As anticipated, Google unveiled their music service today at their I/O conference, Music Beta. The emphasis is on the “beta” right now as Google clearly isn’t launching the full service they had wanted to — you can thank the music labels for that. So how is it? What does it look like?
We’ve been granted early access to the service and have done a quick walkthrough. Below, find some screenshots of how it will work. As Google notes:
- Welcome to Music Beta, a new service from Google that lets you store your personal collection online and access it instantly without the hassle of wires or syncing.
- Enjoy your music anywhere — listen on any web browser or your smartphone or tablet running Android 2.2 or higher.
- Save your favorite albums, artists, and playlists on your device so you can keep listening even when you’re not connected.
- Create your own custom playlists or build them automatically from a single song.