Google Music takes on iTunes Match

Google Music takes on iTunes Match

Google music has footprints of Apple and iTunes Match. In fact, Google music fares much better than iTunes Match. It is been claimed by competitors that Google has the tradition of stealing ideas from others and implement them in large scale.

This can be substantiated in implementation of cloud storage and Android Operating System by Google. There are compelling stories on the advent of GMusic with a capability to overthrow iMatch.

Interestingly, GMusic is available free of cost. There are more than 20,000 free songs available on Google music and it is expanding its music base by including more popular music albums as never before.

These songs can be enjoyed through Android powered devices, iOS enabled devices and through a web browser. These free songs will definitely attract music lovers who are accustomed to YouTube and Spotify where they can listen to a song before then can purchase the same.

It will be a strong bet for other competitors like iTunes, Spotify and Napster. In future, GMusic stands as a strong alternative to Amazon and iTunes and in the long run people may shift into multi-service provider, the technology giant – Google.

Google is expanding its existing services and offering quite a few new products. In recent past, there has been noteworthy developments in Google+ by launching circles, hubs and ripples.

Let us check the comparison between iTunes and GMusic. iTunes is available at a premium. You have to pay $25 per year to access music on computer which has iTunes desktop application on it. The total number of devices than can access music from this subscription is 10. To access music through mobiles, they should be iOS enabled.

These are the stipulations that pertain to access of music through iTunes. On the other hand, Google music is available absolutely free of cost. There is no restriction on the number of devices that can access GMusic. If you want to play music on your mobile phone, you can download the free application and access the music

Google music for smartphones

The Google music app is available for download and can be used on Android powered smartphones. In the coming days it will be available through iOS enabled devices also if Google gets permission for the same from Apple.

The other alternative to access music through mobile phones is the ability to access Google music through a web browser. As all the high end current generation mobile phones are featured with a web browser, it will be a plus point for Google Music.

iTunes’ edge over Google music

Coming to the benefits associated with iTunes, it has a fast track new album upload rate compared to GMusic. iTunes Match will play all music files at high quality 256 kbps AAC while GMusic plays songs of all kinds of formats.

ITunes Match offers 25000 songs whereas Google music is offering only 20000 songs. And, of course the difference comes in the form of monthly subscription. Unless, you are in need of those specific category of songs, i.e., the difference between 25000 and 20000, you can enjoy with Google music where there is no need of any payment.

With the advent of Google music, there will be pressure on iTunes Match as it will be forced to select one out of three options. First option is to reduce the subscription per month, the second option is going for a ‘pay as you go’ option and the third option is opening doors wide like Google with a free banner.

The coming days will decide the success or fate or future of Google music in toppling other competitors and standing as a conqueror.

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Rohit - November 26, 2011

Whatever google have touched in this Web, they conquered it. As they have touched in music, they will surely become a winner here too. Google means admiration in the internet.

    Herbert - November 27, 2011

    Agree with you Rohit, I think Google will be covering up everything LOL..

Agrevo - November 28, 2011

Aha… Google is master search engine…. Now google want build more application and social network….

Nishadha - November 28, 2011

I guess it’s a smart move by Google to diversify their revenue sources, but with there vast amount of resources they will surely leave behind many competitors

Mary - November 28, 2011

iTunes has a definite position on the market, but that can always change. Google is knows to either bury its competitors, or fail miserably. There’s no middle road to be walked on here. Only time will tell which kind of service GMusic will be, but i don’t have high hopes for iTunes.

Wendy Lampard - November 29, 2011

Wow. That’s sound really amusing. Google touched it so I think it’s going better move with highly encouraging. Thanks!

Alexander arsenault - December 19, 2011

i think that the 2 services a totally different:
Google music let you upload your music files and watch them every where.
iTunes match is the easiest way to have an quality library from your old mp3 in low quality library for 25 $. iTunes reconize at least 90% of your songs event those that you download illegaly. You download them in 256-Kbps AAC with the album cover, artist, album, ….. from another computer and it’s done. It’s a quality update for your library who cost 25 $

Personaly I will pay 25 $, update my iTunes library then switch for google music.

Hochzeit Trauung - March 17, 2012

There are more than lots of free songs available on Google music and it is expanding its music base by including more popular music albums as never before.

Song Lyrics - May 30, 2012

Really great and best search engine Google. You can search free songs. Its great and google music available download facility provide for the smart phone.

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