The Google Play Music service increased the number of songs you can upload for free. Previously limited at 20,000 songs, users logging into the site today were greeted with a message notifying them of the new limit – 50,000.
There seems to be no limitations either as Google simply posted the simple message without the usual asterix, and viewing your account settings reflects the new limit. Purchases made from the Google Play store don’t count against your uploaded song limit.
Uploading your music to Google Play Music is easy enough, and can be done through the web site, a Chrome extension, or Google’s desktop Music Manager app. Before Google released their All Access service, I had nearly 19,000 songs uploaded and that was being selective. The new limit is definitely a welcome addition to their standard account users and All Access subscribers alike.
While users can upload songs to other services, they fall short of Google’s latest offer. iTunes Match has a limit of 25,000 songs – but isn’t free. Amazon lets you upload 250 songs for free, paying subscribers see that limit increased to 250,000 – but again, it isn’t free.
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