Google Play Music is a music and podcast streaming service and online music locker operated by Google , part of its Google Play line of services. The service was announced on May 10, ; after a six-month, invitation-only beta period, it was publicly launched on November 16, Users with standard accounts can upload and listen to up to 50, songs from their personal libraries at no cost. Users in several territories also have access to YouTube Premium. Users can purchase additional tracks for their library through the music store section of Google Play. In addition to offering music streaming for Internet-connected devices, the Google Play Music mobile apps allow music to be stored and listened to offline. Google Play Music offers all users storage of up to 50, files for free. Songs purchased through the Google Play Store do not count against the 50,song upload limit. Non-MP3 uploads will be converted to MP3.
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Google Play Music allows you to listen to your favorite tracks, albums, and playlists. The service offers both an individual and family subscription, the latter of which allows up to six people to share a single subscription. Google Play Music is being phased out in favor of YouTube Music , and will likely go away at the end of All Google Play Music family plan members have their own music libraries and playlists. For both individual and family plans, users can opt to use Google Play Music which includes support for uploading personal music libraries or YouTube Music, which includes music videos and more. Both services have standalone apps that also offer offline listening for premium subscribers. Additionally, each user can link up to 10 devices to their account, but each account can play music from only one device at a time.
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For well over a decade, the music industry has been trying to figure out the Internet and they have failed more often than they have succeeded. Declining music sales and the rise of free sources like YouTube and Pandora have left a once proud industry in a state of perpetual anarchy. The happy medium for now seems to be music streaming. It brings money back into music and gives people quick, unlimited access to the songs they enjoy. On top of that, users can upload 50, of their own songs to Google Play Music which will then be added to their library for streaming, which is a great way to carry around your personal collection without taking up space on your device.
Google Play Music has a lot to offer music lovers, thanks to its multifaceted approach to digital tunes. Create and share playlists up to 1, songs each, discover new music through recommendations based on your listening habits and skip songs as you like. Subscribers can download albums and playlists from the Google Play Music catalog to a mobile device for listening without the Internet. However, you can access your music only through Google Play Music app.