Google has launched its own music store and enters into competition with Apple and Amazon. One thing in advance, Google Music is only available in the U.S. for now. A trick you can sign up there from Germany and use the service. This requires only a proxy is used by Google, a user from the United States pretends.After registration and activation is complete, the proxy is no longer needed. For safety, you should change it before or after the action your Google password.
Google Music, up to 20,000 songs in the cloud can be stored and forwarded. But when you upload the music I would have the desired features as iTunes match. Because there really is not uploaded the music, but compared with the iTunes servers and in a 320 kbit / s version replaced. Currently, Google only contracts with EMI, Sony Music, Universal and smaller companies closed. This makes it possible to offer 8 million titles. When negotiations are completed with other record labels, the offer shall grow to 13 million shares.
Who have registered through a proxy in Google Music, but can upload and listen to music, but the purchase is not possible. In the U.S., the music is DRM-free offer. As the offer will later appear in Germany depends certainly on the GEMA.
Should it be possible to buy music, it is automatically saved in the cloud. The music can then by all devices connected to the computer to use offline. Every day will be offered a free song by a renowned artist. The download of the songs is not provided, since these are indeed synchronized with all connected devices. Remedy here is a plugin for Firefox. Google Chrome for me is still no known extension. After installation, you only need a list of proxies from the U.S., it takes at Caschy.
Is certainly interesting integration with Google +. For music purchased may be proposed in the circles. These individuals may then listen to the song or album once in full length. This could be a powerful argument against the competition.
The registration went quickly through a proxy. After the Music Manager is installed, the music from the iTunes playlists are automatically uploaded to Google Music in the Cloud. It is even possible to automatically move newly added music in iTunes Music to Google. Currently the service provides no added value for me even though it is quite interesting. Since I use a QNAP Nas 659 + with iTunes server, I do not really need Google Music.