If you look for apps from developer Google Inc., now Google Play Music can now enter your smartphone's app drawer. The Brazilian Play Store already offers this player for Android, and although the Google Music service is not yet available here in the country, you already have some features when you download the Google Play Music Brazil app.
In addition to playing the direct user on the Play Store, Google Play Music offers cloud storage and artist search features.
The Google Play Music app serves as a tool for accessing music purchased and stored in the Google store, as well as a shortcut to buying entire albums or random songs in MP3 format. However, as the Google Music service has not yet been launched in Brazil, users do not enjoy all the functions of the application. In addition to the main shortcut function for the Play Store, storing up to 20,000 songs in the cloud has won many fans, including me; allows streaming on mobile devices; works offline; and share a complete list of music with your friends on Google+.
The free Google Play Music app runs on Android 2.2 and up. To download the application access the link below:
Download the Google Play Music Brasil app
In due course, today the Google Music service was released in Germany, so I could have my first experience on how the application integrated with the service worked. First impressions are the best possible and here is a list of highlights:
- Functional and contemporary design
- Possibility to create playlists by adding music playing
- Get more artist information (along the lines of the Last FM app)
- Buy albums and songs from the currently playing artist
- Integration of albums on your smartphone with Play Store
- Cloud storage (up to 20,000 songs)
- Buy music and albums from similar artists
- Pre-Purchase Music Preview
- Search by artist
- Direct shortcut to Play Store
- Breakdown of music on devices and purchased from Play Store
- Categories: Playlist, Recent, by Artist, by Album, Music, by Genre
- Google+ integration
Only one negative point so far, to integrate the application with the service, you need to enter the data of your credit card. Although nothing is charged, it still seems abusive, as it could keep me logged in by email and if I wanted to buy any albums, I would inform my bank details just now.
Through the Google Play Music app, a new Android player, you get direct access to the Google Play service (the screenshot was made in Germany).
According to Hugo Barra, Google's executive, there is a possibility that Brazilian users can count on the purchase of music paying directly to their mobile phone bill, without using a credit card and this should only apply to postpaid customers. This would avoid registering a credit card to use the service. Point to Google Brazil if this really happens this way.
I believe the launch of the app on the Play Store makes us very close to the Google Music service, it just seems like a matter of time now.
And you already downloaded the Google Play Music app? What is your opinion about the resources still limited here in the country? Let us know about your first impressions in the comments below.
During this week, I will test the app and the service and bring a more critical view of both, stay tuned.
Camila Rinaldi / AndroidPIT
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