Disclosure: Google provided me with info and a Google Play Music All Access subscription to facilitate this post. The words and opinions expressed in this article are strictly of my own.
Have you heard the awesome news? Google Play is giving music fans more storage space! The company announced last month that users will now be able to store up to 50,000 songs (up to 300MB per song) on Google Play Music for free and stream or download them to their (iOS, Android) phone, tablet, computer, and Chromecast. Google Play Music’s cloud based service previously allowed users to store up to 20,000 songs for free, so this is a significant increase! The more than double in capacity storage upgrade is completely free for all users, meaning that there are no hidden catches and it is automatically added to accounts.
I’m super ecstatic about the extra storage space! Coming from someone who has LOST AN ENTIRE DIGITAL LIBRARY COLLECTION of purchased songs, because my computer crashed and I had to reformat it—the ability to be able to backup and protect my complete music investment for FREE in the cloud is very appreciated. Most online service places such as Apple’s iTunes Match charge a subscription fee ($24.99 a year) for being able to store just 25,000 songs, so the FREE boost in storage from Google Play Music is a great deal to music fans. Not to mention, we all know how iTunes only always you to listen to tunes on Apple devices, which is a big inconvenience for those who have Android gadgets. Additionally, Google Play allows you to even upload your iTunes collection of songs or other music folders to be streamed on Android and iOS devices and the web! Here is how to protect the music you already own (even your iTunes collection) by transferring it to Google Play’s free music storage service in four easy steps:
Sign in to Google Play Music with your Google account – Go to your computer and visit google.com/music. Sign up if needed.
Claim your free storage – If you’d like to try the Google Play music subscription service too, click “Get Started”. Otherwise, click “No Thanks” to continue with the free storage.
Add your music collection – The setup process will guide you through adding the Chrome app*, which provides seamless uploading. You can choose to simply upload your entire iTunes library or select other music folders. You can upload 50,000 songs for free.
Access your music at any time on multiple devices – You can stream or download music to your Android, iPhone, or iPad for easy offline listening. It’s also all available on the web when you’re on your computer. And when you upgrade to a new computer or the latest mobile device, your music comes along too. You’ll never be without your favorite artists again!
*Not using Chrome? The setup process at step 3 will instead guide you through installing Music Manager where you can still add 50,000 songs.
For more information, please visit https://support.google.com/googleplay/answer/1143668?hl=en
Google Play Music All Access
The uploaded songs can be used in conjunction with Google Play paid music subscription for an extreme customized digital jukebox! Google Play Music All Access costs $9.99 per month ($120 annual) and allows you to enjoy unlimited music in an ad-free environment with more than 30 million songs, along with music videos and curated music stations customized for your moment, mood or activity. It can be accessed on any computer or mobile device at any time. Right now the company is offering a 30 day free trail if you want to give it a test run before purchasing.
I made the switch this month from my normal music streaming service (Spotify) to Google Play Music All Access, because I love being able to listen to my purchased collection of songs along with the millions of top tunes Google has to offer AD FREE and with as many skips as I want to! With Spring Break coming up, I am currently enjoying listening to the Spring Break in the 90’s featured playlist. Do you guys remember “Good Vibrations” from Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch? Ha ha! Love that song and it is on the list along with several other favorites! Mark Wahlberg will never be able to live that song down! I’m way past my Spring Break college days, but I still enjoy the fun of reminiscing those times!
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