Google Play Music - Now Store 50,000 Songs for FREE (up from 20,000)
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Google Play Music - Now Store 50,000 Songs for FREE (up from 20,000)

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Found 25th Feb 2015
You can now upload 50,000 of your favourite songs and listen to them on your phone, tablet and on the web.

• Music purchased from the Google Play Store doesn't count towards your song limit.
• This increase should be automatic.
• Play Music app is compatible with Android and iOS devices, you can also stream your music at play.google.com/music
• In comparison, Amazon MP3 only offer a measly 250 songs for free.

Credit goes to Nemeus for being the first to find out about this.

Any questions? Just ask!

91 Comments

Superb news.

Hooray!

Brilliant!

Thank you

Been using this for about 6 months now and its great. basically puts all your music on your PC to a cloud and u stream it to your phone. You can download the tracks to your phone as well and share my account with my wife so we can access our music.

Beware if you don't have an unlimited data plan as it eats up data quickly but can also be used over WiFi. Heat from me.

Brilliant service . Just added all my remastered Led Zeppelin albums on there as i had run out of room previously .

That's great. I was starting to get uncomfortably close to the 20,000 mark.

Is the file size limit increased too? Some old mix tapes are rejected for being too large.

excellent, I have just over 40,000 songs, so still got room for more

Not to mention the Amazon music app is awful! Keeps crashing for me!

Use this to properly tag your tracks before uploading them. Among other things, it uses AcoustID audio fingerprints, allowing files to be identified by the actual music, even if they have no metadata.

picard.musicbrainz.org/

Brilliant news. I paid for the Amazon music subscription, as the 20000 offered by Google wasn't quite enough, as i have a little under 30000 (Amazon match up to 250000 songs of your own library.)

Now I just need Google to allow me to unauthorize some devices so that I can actually use it on my preferred tablet (that I had the audacity to put a custom ROM on thus making it appear to be a different device), since they introduced the deauthorization limit without giving me any notice (before or after the limit was introduced).

fantastic news. mega thanks for the info. heat all the way

Original Poster

joedredd

Is the file size limit increased too? Some old mix tapes are rejected for … Is the file size limit increased too? Some old mix tapes are rejected for being too large.



Don't think so sadly

You can even get your ITunes bought stuff on there as it seems to ignore the DRM If you install the Google Play PC manager.

Great news. Thanks OP.

Is this automatic or do you have to sign your account up?

Original Poster

monkeydribble

Is this automatic or do you have to sign your account up?


It's an automatic upgrade for all accounts.

But why would they do this??
Let you upload 50k music for free on their servers? That is definitely costly for them
Edited by: "akuakuu" 26th Feb 2015

I posted this earlier, but it got moved to discussions! No heat for me...:(

But I have capacity for another 31,000 MP3s now, so not so bad overall!

Cool cool lol.

eloo

But why would they do this?? Let you upload 50k music for free on their … But why would they do this?? Let you upload 50k music for free on their servers? That is definitely costly for them


Not really,
The whole idea of Google music is that it identifies your music and then finds it in its library if it can.
This feature was really poor in the past and most of my music wasn't identified, but they are continously working to improve it and now maybe only 10% of my music is unidentified.

So basically they can cope with more and more songs as if you and me upload the same song it doesn't take the same amount of memory.

You could do the maths and approximate how much space you need but if we assume about 20% of your 50000 take the space it is 10000 songs and that's about 100GB which is not that much in terms of free cloud capacity these days...

Also as you can't really stream more than 2-3 songs in the same time it isn't a big deal for their servers.

And now we get to the money making point. As this thread has shown this will attract some people who couldn't upload their libraries before and these people obviously buy a lot of music (ehm, ehm, let's for the sake of the argument ignore the nasty torrenting people) and if you already use the cloud you might like to buy stuff from Google play or even subscribe to their all access.

And finally companies like Google generate a hefty profit and unless they reinvest it they have to pay the dividend to their shareholders and nobody likes that (it sort of stagnates the company)
so they build data centres and project like this with major long term benefits for them are golden for this.

I am no expert but this is how I see their move... I am surprised they don't just offer something like upload your whole library rather than limiting but I suppose they just want to stop the spammers and jerks who like to try and crash the system or simply they don't have enough space in their data centres (highly doubt it)...

Anyhows a big plus (although I am at a measly 3000...)

Don't get it! Free for 30 days then £9.99 a month!

chrsinne

Don't get it! Free for 30 days then £9.99 a month!


Only if you subscribe to their "All Access" service. A free account allows you to store 50,000 of your own tracks. A paid account allows you to do that plus listen to anything in Google's entire library.

chrsinne

Don't get it! Free for 30 days then £9.99 a month!



Sheesh.....

Well duh the all access is charged, so what, I pay £9.99 a month and have millions of albums available when I want, saved me loads of cash not buying cd's plus I discover loads of new stuff all the time.

Worth more to me than netflix and a vpn connection. Just wish there was a comparable service for audio books that didn't limit you to how many you could listen to a month.

Nemeus

I posted this earlier, but it got moved to discussions! No heat for … I posted this earlier, but it got moved to discussions! No heat for me...:(But I have capacity for another 31,000 MP3s now, so not so bad overall!



I saw your post in Misc and the way that the OP nicked it from you and posted it in Freebies. I think that they should be ashamed as it's blatant heat seeking off the back of your original post. I would contact the mods and point this out to them.
I voted cold on this purely on the basis that this was not the OPs freebie to post in the first place.

Many thanks for the info.

Heat.

mudisoft

Use this to properly tag your tracks before uploading them. Among other … Use this to properly tag your tracks before uploading them. Among other things, it uses AcoustID audio fingerprints, allowing files to be identified by the actual music, even if they have no metadata.https://picard.musicbrainz.org/


Is this windows only?

Dominatez

Been using this for about 6 months now and its great. basically puts all … Been using this for about 6 months now and its great. basically puts all your music on your PC to a cloud and u stream it to your phone. You can download the tracks to your phone as well and share my account with my wife so we can access our music. Beware if you don't have an unlimited data plan as it eats up data quickly but can also be used over WiFi. Heat from me.



How do you share your account just for music?

I hope in the next decade or so G add the 'Play' brand to their 'Zero Rating initiative' (when it becomes mainstream and to the masses).

All music, to everyone, anywhere...for free...

Imagine a device the size of a Nano, running Android, with WiFi and/or SIM with decent DAC controlled by anyone of your devices and the iPod becomes useless.

No more stupidly high prices for pitiful size storage, support for all lossless codecs and not being locked into using pos software.

Its a shame the machines will have taken over by then though

When they add crossfading between tracks I will switch from Spotify overnight

mudisoft

Use this to properly tag your tracks before uploading them. Among other … Use this to properly tag your tracks before uploading them. Among other things, it uses AcoustID audio fingerprints, allowing files to be identified by the actual music, even if they have no metadata.https://picard.musicbrainz.org/



is this better than MP3Tag?

I think Nemeus comment and their sad face tells it all quite well. They posted it and it was moved, you posted afterwards and it stayed. The right thing to have done was to make sure that the first post made by Nemeus was reinstated not post on the back of theirs. Just my opinion and certainly not something I would have done to a fellow contributor.

Original Poster

EN1GMA

How do you share your account just for music?




I think he meant that he's given his wife his Google Account.

Great find must try it myself.

Unfortunately you can't stream them to your blutooth or wi-fi device though

pbyron1

You can even get your ITunes bought stuff on there as it seems to ignore … You can even get your ITunes bought stuff on there as it seems to ignore the DRM If you install the Google Play PC manager.


iTunes removed DRM years ago.

Hey guys, I've got no problems with this being posted by someone else... in the right place. In truth, it is my error for posting the Freebie in Deals, when it should have been in Freebies. The mods then moved it to Misc section, not sure why, but it's now been posted in the right section.

The important thing is that the offer is identified and presented for all the people who use this site and now many people are benefiting. Who posts it matters only to the OP.

I've voted hot on this deal, because I don't care who posted it (in the right section), but it is important that good deals are promoted with the right amount of heat, otherwise they might just get overlooked by visitors to the site.

Apart from learning that Freebies should be labelled as such, I've never bothered looking at them before now, despite being a user of this site for many years and have bookmarks for the main Deals page, the Google Play Deals page and Amazon Deals page. I'll be adding Freebies to the favourites too now!
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