Google Music out now in UK

The Google Music service has finally been opened up to UK customers.

Google had announced that it would be expanding the Google Music service to countries outside the US during its announcement of the Google Nexus 4 and Google Nexus 10 back in October.

For UK users, it represents the last part of the Google and Android ecosystem, with movies, books and apps already available from the tech giant. Music has now joined the roster in the Google Play store (you may need to restart your phone to see it in the Google Play app, as we did).

The MP3 purchasing service is also available through the Google Play website on your computer. Tracks cost 79p each, and album prices seem to be competitively pitched against the service’s main rivals, iTunes and Amazon MP3.

The ability to upload music tracks is available across the board. The service is accessible through a downloadable desktop Music Manager program, and also requires the free Google Play Music app on the Google Play store. This has been the default Android music player for some time now, but isn’t included with every Android device as standard.

Google Music’s headline feature is its ability to upload 20,000 of your music tracks to the cloud at no charge through the Music Manager tool. You can then access these tracks from your Android phone at any time, or any computer logged in to your Google account.

Will you be using Google Music, or are you happy with iTunes and/or Amazon MP3? Is there anything missing from Google’s service? Let us know in the comments box below.

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