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Listen to all your favorite music with Google Play Music (giveaway ends 5/6/15)

 

Google Play Music

I love listening to music. I am a firm believer in that music can really alter your mood. For example, when I am going to work on a wet, dreary Monday morning I like to listen to happy, upbeat music to lift my mood. After all, who wants to go to work on a rainy Monday?

When I am cleaning I’ll play high energy tunes to get my blood pumping and energize me so that I can tackle the tasks at hand.

I only have a radio and tape cassette player in my car. That’s right – a tap cassette player. Not only that I have dozen of tapes I can listen too (all from the 80’s). I just can’t be bothered.

I used to listen to music I purchased on my phone. I would stream it via Bluetooth technology to a portable speaker I keep in my car. The problem with that is that I am stuck listening to the same music over and over again. Not only that music takes up a lot of space on my phone (and I don’t have a lot of space to begin with).

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I have tried those music services, but I don’t like listening to the advertising and I dislike being limited to the number of “skips” I can have. I don’t want to be stuck listening to a tune that I don’t like.

Have you ever heard of Google Play Music? I have heard of Google Play, but I didn’t think they had music. I thought it was all just fun and games.  Google Play, the destination for apps, books, games and more.

Google Play has music app that allows you to enjoy unlimited music in an ad-free environment with more than 30 million songs, along with music videos and curated music stations customized for your moment, mood or activity.

This is a paid subscription service at $9.99 per month. With access to so much music, for me, it’s well worth every penny. I have been able to create play lists with every different type of music genre  you can think of and songs that are not always easy to find elsewhere with other music apps.

You can access Google Play Music from your computer, tablet or mobile device any time, 24/7. I have the app on my cellphone which allows me to stream my playlists to my portable speaker (via Bluetooth) any time I want to listen to MY music in the car and not the radio (I’m not a big fan of morning talk radio programming).

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In addition to all this music, Google Play Music allows users to store up to 50,000 songs for free and stream or download them them to your (iOS, Android) phone, tablet, computer, and Chromecast. This means you can protect the music you already own/purchased (including your iTunes collection) by transferring it to Google Play’s free music storage service.

Transferring your purchased/download music is easy to do with Google Play Music in just four easy steps:

  1. Sign in to Google Play Music with your Google account – Go to your computer and visit google.com/music. Sign up if needed.
  2. Claim your free storage – If you’d like to try the Google Play music subscription service too, click “Get Started”. Otherwise, click “No Thanks” to continue with the free storage.
  3. Add your music collection – The setup process will guide you through adding the Chrome app*, which provides seamless uploading. You can choose to simply upload your entire iTunes library or select other music folders. You can upload 50,000 songs for free.
  4. Access your music at any time on multiple devices – You can stream or download music to your Android, iPhone, or iPad for easy offline listening. It’s also all available on the web when you’re on your computer. And when you upgrade to a new computer or the latest mobile device, your music comes along too. You’ll never be without your favorite artists again!

*Not using Chrome? The setup process at step 3 will instead guide you through installing Music Manager where you can still add 50,000 songs.

For more information, please visit https://support.google.com/googleplay/answer/1143668?hl=en.

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I never thought I would use this service as much as I do. I use it on a daily basis.

I LOVE that I am able to find my favorite songs from my favorite artists, both past and present. Even songs I didn’t think I would find are available on this service.

I have several playlists set up. Every morning on my way to work I pick out which playlist I want to listen to. Each one has dozens of songs on it. There is no limit to how many songs and playlists you can have.

Google Play Music even has pre-made playlists that you can choose from depending on your mood or the occasion. Are you enjoying the morning? Why not listen to Feel Good Classic Rock? Are you working out? Check out the High Intensity Pop playlist. You can even check out today’s hits.

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I like that you can vide music videos for almost all the songs available on Google Play Music too. Some are “oldies but goodies” that are fun to watch. Others I never knew a music video was available for the song so they are fun to watch too.

You can search the music by the song title, artist, album and even find music/artists that are similar which is a great way to explore and discover new music.

I even found “Let it Go” from Disney’s Frozen on Google Play Music. That is great to have when you are around little ones (most children know that song by heart – LOL).

If you would like to learn more about Google Play Music visit www.Google.com/Music.

A subscription to this service would make a great gift. It’s $120 for the entire year, but when you think about how much you spend on gifts for a teen or college student, it’s not a bad price.

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Google Play Music has generously offered to give a lucky She Scribes reader a one year subscription to their service ($120 value). Thank you Google Play Music!

This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only and will end on May 6, 2015 at 11:59 PM (EST). The winners will be chosen at random using a random number generator from all eligible entries. The winners will be notified via e-mail and will have three days to reply or a new winner will be chosen in their place.

To enter please comment on this post and tell me why you’d like to win a one year subscription to Google Play Music – OR – tell me what kind of music (artist/songs or genre) you would create a playlist for?

For extra entries you can use the Rafflecopter widget (below) but you must complete the initial entry requirement or the additional entries wont’ qualify (I do check). Extra entries are optional.

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Kimberly

*I received a subscription to this service in order to do this review. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way.

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About Kimberly

Kimberly Vetrano resides in the suburbs of New York City with her family and "mini zoo" consisting of five cats, a dog and a Goldfish. Kimberly is a teacher's assistant for a Kindergarten class. When she is not working or blogging, Kimberly enjoys taking photos of nature and hanging out with family and friends.

Comments

  1. I’d love to create a folk rock/indie rock playlist to listen to while driving or at work!

  2. I would create a playlist for Classic Rock.

  3. Jennifer Williams says:

    I’d love to explore what kinds of classical music they have to offer! I’d really like to try something like this where you have such a wide array of music available all the time without spending a fortune.

  4. Angela Nichols says:

    I love listening to music as it lowers my stress level. I am a big Maroon 5 and Nickelback fan.

  5. Melissa S says:

    I would love to win this as a gift for my son who is just really getting into music and defining his tastes. This would give him the opportunity to listens to a lot of different genres and decide what he likes.

  6. I’d like to win because being able to make a set of playlists for the car is easier than lugging around a bunch of CDs or relying on my iPod library!

  7. Tracy Pryor says:

    I pay monthly for Google Play Music and love it. Anytime I want to listen to a particular song all I have to do is look it up and they most likely have it. It would be great to win this and save some money.

  8. Cynthia C says:

    I would like to win this for my son so he could listen to his favorite music.

  9. courtney b says:

    I want to win because I love listening to music while i’m working out.

    And I like all kinds of music, like country, rap and rock and roll. everything !!!!!

  10. I would create a playlist of Mark Knopfler, Roy Orbison, and lots of older rock and roll.

  11. April Brenay says:

    I love to listen to music while I clean the house, it keeps me going. This would really get my playlist going!

  12. country music for sure carrie underwood,

  13. ewhatley says:

    Thank you so much for this post. I had never heard of Google Play and have thousands of songs on iTunes that I can download. I’m in the process of converting all my CD’s and cassette tapes (remember those?) and once that’s done, I’ll just store them on Google. Since my budget is super tight I’d love to win a free year.

  14. Tara Liebing says:

    I would love to have a year subscription to Google Play music because I love all kinds of music and I need something to listen while I go for my walks and when I exercise.

  15. Christine says:

    I would like to create a playlist for my workouts.
    Thanks for the chance!

  16. Michele P says:

    I would love this for my husband since he drives long distances to work and doesn’t have a lot of CD’s to listen to and the radios around here do not stream Latin music which is his favorite. This would give him the chance to store the music he already has on his phone and also listen to new music and create his favorite playlists for those long rides to and from work.

  17. Trisha Burgess says:

    I would create a pop playlist for my workouts!!

  18. Vicki Wurgler says:

    I’d love to win for my son – he listens to country

  19. I’d like to win this because I love listening to music. 🙂

  20. I would like to win because I listen to music a lot and would create all kinds of playlists as I listen to a little bit of everything as far as music.

    kport207 at gmail dot com

  21. Jennifer Rote says:

    I would create a playlist for Classic Rock. Janis Joplin, Doors,, Steve Miller and so many others.

  22. Selene M. says:

    I like to listen to easy listening music, show tunes, a capella artists, and some familiar classical music.

  23. Danielle D says:

    I would just like to try it out I don’t have any music right now.

  24. I’d like to have all the music in the same space.

  25. D Schmidt says:

    I would love to win because this would be a great gift for my entire family and stop the children constantly asking me to change the radio.

  26. I like different types of music, 70s rock, pop, r&b

  27. Dawn Monroe says:

    We always have music on but its the radio or youtube. Id like to be able to make a list and play it easily.

  28. I’d love to win for my husband! He loves Google music and this would be a terrific surprise for him!

  29. I would love to give this try. I currently use two internet music services, but because I use the free versions there are limitations.

  30. Deborah G says:

    I’d love this since the radio in our truck is broken and with this I can listen to country in the car!

  31. I love country!

  32. Robin Abrams says:

    I would love to win this so I could listen to music on my tablet at work

  33. Andrea Darst says:

    Few things make me happier than listening to music – I love so many different genres!

  34. Tabathia says:

    I would like to win because my kids like listening to different music and they all have different taste and it can be expensive so this would be great for them

  35. Sarah L says:

    I’d give this to my sister who loves music so much.
    Thanks for the contest.

  36. Claudia says:

    I would love to win because I love love to listen to music , thank you!

  37. Tabitha says:

    i’d love this b/c ,y daughter is a music feen!

  38. Danielle Marie says:

    i would create a big band list or a country list. my favorites.

  39. Jennifer Tilson says:

    I’d love to create a playlist of different artists and songs that make me want to move, for using when I’m working out.

  40. Jamie Brigham says:

    I am a music fanatic, I love all genres and I would love to have this to listen to music.

  41. This would be fantastic for downloading music to my phone for road trips! (I have the handy thing that lets me plug phone right into my car’s stereo speakers.)

  42. Melanie Montgomery says:

    I listen to a lot of od schoola nd indie music.

  43. Carolyn Daley says:

    I would create a playlist with Classic Rock and Pop music.

  44. Stephanie Larison says:

    I would create a playlist with a mix of country music and pop. I’m really into Chris Young and Bruno Mars right now.

  45. I would create a playlist for pop music.

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