The anticipation is over and as most of you are well aware, Google officially announced the launch of its new Google Music Service. The event kicked off with a bang as they displayed a commercial touting the new service. I’ve always said that Google is known for reinventing the wheel, and when they do, they do it well. Google Music is no different and we’re pleased to see what the search giant has done with it. Adding incredible digital content, seamless integration with the Android Market and Google Music app, searching and discovering new music is not only going to be a cinch, but fun as hell. Lets get in to the meat and potatoes of the service shall we? Google is really focusing on making Google Music not only an easy way to get new tracks from artists you love but to also deeply integrate it’s own social network, Google Plus.
The team used an HTC Amaze for the demo and touted the service as instant, flexible, convenient and offers Instant Mix, a neat way to build play-lists with one click. Just point your browser to music.google.com and you’re all set to start listening to your uploaded music as well as purchase new content on the fly. One of the features they showed off was the ability to “pin music” when you don’t have an adequate internet connection. This allows you to then resume obtaining that content when you reconnect to the web later. Google has also added features like play count and ratings in this latest release. The company also showed off its new Google Music integration into the Android Market both on the web and on your Android device. The new Music service on the market will offer millions of songs from all different sorts of genres, sub genres and top charts giving you generous 90 second previews. They’ve also added better music discovery to the home page just in case you’re not sure of what you’re looking for. The service will offer “personal recommendations” based on your music collection, which is a neat feature. But that’s not all! Google has also integrated the seamless ability to share your music with your friends on Google Plus. When you download a song you like, you can instantly share it with Google Plus, offering your friends full previews while never interrupting their streams. In addition, they can then head on over to check the artist out for themselves and get full previews of the artists’ albums. » Read the rest