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Introduction to Google Music Beta

Posted by Trevor Sullivan on 2011/05/11


The Introductory E-mail

Hello Motorola XOOM user,
We’d like to tell you about some changes to the Music player on your tablet. The latest app update now supports Music Beta, a new service from Google. As a Verizon Motorola XOOM user, you’ve been extended an early invitation to beta test this service.
Music Beta lets you store your personal music collection online and access it instantly without the hassle of wires or syncing.

· Enjoy your music anywhere — listen on any web browser, your Motorola XOOM, or any other device running Android 2.2 or higher.

· Save your favorite albums, artists, and playlists on your smartphone or tablet so you can keep listening even when you’re not connected.

· Create your own custom playlists or build them automatically from a single song.

To get started, click the button below and sign in with your Google ID: yourgoogleaccount@gmail.com

Get Started

Regards,
The Android Team

©2011 Google Inc. 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043

Music Beta is available by invitation only in the U.S. and is free for a limited time. You have received this mandatory email service announcement to update you about important changes to your Android OS.

Installing the Google Music Manager

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If you have two-factor authentication enabled for your Google account, you’ll see this message.

Get an application-specific password here:

https://www.google.com/accounts/IssuedAuthSubTokens#accesscodes

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Once you’re signed in, select your music folder. Note the rendering bug in the wizard UI.

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After I dragged the window around, it redrew itself.

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Do you want it to automatically update your music library with new songs?

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Scanning for music

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Music found, adding to library …

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It’s time to listen!

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Google Music App Settings

Music Selection Screen

This is the screen where you select the music folders you want synced to the web service.

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Advanced Screen

There are some bandwidth and synchronization frequency controls here.

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About Screen

Software version and license information is here.

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Google Music Beta Web Interface

New and recent music pane

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Album view

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Song View

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The Android App

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