News by Andrew Kameka on Monday October 29, 2012.
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Google debuted its Google Play Music service in 2010, and the cloud-storage, streaming, and music purchasing app is finally launching in Europe after two years of being a U.S.-only service. Following announcements of an expansion to its music store choices and three new Nexus devices debuting November 13, Google added that it will finally bring Google Play Music to customers in select European markets on that same date.
Google announced today that it has reached a deal with "all of the major record labels globally" and several key independent labels that will allow the company to launch its Google Play Music service in a few European markets next month. On November 13, consumers in the U.K., France, Germany, Italy, and Spain will be able to purchase music from the Google Play Store. They will also be able to upload their personal music collections to Google Play, which can store up to 20,000 songs for online streaming on multiple Android devices or the web.
Similar to Apple's iTunes Match service, Google will scan user libraries and automatically add licensed songs to his or her Play Music account, saving time and bandwidth by only uploading songs that are not already stored on Google's servers. The scanning feature is launching first in Europe but will be available in the U.S. soon.source: Google
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