Are you one of the lucky few who got the Google Music Beta access? Google launched Music Beta in May 2011. Google Music Beta is an that supports supports streaming music to desktop browsers and Android phones and tablets, or any other device that can use the Adobe Flash platform.
Music Beta supports storing of up to 20,000 songs for free. You can upload own music for streaming purposes and can create play-lists of songs. Another interesting feature of Music Beta is that it allows automatic caching for offline play on mobile devices.
As of now Google Music service is only available through invitation and to US residents only. If you are not a resident of US then you may need to wait a bit more.
As of now Google Music supports the following file Types
If you got the Google Music account then you can try the Google Music Desktop Player for Windows 7. It is a desktop application for Google Music Beta online music service. Google Music Desktop Player application let’s you use this service as a desktop application mainly for accessing/controlling it with multimedia keyboard, taskbar buttons and as a widget.
As of now the tool has the following features
- A notification splashform
- Last.fm Scrobbling
- Free RAM after song end
- Uses Webkit Engine
- Supports Multimedia Keys [PlayPause, Stop, Previous and Next]
- Windows 7 Taskbar support [Buttons for: Play/Pause Previous and Next]
- Metro UI Like with Aero Snap support (it was kinda difficult to make a windows’ form with Metro design like from scratch)
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