If you’re like me and your phone is perpetually low on storage space, prioritizing which content and applications to store on your phone can be an unpleasant and daunting task. Luckily, Google Play Music allows me to take my music anywhere, and I don’t have to pick and choose which songs to keep on my device.
Standard users can upload 50,000 songs to their own digital libraries, which is accessible from anywhere with an internet connection, on any device. I use this to listen to my music as I commute, from my computer as I work, and I can even cache files on my phone for offline playback.
Additionally, Google Play Music recently acquired the streaming service Songza, integrating their curated playlists into the centralized platform.
Google Play Music offers robust services, in both free and premium models.
Free Users Can:
- store up to 50,000 of their own songs in the cloud
- access to hundreds of ad-supported radio stations by genre/decade/artist, etc
- purchase additional tracks for their own library from the Google Play music store
Users with an 'All Access' Plan
- do everything in the free plan
- listen to on-demand streaming of any track from the 30+ million in the Google Play music store
Users with a 'Family' Plan
- do everything in the free and All Access plans
- authorize up to 6 family members to share the plan, on up to 10 devices each