Google has added a new innovative service called “scan and match” to its Google Music in USA. The service was first announced in Europe last month and lets users to store copies of their songs online for free.
The service drastically reduces uploading time for those who want to save their music libraries online. By this service, Google also scans a user’s computer and gives them online access to the songs it finds, as long as they match the songs on its servers. Otherwise, it will upload songs to a user’s online locker. The service currently allows users to store up to 20,000 songs for free.
The other competitors of Google Play like Apple’s iTunes and Amazon’s Cloud Player offer similar services but unlike Google’s scan and match, they all are paid services. While Apple charges $25 for a year for the storage of 25,000 songs, Amazon takes $25 a year for 250,000 songs (free for just 250 songs).