Google Music Manager
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Official Google Music upload tool; store 20,000 songs for free.   Free
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Google Music Manager lets you add songs from your computer to the Google Music service (also known as Google Play, or play.google.com).

The software resides in your Mac's menu bar and in System Preferences.
What's New
Version 1.0.104.6528: Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.
Requirements
Intel/PPC, OS X 10.5 or later



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Hal2007 commented on 07 Apr 2014
This tool is not needed any more when using Chrome and having switched on the upload option in the web interface of Google Play Music. Chrome itself is then taking care of uploading your music from the given sources, and syncing your playlists from iTunes to Google Play Music. Worked so far for me.
[Version 1.0.104.6528]


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Ashes2Ashes reviewed on 07 Apr 2014
Very easy to use and offers more options for free than iTunes Match... but both the desktop and phone app could use a bit more customizability.
[Version 1.0.104.6528]


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Thecause reviewed on 05 Sep 2012
Google's Music Manager version 1.0 on Mac OS 10.5.8 fails to connect to the Google Music Service with an error message of "Couldn't connect to Google play. Check your Internet connection and try again."

It looks like it is related to bad certificates as the same problem happened on the Google Music Manager ( http://support.google.com/googleplay/bin/static.py?hl=en&page=known_issues.cs&ki_topic=1335215 ), but I am not sure how to fix the problem on Mac OS 10.5.8.
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Jazzyguy reviewed on 24 Jul 2012
It is free but it takes a long time to upload your music to it. I'm not convinced that this is worth the effort as it is running all the time. I see it puts itself in to your System Preferences/Login items without your express permission. This is not right.
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Misha replied on 24 Jul 2012
You can specify it to only run when you explicitly say so.
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Jazzyguy replied on 24 Jul 2012
I understand...I didn't know that ,Thanks!
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Mac5 commented on 23 Jul 2012
Only available in United States.. so I'm informed.
Gosh, how the world has shrunk down to one country since I last downloaded software from the net..
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blahblahblah12345 replied on 26 Jul 2012
Actually, you can sign up for Google music outside of the US, using a free VPN tool like TunnelBear (because Google only checks if you have a US IP address once, on sign up). Here's some handy steps to do it: http://www.vikitech.com/7881/sign-up-google-music-outside-united-states
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Michael-Vilain replied on 10 Sep 2012
We have the same problem watching BBC shows like SHERLOCK and DOCTOR WHO and BEING HUMAN that are shown first in the UK. Here's a towel to cry on.
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Fightingcat replied on 17 Nov 2012
I try it yesterday in Germany without any problem. It works fantastic and it's free. For iTunes Match I payed last year 25 Euros and it does near the same. The only bonus on iTunes Match is, that it sync existing music from the store with my own library to safe a lot of time and traffic AND I can download a good copy of old MP3 downloads in a better quality. For the last point iTunes Match is very great, but for the future I think I will using more the service from google to safe money. And the big bonus of Googles Play is, that I can listen or download my music around the world over a browser.
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Heathen reviewed on 23 Jul 2012
Yes it's free, but if it doesn't do what it's advertised to do, then it's still no good. Will not read a single playlist that I have created, and it will not even recognize all of my songs (only about 90% of them) to upload. Great potential, but falls flat.
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Misha replied on 24 Jul 2012
Playlist created.. where/with what?
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Xente reviewed on 21 Jul 2012
The Google Music service is probably one of the coolest things that I've discovered so far. I can have my music anywhere I go as long as I have an internet connection--which helps a lot because I boot Linux from a usb on multiple computers while at school. The app itself is helpful. It sits in the menu bar and doesn't interfere with your work-flow and it's very easy to set up. The fact that it uploads new songs as you add them to iTunes is a big plus. My only complaint with the app/service is that it hiccups sometimes. It skips some songs, it marks songs as a "permanent failure on the server", and it can be extremely slow. But since it's free, I can look past all of this.
[Version 1.0.35.1577]


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Mountabe reviewed on 20 May 2012
steaming streaming streaming. yaya
[Version 1.0.35.1577]


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zsoltt commented on 18 Apr 2012
There is an app for the Mac for actually playing your songs without a web browser, for those interested: http://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/42651/g-ear . This G-Ear combined with Google Music Manager does constitute a good overall experience!
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JCH2 replied on 14 May 2012
Thank you for that. I'll check it out, though from the Google media apps for Android, I'm initially doubtful.
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JCH2 commented on 25 Mar 2012
More word play by another corporation. This isn't even close to "manager"; it's "sync" to a so-called "cloud" and that's all. It's major advantage is storage... but it doesn't really let you "manage" anything.
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Mrtomato had trouble on 16 Feb 2014
This is to do with MU Desktop. Yesterday, I received the 1.0.71.8015 update (even though I've been using MU for several months?) and today, 1.0.91.1050 shows up.
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Ededed rated on 21 Apr 2014

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Edeerly rated on 07 Apr 2014

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deputat rated on 26 Oct 2013

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neekster rated on 09 Apr 2013

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Racer05 rated on 02 Jan 2013

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Egami rated on 17 Nov 2012

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Cpoetter rated on 17 Nov 2012

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hairboy rated on 29 Mar 2012

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DonkeyKong rated on 25 Mar 2012

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macrex18 rated on 13 Mar 2012

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License:Free
Date:06 Apr 2014
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
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Google Music Manager lets you add songs from your computer to the Google Music service (also known as Google Play, or play.google.com).

The software resides in your Mac's menu bar and in System Preferences.


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