Google Music Sheds the Beta Tag

Google Music has made the transition from invite-only beta to public during today’s “These Go to Eleven” event. The online music locker stores your music on Google’s servers, allowing you to stream your tunes anywhere with an internet connection. Unlike iTunes Match, Google Music requires that you upload your entire library, so users with large collections may have a bit of waiting to do.

Google has also introduced a music section to the Android Market, so you can purchase albums from your phone, and they will be instantly available for streaming through the Music app or website. All downloads are high-quality 320kbps mp3s, and have 90 second previews (like iTunes!). The service has also received the Plus treatment, so you can share full songs with friends.

[Google Music]

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