Google Music Adds Scan-and-Match Feature
Google today announced that its Google Music service now offers the scan-and-match feature to U.S. users. The feature, which launched across Europe last month, scans Google Music users' PC-bound music libraries and instantly matches any songs in the library with those it offers in the Google Play Store. The effect is that Google will not need to upload any songs that it already owns. Google Music allows users to upload up to 20,000 songs, which can then be streamed back at 320Kbps on up to 10 different devices for free. Google Music is available on Android smartphones and tablets, as well as from PC browsers.
Microsoft Adds OneDrive Streaming to Android and iOS Xbox Music Apps
Microsoft has rolled out updates to the Android and iOS Xbox Music apps that adds the ability to stream music stored in OneDrive. The free feature doesn't require a subscription, so people can upload songs to OneDrive and stream them to their Android or iOS device.
Google Improves Playlist Discoverability in Google Home App
Google has made it simpler to find music when casting or streaming thanks to a small update to the Google Home app. The latest version of Google Home now includes a Listen tab that's dedicated to music.
Google Play Music to Be Default Music Player on All Samsung Devices
Google and Samsung today said starting with the launch of the Galaxy S8 and S8+, Google Play Music will be the default music player and music service on Samsung phones and tablets globally. Consumers who buy the S8 or S8+ will receive a free three-month trial of Google Play Music, which offers ad-free access to some 40 million tracks.
Google Updates Play Music with Songza Features
Google today pushed out an update to its Play Music service that adds new, curated play lists. The refreshed service gains its tools from Songza, which Google purchased over the summer.
And it's barely up to like 1,400 or something.
It's taking FOR-EH-VER.
I would have thought that they integrated this feature when they first started this whole thing