The future definitely seems to be a streaming one. While many companies are still hoping you will buy hardware to play music, watch movies and so on. Other companies have caught on that streaming is where consumers want to be and want the market to go. So much so, that consumers seem happy to pay a small amount per month to have unlimited access to the a back catalogue they might not have otherwise had. Netflix were early into this game with their subscription video based content and likewise Spotify, Rdio and Deezer are also making waves in the music streaming business.
That said, Google are not one to not want to to be part of this ever growing industry. As such, back in Mid 2013, Google first launched their All Access subscription service which allows users to pay $9.99 a month and get unlimited access to their extensive back catalogue of songs and albums. Pretty much Spotify but brought to you by Google. One other interesting difference between Spotify and Google’s offering was that you could upload your own entire back catalogue to their cloud services and access the content from any device, anywhere. In fact, this self back-catalogue is available to all Google users, regardless of whether they subscribe to the All Access service or not. As long as you are from one of the 58 supported countries and have a Google account then Google offer the ability to upload 20,000 of your purchased songs to their cloud service, all for free.
Well, it seems Google have today gone and made that service even better as you can now upload up to 50,000 of your own songs to their cloud service. Again for absolutely free. Whether or not you subscribe to the All Access feature will not make any difference to this upgrade and all Google customers can take advantage of the offer. What’s more, there is nothing you have to do to get the additional space. If you already have a Google Music account then next time you login, you should see the notice advertising that your free online storage has been increased to the 50,000 limit. If you have yet to sign up or try the service then now might be a good time to do so and you can by hitting the source link below.