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How does Google Music work exactly? I thought it would be similar to Yahoo Music where I can listen to different "stations" according to genre.


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I haven't used it a lot but I believe it's linked to Google+. This is where you can share with your friends the type of music you have listened to. Other than that, I think it's just like a regular music player with playlists, albums, titles, etc.

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When (if lol) Canada gets Google Play Music All Access, then it DOES have the radio-station-like features that you are talking about. Right now, its great to have and use as a music manager. I uploaded my entire music library to their locker (free up to 20,000 songs) and you can 'pin' any of it to your phone, which is great for people like me who are super finicky with music and listen to different ones each week, while not bogging down my memory space. My only problem with it at the moment is that I want Play Music All Access NOW! haha

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Officially, Google Music in Canada is limited to an Android app that simply plays back locally stored files. Access to the "online locker" in which up to 20,000 songs can be stored for streaming or "pinning" offline and Google Music All Access are US-only products.

 

While I do not encourage or know how to bypass regional restrictions, I understand that some Canadian Android users have managed to do so.

 

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Or is it like Yahoo music, that is, dependent on where you are located for you to access all features?

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That method no longer works.

 

It used to be that your Google service will depend on the location of where you are logging in.  When I travelled to US during Christmas, I logged into Google Play using my AT&T SIM card on my phone as soon as I walked off the plane and into the airport building, and got Google Music running before even I picked up my baggage.  Once the service is activated on your account, it stays with your account even after returning home to Canada.

 

That does not appear to work anymore; now it appears that your Google services are tied to the country that you sign up initially, which is similar to how iTunes behaves.

 

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I haven't used it a lot but I believe it's linked to Google+. This is where you can share with your friends the type of music you have listened to. Other than that, I think it's just like a regular music player with playlists, albums, titles, etc.

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It's a regular music playing app, with some nifty features.

 

You can also upload music to the web version (http://music.google.com/), which you can access from the app... handy if you don't have a lot of space on your phone or tablet!

 

Google Play Music All Access (the subscription thing) is unfortunately US-only right now, I think.

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When (if lol) Canada gets Google Play Music All Access, then it DOES have the radio-station-like features that you are talking about. Right now, its great to have and use as a music manager. I uploaded my entire music library to their locker (free up to 20,000 songs) and you can 'pin' any of it to your phone, which is great for people like me who are super finicky with music and listen to different ones each week, while not bogging down my memory space. My only problem with it at the moment is that I want Play Music All Access NOW! haha

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Or is it like Yahoo music, that is, dependent on where you are located for you to access all features?

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Officially, Google Music in Canada is limited to an Android app that simply plays back locally stored files. Access to the "online locker" in which up to 20,000 songs can be stored for streaming or "pinning" offline and Google Music All Access are US-only products.

 

While I do not encourage or know how to bypass regional restrictions, I understand that some Canadian Android users have managed to do so.

 

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That method no longer works.

 

It used to be that your Google service will depend on the location of where you are logging in.  When I travelled to US during Christmas, I logged into Google Play using my AT&T SIM card on my phone as soon as I walked off the plane and into the airport building, and got Google Music running before even I picked up my baggage.  Once the service is activated on your account, it stays with your account even after returning home to Canada.

 

That does not appear to work anymore; now it appears that your Google services are tied to the country that you sign up initially, which is similar to how iTunes behaves.

 

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Also if you do activate it once (it is realyl easy to activate it here in Canada) you can subscribe to All Access jst put a US address on your Wallet account that pays for it. 

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There are some work arounds in Canada, from my understanding Google Music operates mainly based on the address (which must be reflected on your credit card you would use to pay for it). If you can change both of those to the US you could probably get it to work....(not that I woud condone such things).

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If you change the address and sign up you get the music locker then you can change it back. You don't need to pay, all you need to pay for is the streaming radio service.