The much talked about free music service from Google called Music Beta lauched today, well at least in some parts of the world. It is being positioned as “A better way to play your music” and promises users the ability to upload their personal music collection to listen anywhere, keep everything in sync, and forget the hassle of cables and files. However, when I click on the appropiate link from my office in Canada I get the following message from Google, ” We’re sorry. Music Beta is currently only available in the United States.”
From the Google website here is what they are promising:
Listen anywhere, even offline: You can get to your personal music collection at home or on the go. Listen from the web or any enabled device with the Music app available from Android Market. Not online? No problem. The songs you’ve recently played will automatically be available offline. You can also select the specific albums, artists and playlists you want to have available when you’re not connected.
Stay in sync, without the hassle: Spend more time listening to your music and less time managing it. Once your
music is online, it’s always available. Playlists are automatically kept in sync, and you don’t have to worry about cables, file transfers, or running out of storage space.
Your collection, now in one place: Upload your personal music collection to a single library, even if it’s scattered across multiple computers. You can upload music files from any folder or add your iTunes library and all of your playlists. And when you add new music to your computer, it can be automatically added to your music collection online.
Mix it up: Create your own custom playlists with just a few clicks. Or use Instant Mix to automatically build new playlists of songs from your collection that go great together. All the playlists you create and all the changes you make to them are automatically available everywhere your music is.
Watch the video here