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Lari
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PostSubject: Google Music   Tue Jan 03, 2017 2:44 am

Any experiences?

I just opened an account. The thing is, I don't use or care for Spotify nor am I interested in Google Music's selection of songs. I basically only listen to music I own, from CDs or ripped files. I don't like the incompleteness of Spotify or any streaming service, nor do I feel like paying to listen to music I already own.

But Google Music let's you upload 50,000 songs that you can then stream with the app. That actually sounds like something I could make use of, since I do have most of my music ripped on the computer anyway.

It sounds good to me in theory. I can access my music collection anywhere I want. I haven't actually uploaded any songs yet. Has anyone else done this already?
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PostSubject: Re: Google Music   Tue Jan 03, 2017 9:45 am

Haven't tried it but I normally rip my own CD's to my iPod or phone. And have recently been downloading a ton of stuff for free from Amazon Prime. Yesterday I wanted to hear some U2. So I decided I would order a Best Of comp from Amazon. When I was browsing I saw "listen now with Prime" or something like that. Cool! Downloaded the whole album to my phone for free.
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PostSubject: Re: Google Music   Tue Jan 03, 2017 9:20 pm

I used it when it first came out. Back then it was glitchy. Every once in a while I might listen to it. I usually use Spotify when I am home (the free version) or listen to the songs I have on my phone. I haven't messed with it since they updated it with channels and such.
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PostSubject: Re: Google Music   Tue Jan 03, 2017 9:29 pm

I don't use Google Music but I use iTunes Match which has a similar feature. I have about 26,000 songs uploaded now and I can stream them to my phone.
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PostSubject: Re: Google Music   Wed Jan 04, 2017 1:18 am

But you have to pay for iTunes Match.
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PostSubject: Re: Google Music   Wed Jan 04, 2017 1:20 am

Lari wrote:
But you have to pay for iTunes Match.

Yes. $25 a year.
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PostSubject: Re: Google Music   Wed Jan 04, 2017 3:08 am

Well, Google Play Music is free. And all (?) Android phones have the app already pre-installed.

I started uploading stuff yesterday. It's easy. Seems to work fine on the devices I've tried so far. But obviously uploading huge amounts of data takes time.
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PostSubject: Re: Google Music   Wed Jan 04, 2017 6:15 am

I have the app on my phone but I've never even looked at it Laughing very hard

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PostSubject: Re: Google Music   Wed Jan 04, 2017 4:48 pm

i just put a 256GB card in my phone and rotate music in and out - get the digital capacity and the cd picking experience.


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PostSubject: Re: Google Music   Wed Jan 04, 2017 5:34 pm

Can't say that I do.
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PostSubject: Re: Google Music   Wed Jan 25, 2017 2:55 pm

I've now used Google Play Music for three weeks and it's worked without flaws. I don't use it much (I play CDs at home on the stereo system, and in the car), but it's a nice option to know I can stream my entire collection from every phone, tablet and computer I come across.

Also, here's a link where similar services are being compared to each other:

http://www.howtogeek.com/227211/how-to-put-your-music-collection-online-and-access-it-from-any-device/
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PostSubject: Re: Google Music   Thu Jan 26, 2017 2:01 am

I have three (!) streaming services and GPlay is my favorite only because I can use voice commands while driving (which I do a lot for work). It's great to say "OK Google, play the album Ironbound by Overkill" instead of having to fumble with the phone.

I would say Spotify has a better layout, but GPlay is just fine. AND you get Youtube Red for free. No ads and background play FTW.
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PostSubject: Re: Google Music   Thu Jan 26, 2017 3:14 pm

Wait, how exactly do I get Youtube Red for free?
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PostSubject: Re: Google Music   Fri Jan 27, 2017 2:47 pm

I use it regularly on my phone and as a free back up for my mp3 collection. Any new download or rip goes right up there. The subscription service seemed ok when I trialed it but there are cheaper options. New subscribers can get four months free right now: https://play.google.com/music/listen?signup=1&coupontype=vanity&coupon=YEAREND120&u=0#
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PostSubject: Re: Google Music   Fri Jan 27, 2017 11:23 pm

waiting for the axe to fall, when Google Music users that upload music get mauled just the same as napster members / megaupload users / etc.

May as well call these outfits "digital mafia".
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PostSubject: Re: Google Music   Sun Jan 29, 2017 1:36 am

Lari wrote:
Wait, how exactly do I get Youtube Red for free?

Whatever account you sign in with on Play Music, use that to sign into YouTube and you'll be Red. That's how it worked for me, hopefully for you too. It's pretty fly.
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PostSubject: Re: Google Music   Sun Jan 29, 2017 4:43 pm

Yeah, I assume that means I need a paid subscription for Google Play Music. Which I'm not gonna get. I'm not paying to listen to music I already own and have paid for.

I just use the free option of uploading all my ripped CDs, and streaming them.
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PostSubject: Re: Google Music   Sun Jan 29, 2017 4:59 pm

Lari wrote:
Yeah, I assume that means I need a paid subscription for Google Play Music. Which I'm not gonna get. I'm not paying to listen to music I already own and have paid for.

I just use the free option of uploading all my ripped CDs, and streaming them.

Ah, I see. I didn't even know they offered a free service.
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