Now Store 50,000 Songs in the Cloud for Free in Google Play Music

Google is upping the ante in music storage.

The company announced Wednesday that users will now be able to upload and store – for free – up to 50,000 song files in the cloud via Google Play Music.

Google Play Music

Google has a plan for you: It is now allowing users to store up to 50,000 of their own song files in Google Play Music for free. And from there, you can access those songs from any compatible phone, tablet, or PC.

How good a deal is this? By comparison, Amazon lets you upload 250 songs to Amazon Music for free, and you can upgrade to 250,000 songs for $25 per year. Microsoft’s Xbox Music does not provide free cloud storage of your music collection, but you can match some of your own music to Xbox Music Store and access it from other devices if you pay for Xbox Music Pass, which costs $99.99 per year.

Google makes Music apps for Android (of course), and iPhone and iPad, and you can of course stream your music through your HDTV and home theater using Chromecast.

To get started visit: Google Play Music, and sign in with your Google account. You’ll see a notification about the new upload limit.

Google also offers a streaming music service that lets you stream all of the music in the Google Play Music Store to the web and compatible devices and apps, much like Spotify of Xbox Music Pass.This service costs $9.99 per month.

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