My most recent app: Play Music
Being from the UK we usually get the short end of the straw and the latest example of this is Play Music from Google.
Play Music is a US only service that lets you put up to 20,000 of your tracks in the cloud for you to streaming to your Android device or download directly to your phone. Getting Play Music to work was pretty straight forward, first I did a quick search on my phone for the apk and within two minutes it was on my phone. Getting the music manager software that lets you upload your music was a bit more tricky, mainly because when you try to download it on your desktop Google recognises that you are outside the US, but Google-ling a workaround for this was pretty easy.
Uploading your music is so easy your dog could do it, open the manager and then drag and drop tracks or whole albums into the upload window, now your done. Once you go into the Play Music app on your phone or tablet all your uploaded music should appear. Your present with a cover-flow like view of your music, where you can swipe from left to right to navigate.
In the settings menu you have various options but the ones you’ll be most interested in are streaming your music only if you over a WiFi connection and the ability to cache music temporarily on your device.
The actually interface is nothing new, you get a picture of the album art, song title, artist, and album title. At the bottom of the player you get shuffle, previous track, play/pause, next track and replay buttons.
Anyone that’s strapped for on board storage or just wants all their music in one safe, backed up place should starting using Play Music.