Google Music recently launched in the US… well, it’s been a few months, but it’s still pretty new.
It’s been pretty quiet, and most people don’t know its capabilities. Google Music is a free, cloud-service music app. With your Google Account, you’re able to purchase cheap tracks, get free tracks and get this: upload 20, 000 of your OWN songs for free. (It won’t question the song’s ‘legitimacy’ either)
Did I mention it’s free?
With Google Music, you can then go ahead and listen to your music on any computer, anywhere, anytime. You can download off your songs to your newly purchased computer, or just keep it in the cloud, as a backup of your massive iTunes collection.
Still not convinced? Watch this video from Google:
You can even get the official Google Music App from the Android Market, with an slick interface, and amazing sync with Google Music.
If you’re from the US, you can go ahead and sign up here: music.google.com
Not from the US? No problem. Here’s a quick guide on signing up for Google Music:
1. Get TunnelBear
TunnelBear is a great, free VPN service that will spoof your ip. What this will do is trick Google into thinking you’re “Good Ol’ American”. Once you’ve setup and installed the service, you’ve just finished the hardest part of this tutorial.
2. Done? Go to music.google.com
After you’ve connected, head over to Google Music. You’ll find that now, you’ll just have to sign in with your Google account. This will be your @gmail account, or a Google Apps account. Don’t have one? You can go ahead and follow the steps to create one.
3. Download the Desktop App
After you’ve signed in, and “accepted” the usage policy, you can go ahead and download the Music Manager application for your desktop. This will upload all your music on your desktop to Google Servers. I recommend using iTunes beforehand and edit all your music to include ID3 Tags and Album Art. Once it’s uploaded, it’s a Pain in the A** to change everything.
That’s it! Once you’ve completed these steps, you have finished setting up Google Music. Feel free to uninstall, or keep TunnelBear, as now you can access Google music without the need of a VPN.
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