’s kind on maddening that Google still hasn’t worked what should be a basic feature in …

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Google Music Now Preventing Device De-authorization

Most Google Music users will never know it, but there is a limit to the number of devices that can be authorized and associated with a single Google Music account. Specifically, only 10 different ROMs may be authorized. This limit was never a problem for ordinary users. For edge cases, such as tech journalists who review many phones, a simple, …

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Samsung Acquires Cloud Media Provider mSpot

Samsung announced today that it is acquiring mSpot, a mobile cloud entertainment provider. The purchase will allow Samsung to provide mSpot’s Movies and Music services on their phone and tablet devices. It also fits with the trend Samsung set in its announcement of its new flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S III. That phone will be packed with exclusive Samsung software …

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Google Play Comes With Big Discounts On Some Music, Movies, Books And Apps

Google announced Google Play today. This is Google’s new app/music/video/book store, which is replacing Android Market, Google Music and the Google eBookstore. Google kicked off a big sale to celebrate the launch, called 7 Days to Play, in which Googl eis offering a different album, book, video rental and Android app at a special price each day for the next …

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Google Play On iOS Devices … Kind Of

Google is combining Android Market, Google Music and the Google eBookstore into one product called Google Play. Given that Google Play has replaced Android Market, users of iOS may be wondering if they can use it. The answer is yes. Kind of. Don’t expect to start using Android apps on your iPhone or iPad, but users of such devices can …

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Updating Android Market To Google Play

As you may have heard, Google is replacing Android Market with Google Play. Actually, Google Play is a combination of Android Market, Google Music and the Google eBookstore. If you have an Android device, you may be wondering how to update it. To answer your question, it will update automatically. “If your device can be updated, the Android Market app …

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Google Play: Android Market, Google Music, Google eBookstore Combine As One

Google is combining the Android Market, Google Music and the Google eBookstore into one product called Google Play, which appears to be Google’s answer to the iTunes store. The company says it will be upgrading the Android Market app on Android devices to the Google Play Store app over the coming days. “Your videos, books and music apps (in countries …

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Google Music Gets Download Option

Google has finally added a feature that Google Music users have been clamoring for since the service launched last year. Google Music users can now download music from from their library. The download option applies both to music that users have uploaded themselves and to music they have purchased from the Google Music store. While uploaded music may be downloaded …

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Android Market Blowout Sale: 49¢ Tracks, $4.99 Albums

In what looks like the biggest music sale since the new and improved Google Music linked up with the Android Market back in November, millions of individual songs and hundreds of thousands of full albums are being offered for discounted prices. Over at the Android Market, we’re notified that this is of course a limited time offer, but how limited …

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Google Music for Google TV

Google Music launched to the public this week, as you probably know by now. The company has now launched the Google Music App for Google TV. “The app syncs with your Google Music account in the cloud, so there is no need to stream from a computer or download songs to the TV,” explains Google TV Product Manager Jurek Foryciarz. …

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The Nerve of Google Music

How dare Google? How dare they launch a music service that isn’t the apparent iTunes killer people are clearly desperate for? How dare Google provide a free cloud music service that’s cross compatible with other devices outside of the Android environment? I mean, iTunes files are only usable in the iTunes-compatible environment, so who does Google think they are offering …

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Google Music Gets Store, Social Features & More

Google held its anticipated Google Music event today, and revealed the new version of Google Music, which is free and available to all (no more invites). The new release includes a music store, with record label partners: Universal, EMI, Sony, and a bunch of independents: They will also work to add more partners. The service is launching with some special …

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Google Music Store To Snag Universal Tracks

With the launch of the new Google Music Store fast approaching, it looks like Google is close to inking another record label deal to populate the new service. According to a Bloomberg report, Google is very close to an agreement with Universal Music Group that would allow Google to sell their artists’ music in their new download store. When the …

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Google Music Store Gets Its First Look Via Leaked Screenshots

Last week, email invitations began popping up to an event scheduled for this Wednesday, November 16th. The invitations simply said “These Go To Eleven” and were sent by “Nigel Tufnel.” This clear Spinal Tap reference has led many to speculate that the event will have to do with the Google Music Store – the long-rumored retail arm of Google’s cloud …

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Google Music Store To Play Well With Google+

It’s looking almost certain that sometime in the near future, Google will be throwing its hat into the ring of online music sales with the Google Music Store. And when they do, you can probably expect it to be highly integrated with another young Google product, Google+. The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Google Music users will be able …

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A “Twist” is Just What Google Music Needs

Recent reports indicated that Google is working to get some kind of online music store out to consumers. This was hardly a surprise. Many expected this to be part of Google Music when it launched, but Google just wasn’t able to get the label support it needed. That doesn’t mean it can’t though. Now, Google SVP of Mobile Andy Rubin …

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Google Music Beta Like Pandora for Your Collection

Google just announced Google Music beta at Google I/O. A Google Music service has been long-anticipated, but now it’s finally come, though it may not be exactly what you were expecting. As you may know, Google has had some licensing issues with record labels, which is why this service is more about the music you already own. In fact, it’s …

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Google Music, MySpace Music Encounter Difficulties

A music service that doesn’t yet exist and a music service anchored to a fading social network (may) have both hit rough patches this week.  Reports indicate that Google Music isn’t succeeding in talks with record companies, while MySpace Music’s CTO has in fact left the organization. To start with the Google side of things: Peter Kafka wrote earlier today, …

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Google Music – PushLife Acquired by Google

Google has acquired PushLife, a mobile media sync/streaming service, for an undisclosed sum (which is rumored to be about $25 million). Google is expected to launch Google Music very soon to work with the Honeycomb version of Android. Last week, some apparent images of the service leaked. Now this. Here’s the announcement from PushLife: Here’s a demo video of PushLife …

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Google Music – Critical for Google in Many Ways

A little over a month ago, Motorola Mobility CEO Sanjay Jha made comments implying that Google Music would be coming with Android Honeycomb. Google Music is being tested internally at Google, according to CNET, who cites “music industry sources”. These sources also said that the app described in this recent XDA Developers forum, when someone discovered it as they installed …

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Google Music in 2 Months?

"Google Music" is one of those legends that seems like it’s been around as long as Google itself (ok, maybe not quite that long). Rumors pop up from time to time, then they die back down a bit. Then they always come back. 

Right now, they’re in full force due to some comments made by Motorola Mobility CEO Sanjay Jha at Mobile World Congress. Guardian quotes him:

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