Google Music Now Offers Scan and Match Functionality in the United States

The way we listen to music has changed a lot over the decades. There was a time when everyone had vinyl records. Then came cassettes and CDs. Finally the revolution of MP3 players starting surfacing in the late 1990s and early 2000s.

Now, it’s all about the cloud and streaming. There are tons of streaming services out there and then there are even options like Google Play Music. With Google Play Music you can upload your entire music collection into the cloud for free and stream it from your phone or even PC.

Sounds good, but all that uploading takes a lot of bandwidth right? The good news is that Google Play Music is now bringing US users the ability to scan and match their existing library of music. What that means is that you don’t have to upload songs that are already found on Google’s online music library.

This saves you a lot of time uploading. That said, if they can’t find your song in their library, it will still upload like normal. Such a service is impressive, but even more impressive is that you can store up to 20,000 uploads at absolutely no cost to you.

What do you think of Google Play Music? Interested or not?

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