Google announced on Wednesday that it has expanded the amount of available storage for its Google Play Music service. Users will now be allowed to store up to 50,000 songs in the cloud at no cost. The storage does not require a subscription, making it free to all users.
Content stored within Google Play Music can be played on computers via Google’s Music Manager app, on iPhones and iPads via the recently redesigned Google Play Music app, through a Chrome extension, through Chromecast, and on Android devices.
In order to take advantage of the free music storage, simply visit the Google Play Music website, and skip the subscription offer. You can then go straight to the music interface, where you can select the option to upload music. You can then upload your music library from iTunes or from any folder.
Google’s new music storage option offers double the song storage of Apple’s own iTunes Match service. While iTunes Match charges $25 per year for its 25,000 song storage via iCloud, it also offers the benefit of higher 256-Kbps AAC DRM-free quality music for any uploaded song that is available in the iTunes library, plus iTunes Match users can listen to iTunes Radio sans advertisements.
For more information about Google’s free cloud music storage, visit the Google Play Music website.