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"Upload your personal music collection to listen anywhere, keep everything in sync, and forget the hassle of cables and files."

Free for the beta, unsure how much it will cost when it goes live.

http://music.google.com/music

http://music.google.com/about/

Now accepting invite requests.



http://www.rollingstone.com/music/ne...enses-20110510
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Users will be provided enough space for roughly 20,000 songs -- 20 times the amount offered by Amazon -- and will be able to stream the files to Google-linked devices with internet access. The service will only work on devices that support Flash, though, which means that it will not be compatible with Apple products such as the iPhone and the iPad.

Edited by Victor_Mizer - 5/10/11 at 10:03am
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argh US only ):
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post #3 of 76
Nice. Signed up. Hopefully the PC client is worthwhile too.
post #4 of 76
This works better for people with small collections or people with large collections and infinite upload bandwidth speeds. Unfortunately, I don't qualify
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argh US only ):
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post #6 of 76
I'll keep my albums archived to FLAC for now.

I don't see a need for this, but more music more better, so...

No specs on your service Google? Why?

How much storage do I get, what are bitrate limitations, etc?
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post #7 of 76
The "free in beta only" is concerning. I could see this being $15 a month when it goes live.

That said, with how long it takes Google stuff to get out of the "beta" state, we could be talking about 2015 when it starts costing money.
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post #8 of 76
Amazon has the same service.

I'm just waiting for all these people that are using this service and uploading downloaded music to it and then get owned for copyright infringement.

Thanks but no thanks, if I wanna access my music from abroad I'll just host the files myself.
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how long do you suppose itll take to upload all 27,000+ of my songs?
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Interesting. I signed up.

35mbps upload with my fios connection shouldnt take too long. Actually it might.
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