Google is unifying its digital media services with Google Play. Google Play combines Google Music, Books, Movies, and Apps into one place. Here are 5 things you need to know about this service (even if you are not an Android user).
- Combining Google Music, Books, Movies and Apps can all be done from play.google.com and then will all be stored in the cloud. Your web and mobile devices stay synced, which is great.
- The site is already live online and is quickly coming to Android phones. There will be four app updates within the next few days, so Android users get ready.
- Google Music, which is now becoming Play Music, already allows users to store up to 20,000 songs, no matter if you’ve already purchased and uploaded them. Movies are another story, as the Play Movies app only acts as a movie rental service and does not allow you to upload your own movies.
- Any Google user can use these Play services! Though Android users will benefit the most, if you have a Gmail account you can still take advantage of the cloud-based content management service.
- Google Play’s cloud-based nature will not kill your data plan. Books, movies and music are all able to be accessed “offline.”
For more information, check out this great article: http://howto.cnet.com/8301-11310_39-57391700-285/five-things-you-may-not-know-about-google-play/