Google had their music event last evening and with that came word that Google Music was leaving the beta phase. In addition, they launched the service with its very own Music Store. And well, in addition to that bit of news, we have also spotted an updated Google Music app for Android. The app is currently available by way of the Android Market and it comes as version 4.0.9 and is available for Android devices running 2.2 or later. In terms of the new features, those are limited to just two bullet points –
- Google Music is now out of beta and is open to all users without an invitation. Upload up to 20,000 songs from your personal music collection to Google Music and listen instantly on all your devices.
- Seamless integration with the Android Market music store. All your purchases automatically appear in the Google Music app.
Otherwise, for those not as familiar with Google Music, here is how the service is described by Google;
Shop music on Android Market and listen instantly using the Google Music app.
Google Music is a cloud-powered music player and storage service that lets you keep your music collection online so you can save space on your Android device.
- All your your music purchases from Android Market automatically appear on Google Music.
- Add up to 20,000 more songs from your personal music collection on your computer for free.
- Access to your entire music library instantly with the Google Music app, and save your favorites for offline playback.
- Share a free full play of the songs you purchased from Android Market with your friends on Google+.
- Learn more about Google Music at http://music.google.com/about
And lastly, at this time, Google Music is only available for those in the US.
Via [Android Market]