Google have just opened up their new music service to customers in the UK, enabling us to download music directly from the ‘Google Play’ multimedia store.
As the Google Play store already sold apps, movies, and books, the addition of music to the store was the logical final piece to the puzzle. The MP3 store can be accessed both online at Play.Google.com and via the Google Play app on your smartphone (you may need to restart your phone!).
The launch of the music service outside of the US was announced back in October when Google unveiled Nexus 4 and Nexus 10.
Price-wise the cost per track is competitive at 79p for individual MP3s, with albums also similarly priced to iTunes and Amazon.
The main selling point of the service is the cloud based Music Manager tool that enables you to upload up to 20,000 of your own tracks to the cloud and listen to them anywhere from your Google account be it on your smartphone or any other PC for no additional cost. The service does however require the Google Play Music app, which can be downloaded free from the store.
Will you be checking out the service or are you happy with the download stores you already use, namely iTunes or Amazon?
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