May 18 AT 3:27 PM Edgar Cervantes 12 Comments

Google Music starts sending out invites, do you have yours yet?

Music Beta by Google was one of the most important announcements at Google I/O, and we have all been waiting impatiently to get our taste of Google’s new toy. The same morning that this long awaited service was unveiled, its official site went up, allowing everyone to request an invitation to be part of Google Music’s beta testing. Well, it seems that the time has come, and many of those that requested invites, have been receiving them today (Not me… Yet).

Music beta may be Google’s main attraction for now, being its new toy, but we tend to forget that it is still in beta. In fact, the service started having its first issues yesterday. Google Music showed its imperfections for a 3-4 hour period, when new invitees were unable to access the Google Music Manager (uploading tool). New users started reporting that the music manager would ask them to log in repeatedly, despite the fact that they already were. Also, Music Beta’s site started displaying the following message: “Your computer or network may be sending automated queries.To protect our users, we can’t process your request right now.” We have to remember that we are signing up for a beta product, so we should expect some issues, but Google will be working hard to fix them. Aside from these issues, users seem to be very satisfied, and it is definitely exciting that Google is allowing us to check it out.

Though Amazon beat Google and Apple on releasing a cloud music player, all of us (Android enthusiasts) have been waiting for Google Music to show up. The Amazon Cloud Player is not bad at all, but it is a given that Google Music should simply work better, and be more integrated with the Android platform. The uploading process is very slow with Amazon, and it seems like Google has done a better job at this. Music Beta accomplishes this by giving you a piece of software that will upload your 20,000 songs to Google’s servers more seamlessly, as opposed to Amazon, which requires you to do it through your web browser (at a very slow rate).

Have you guys gotten some love from Google yet? If you have received the invite, please let us know how Google Music is working for you! If not, sit tight and wait with me, hopefully we will get it soon. Also, check out Chris’ introduction video about Music Beta for a good look at what Google has in store for us.

Via: Android Central

Hello, I am Edgar Cervantes. I am an avid Android fan, and keeping myself updated on the topic is part of my daily life. I will always work hard to give the best of me to our community of Android enthusiasts, and I am very honored to be part of this ship. Hopefully we can all enjoy sharing our knowledge and opinions!

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  • http://Website m

    haven’t got it yet, i’m in germany, but used a vpn to request the invite. any idea if that should work, or do i have to stay logged into the vpn a bit more?

  • KHiD1987

    If im not mistaking, i already have Google Music from a update that came about two weeks ago right?

  • http://dolphinfree.net Tenkely

    @KHiD1987
    I’m seeing this from a bunch of people… There are two parts to the Google Music update:
    1. The app has received an update that refreshes/improves the UI and puts the pieces in place for the second part.
    2. Google is sending out invites to their beta, where you can upload your files to Google account, have them stored in the cloud, then access them from your phone (via the updated app), or the Google Music webpage. So you do not need to manually transfer music to you phone/tablet.

    See the video here for more info: http://music.google.com/about/

  • http://Website Batfan

    Yep. Got my invite yesterday :) It’s awesome

  • BiGMERF

    nope nothing for me yet.. I thought for sure i would , being that i have a nexus s and a xoom. SMH

    • http://Website ian

      I hear ya, nexus s/nexus one (I swap use) and a xoom and I’m still waiting. Sloop frustrating.

  • http://Website Kelly

    Yup! Got it yesterday :) amazingness!

  • http://Website Hans

    Nope, nothing yet. :( I hope I get in.

  • http://Website @neidlinger

    Got mine last night .

  • http://Website Joe

    I got mine 2 days ago but had trouble downloading the music manager using chrome beta. I ended up having to use IE….. Anyone else having this issue?

  • http://Website morris

    I totally thought it was Garth from Wayne’s World when i started the Video.

  • http://Website lukas

    can please some one invite????
    my mail lukasorellana@gmail.com