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Google Play Music ups free storage to 50,000 songs

Looking for a free storage and streaming platform to house your gargantuan library of tunes? Well, Google has made a pretty strong case to become your music locker of choice today.

The web giant has upped the amount of songs users can freely upload to Google Play Music to 50,000. That’s around 4,000 albums or around half of the Grateful Dead’s discography.

Google says upping its previous limit of 20,000 tracks was one of its most requested features and makes a mockery of Apple’s iTunes Match platform, which charges users more than £20 a year for a similar privilege.

With the bump in free cloud storage, the service allows users to freely access their entire (in most cases) library of tracks without subscribing to services like Spotify Premium.

Play Music is available separately from Google’s own All Access and YouTube Key subscription services and is also handy for storing albums that’s aren’t available through the streaming services.

That could be everything from the The Beatles (who avoid them by choice), to the awesome underground band only you and your mates know about right now.

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Google has apps for a wide range of platforms and the ability for users to access their library through the browser in iOS. Basically it makes your music available to stream everywhere and anywhere there’s an internet connection present.

If there isn’t? Music can easily be downloaded to local storage beforehand for offline listening.

Will today’s news encourage you to give Play Music a chance? Let us know your thoughts below.

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