Google Music

Discussion in 'Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices' started by Dave.UK, Nov 18, 2012.

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    Dave.UK

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    Google Music was launched in the UK on the 13th November and all I can say is wow! Am really impressed with it.

    Google Music allows you to upload 20,000 tracks and access them on upto 10 devices. I uploaded 11,000 tracks and its great being able to access all my music everywhere for free!

    Anyone else here using Google Music? What do you reckon to it?
     
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    Pretty good, the Instant Mix thing i really like, plus us in the U.K get the match service which has'nt been launched in the U.S yet.
     
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    3bs

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    It's great but too bad I had to go through some hoops to get it to work in Ireland.
     
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    smwatson

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    The Music Manager refuses to launch on my MacBook so I can't use it. So I'm not buying a Nexus until they fix it. I've emailed back and forth with Google tech support but they're absolutely useless.
     
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    Dolorian

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    Google Music is amazing, been using it for a while now. It syncs flawlessly with iTunes and I have my whole library (nearly 5,000 songs) uploaded to it.
     
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    I uploaded my iTunes in anticipation of the Nexus 4. Can't wait to really use it when my new phone gets here!
     
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    Vegastouch

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    I like it but i dont often stream my music so i hardly use it....on my phone anyways.
     
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    lordofthereef

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    Used it all the time, but eventually caved for iTunes match. Why? because it actually integrates into apps that use iPod, such as my running app. While google music (music) will run in the background, it wasn't the best experience trying to skip, pause etc. and while on a run, I didn't like being distracted by fiddling too much with music controls.
     
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    paulsalter

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    I have only uploaded about 500 songs so far and it seems to work very well, nice to see the songs appear on my devices straight away ready for streaming

    about 80% matched the rest uploaded

    Nice to have the option to download songs, I have a limit on my phone so just download to device what I want
     
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    smwatson

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    Still not working. So annoying!
     
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    paulsalter

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    Do you get any errors when running it?

    What happens if you run it from System Preferences?
     
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    smwatson

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    No errors, and nothing!

    There's a process running called Music Manager that I can see in Activity Monitor, but nothing on screen. Running through System Preferences it tells me that it's not running, so I click on Start Music Manager and nothing happens.
     
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    paulsalter

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    in system preferences/security what option do you have for allowed software

    wonering if the default is set to Apple only or assigned by apple
     
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    Does this work in the same way as iTunes match ie matching the songs, or does each song have to be uploaded? Cos that could take a while!
    Also, is there a way to download music onto the sd card?
     
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    paulsalter

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    It works the same as iTunes Match (for people that have it in Europe)

    Don't think there is a way to put it on an SD card, unless you download to your computer and transfer the music
     
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    daveathall

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    I find it excellent.


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    Switchback666

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    Dave while using/streaming google music how is battery life ?

    Thanks.
     
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    daveathall

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    Ive not used it at the moment, as soon as I do I will get back to you.:) I found the download really easy to do and the interface on the phone is very slick.
     
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    Switchback666

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    Do you also have the option to download song for offline use right ? Btw can you pretty much upload ANY audio files ? I have a lot "sets" concerts so that will be a major plus for me or does it work only like itunes match ?
     
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    Oletros

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    I never stream the music, I always download the songs. You can mark songs, albums, artists or playlists to sync for offline use.

    And yes, you can upload any type of audio, if it doesn't match it will be uploaded
     
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    Switchback666

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    Now thats what a proper service should work !
     
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    daveathall

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    Yes, one can download. There was some of my files that it would not download, TBH, I wasn't that bothered, mostly I use an iPod classic in the car, I dont use my phone that much for music.

    Hope that helps.

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    Dave.UK

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    I cant give you any figures, but battery life seems ok to be honest.

    Being in the UK and being capped to 750mb per month for streaming, I still tend to put music on my SD Card. It is however nice though if I fancy listening to something which isnt on my memory card or need quick access to a song - I have all 11,000 of them at my finger tips!

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    You can download each track from the web 2 times.

    *Please note that if the group of songs you select contains songs that have already been downloaded twice, these songs will be skipped and you will be prompted to use the Google Play Music Manager instead.
     
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    Switchback666

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    Google music seems better than itunes match, the fact that i can upload a whole set and stream it is fantastic ! Cause just a couple of those will eat the storage pretty fast.
     
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    Oletros

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    This only applies to downloading to a computer from the web page. The downloading to devices with Google Music is unlimited
     

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