I recently was in the United States for a while and I figured that while I were there, I would see if I could get Google Music to work on my laptop and phone (I am Canadian, and Google Music is unavailable here sadly). I won’t go into details as to how, but I have it working, and now I think I will give you all my feedback so far.
On a Computer:
To use Google Music to its full potential, there website prompts you to download its PC client, to upload your music. This piece of software is not like iTunes or even Zune Player, in a sense that the only job of the software is to upload your computers music library: The music player itself, is actually all online. Some may either love this or hate it so I will leave that one up to you.
On Android Phones:
Moments after uploading songs to my account on my laptop, I hopped onto my phone to check the Music app to see how I get the phone to sync… to my surprise, upon opening the app I was greeted with a “Sync your Music” screen right away. I followed the onscreen instructions and immediately after, my phone was populated with the various songs it were before missing. I am yet to try this feature in reverse by the way. Overall, on the phone loading speeds were quick and easy, and the offline feature worked as expected; Perfectly.
I love one thing in particular about the Google Music clients, and that is that the moment a new song is added on your computer from anywhere, the PC client knows right away, uploads that song, and within a matter of several seconds is ready to play on your phone. What I love most? No more cables and no more syncing! I really hope Google continues to succeed with Android and Music, and I hope this service is pushed forward to.