Google quietly announced the launch of its new music matching feature on the company’s Google+ page for users in the U.S.
When Google launched its streaming music service in May last year, users had to go through the tedious process of uploading their entire music collection.
The new music matching feature will allow users to match up to 20,000 songs from their music collection to Google Play.
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Our new music matching feature gets your songs into your online music library on Google Play much faster. We’ll scan your collection and quickly rebuild it in the cloud – all for free. And we’ll stream your music back to you at up to 320 kbps.
Google had released the feature to users in Europe last month. Unlike iTunes Match where Apple charges an annual fee of $25 per year, Google’s music matching feature will be available to users for free.
Unfortunately, iOS device users can access Google Music only via a web app as the search giant is yet to release a native app in the App Store for it.