Jul 29 AT 9:24 AM Nick Gray 106 Comments

Google Music Beta throws doors wide open… kinda

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If you’re fortunate enough to have access to Google Music Beta, you can now share the wealth with your friends. But before you start sending out emails to all your friends, we’d like to warn you; Google’s only allotting two invitations per account. So, choose wisely.  Many of us here at Android and Me have been using Google Music Beta since it was unveiled at I/O a few months back.  The service works amazingly well, though it does take quite some time to get things up and running.

If you’re among those who don’t already have access to the service, you might want to hit up your friends on Twitter, Google+ or Facebook to see if anyone’s kind enough to throw an invitation your way.  If you don’t have any friends, but have a few bucks to spare, you might find an invitation or two floating around on eBay or Craigslist.  If you do get an invitation, be sure to let us know what you think of the service. And don’t forget to download the official Google Music Beta app for your phone or tablet.

 

NOTE: If you currently have a Google Music Beta account, you should see that invitation link in the orange bar (right below the Music Beta logo) when you log into your account through a web browser.

Source: Engadget

Nick is a tech enthusiast who has a soft spot for HTC and its devices. He started HTCsource.com (the first HTC blog) back in 2007 and later joined the Android and Me family in the summer of 2010.

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  • Todd

    So… They didn’t really “throw the doors wide open”, then? I’d say throwing em wide open would mean it’s open for people to just sign up, right?

    • http://htcsource.com Nick Gray

      I’m gonna blame Jess for the title, but I guess it’s my fault too for submitting an article with a boring title. They doors are open, but only if you know someone who deems you worthy of one of their two invitations.

      • chris

        it does say “kinda” so its not really misleading.

  • Kevin

    yeah.. a tad misleading with that title

  • Brian

    So its really like “Google cracks door open”

    Had me all excited.

  • BiGMERF

    If anyone needs an invite let me know.. I got you :).. Only for my Android and me Family

    • Kevin

      yessss i would love one!

      kevinjteng@gmail.com

      i’ll love you forever

      • BiGMERF

        sent.. seems like they only limit you to 2 now.. I already sent like 10 to people earlier but now it says 2 left. hmmmmm.

    • kevinjteng

      i love you forever!

    • Adriano Pery
    • iam tuggle

      would love an invite. thanks

    • justin

      please! i love androidandme
      jdgman@gmail.com

  • http://htcsource.com Nick Gray

    Does anyone know if the newly invited users can send out invitations as well? Since I can’t access Google Music from work I have not been able to send out any invitations.

  • http://technicquill.com Jess Blanchard

    Dur. I can’t read. I thought the original title said “unlimited” invites, but it said “opens up limited.” And then I forgot to go back and change it after I got to the bit about 2 per account. I haven’t had my coffee yet, okay? :P

    • http://htcsource.com Nick Gray

      I’ll let it slide this time, but you better shape things up! I’ll be watching you!

  • Brian

    How do you send out an invite? I can’t find anywhere in my Google Music to send an invite.

    • http://htcsource.com Nick Gray

      I just logged into google Music Beta from the G2′s browser. The invitation notice is located on the orange bar across the top, right under the Music Beta logo.

  • Corey

    I have Google Music but don’t see how to send an invite to a friend. Where is the invite button?

  • ParrishR

    So how to you send a invite. I can;t find it in Google Music.

    • BiGMERF

      upper left hand corner…

  • http://www.mlswanson.com SparkyXI

    Hooooray for Google Music Beta. I don’t know what I’d do everyday without it.

  • Ben

    Yeah from the title, I thought I was about to read about Google allowing unlimited music storage and not deleting them while also allowing multiple invites. You sucked me in again Androidandme! :-)

  • http://twitter.com/MetalMessiah78 MetalMessiah78

    I’ve had Music Beta since the beginning (by changing the build.prop on one of my phone to that of the Motorola Xoom) and I don’t have the option to send out any invites. Anyone else who can’t send out invites?

    • Brian

      I can’t.

    • Corey

      Me either!

    • Ryan Kim

      Me neither. Perhaps google didn’t want everyone to be able to invite?

      • Ryan Kim

        wait, I can invite now

    • BiGMERF

      May be they are staggering the invites? Trying to avoid a big BOOM! I know at like 5am i was able to send unlimited invites, sent like 10. But when I just looked it says I have 2 remaining

    • thered

      Me either. I’ve had Google Music since almost the beginning, but I cannot invite anyone yet.

  • XEOD

    No invite option for me. Thanks BigMERF you used them all ;-) JK

    • BiGMERF

      LMAO!!! Sorry guys… If I would have know I would have came here and started randomly inviting people. But I took care of my Family members first.

  • brizuler

    Still no invitation option for me

  • http://wodge.tumblr.com Wodge

    could Wodge get an invite?

    wodge.wombateer@gmail.com

    A 1000 beers/cakes/go karts to you :D

    • http://htcsource.com Nick Gray

      I would, but I’ve already sent out my two invites. Anyone else have an invite to spare? He’s promising beer!

    • BiGMERF

      Just saw your request and you got my last invite.. Congrats. Wheres my BEER!!

  • BiGMERF

    I have one invite, thinking of throwing it on EBAY.. LMAO !

    • BiGMERF

      Plese delete this.. I jut gave it to wodge

    • http://htcsource.com Nick Gray

      Lol. Looks like someone else was thinking along the same lines. There are 4-5 invited for Google Music posted on eBay already. http://shop.ebay.com/i.html?_trkparms=65%253A12%257C66%253A2%257C39%253A1%257C72%253A5049&rt=nc&_nkw=google%20music&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14.l1513&_pgn=1

      • BiGMERF

        Wow… I was thinking bout .. Especially when I remember google voice invites use to go for 5 – 10 bucks.. Lol. I believe in Karma, so I share.

        • http://htcsource.com Nick Gray

          I remember selling invites to Joost way back in the day. Every account would get 10 invites. I invited myself and created multiple accounts. Probably sold over 100 invitations on eBay for around $5 each. It was crazy just trying to keep up with all the sales.

  • Jon

    So… I’m not seeing the link to let me invite people… Are they rolling this out in stages?

  • domi1k

    Still USA only?

  • Edgar Cervantes

    Because Android and Me loves you, Alberto and I have decided to ditch our blood relatives and friends and give our invites away to our loyal readers. “I want to play a game,” lol.

    Here is how this is going down. We are going to give away invites to the first two people that reply to this comment, and then randomly choose another two from the rest of the replies later on. Simply give us your Gmail address. If you do not want to write it down, make sure that the appropriate email address is linked to the comment (type it in the email section), and only we will be able to see it.

    Comment away, guys! Also, it is not a requirement, but this post seems to be getting some good Reddit love! Can you guys support Nick and vote the article up on Reddit?

    • Edgar Cervantes

      Thank you, BetterWithRoot! Also, The two first invites are gone to the two users below. Just to avoid confusion, though, could the rest make your comment a direct reply to my comment?

    • Tom

      Do you want to invite me?
      tom.provoo@gmail.com

      With Love from Holland :D

  • http://keridel.blogspot.com keridel

    Yeah the title is slightly misleading

    A: you only get 2 invites and

    B: ITS STILL ONLY IN AMERICA!

    what is it with google? Why can’t they just do this as a wworldwide event?

    • John D

      if you dont like it, you can get out

      • http://keridel.blogspot.com keridel

        Get out of what? This is the WORLD wide web my friend. We are.one big global community.

        • drone3

          just use “hide my ass” to sign up, wait 1 week for invite, then you’ll be in the US boat.

    • Nick

      That may sound simple enough, but just imagine the huge server load required to make Google Music run smoothly. Handing out nearly 20 GB of online storage to the entire world is nearly an impossible feat…. even for Google.

      • http://keridel.blogspot.com keridel

        With all due respect it isn’t a feat at all. I have that on drop box. And icrap manage it. And Im a reseller for web space and I sell unlimited packages so its easy to do.

        I thought it was because of lincencing but it cant be because google didn’t bother to get licences

        • muadhnate

          Google plus grew beyond their expectations. 20 million users signed up and growing. So take those 20 million users and give them all 20 gigs of storage on a cloud server. It’s alot. Streaming my music so far has encountered some glitches it would probably be worse if they overloaded themselves.

          Beta is beta for a reason.

  • BiGMERF

    Prmerf@gmail.com.. I forgot to give one to my godson..LOL. He is pissed at me :)

    • BiGMERF

      damm i didnt space the email to avoid spam.. We need an edit feature guys… Please

    • Edgar Cervantes

      Telemarketer voice: “Congratulations! You have won!” lol

    • Edgar Cervantes

      Sent…

  • Martin

    Completely closed for 95 % of the world is not “wide open”.

  • http://facebook.com/andrefromidlewood Andre From Idlewood

    INVITE PLEASE??? I’ll be your best friend!!!

    • Edgar Cervantes

      Got ya!

    • Edgar Cervantes

      Actually, there is no email attached to your comment….

      • reboot

        Not sure if the invite is still available. If not, at least I can continue to stay well informed through A & M.

        Thanks for the hard work you guys put into this site.

        Have a good weekend.

        • Edgar Cervantes

          You got it! Sorry Andre, I tried to wait for you….

        • Edgar Cervantes

          Alright, so we just found out that the whole thing was a confusion. I am not able to see the emails from people that are not commenting on my own articles. That is why I could not see his email. But since we are men of word, we will go ahead and give you one of the invites that were meant to be raffled.

    • Edgar Cervantes

      Sent, Andre. Sorry for the confusion.

  • reboot

    rebootsixsix AT gmail.com (6′s instead of six six).

    • Edgar Cervantes

      sent

      • Edgar Cervantes

        You will get it as soon as Alberto gets to his email.

        • Dave

          Any invites left? Would love one!

  • Colbert

    Can I get an invite please? raz3rek@gmail.com

    • Edgar Cervantes

      You are getting one soon!

  • SliestDragon

    “If you don’t have any friends, but have a few bucks to spare…” Lol. Made me laugh. :)

  • http://bnetty.com Ben Netty

    Hmmm, looks like not everyone has the invite option. Nothing in the orange bar for me…

  • Johnny

    Can someone please send me an invite for the G music account?

    chengche.jc@gmail.com

  • http://www.technogasms.com Sean Riley

    The next two comments from people that have a profile with a pic set up will get an invite.

    If you don’t know how to do that, check Clark’s post below.
    http://androidandme.com/2011/07/news/adding-a-user-picture-to-your-and-me-account-and-other-awesome-things/

  • sylar

    I’d like one but it’s just another time sink for me that I don’t need. Thanks for the slightly misleading title though.

  • Stevein sakaeo

    Mm can I have an invite pretty please!!

    • http://www.technogasms.com Sean Riley

      Sending it now.

  • Jennifer Tyree

    Hey, anyone wanna send me a Google Music invite? Purty please :)
    jentyree08@gmail.com
    Thanks a bunch :)

    • jentyree

      I have an account. And a pic :)

      • http://www.technogasms.com Sean Riley

        All goals met, I’ll get it sent now.

  • Hari Kishan K
  • Ketan

    I dont know if there are any left, but I love your guy’s website and I would really appreciate one!! mehta.ktwentyone@gmail.com (21 instead of twenty one)

  • drone3

    I have had google music for a month and i love it except for one major thing, the music cuts and won’t playback, kind of like a skipping cd, it cant seem to playback without a hitch. i buy my music from amazon and the playback is all smooth through cloud drive, but i much prefer googles ui much prettier and more functional.

    any ideas to what could be preventing smooth playback?

    • http://dylandersen.me/ Dylan Andersen

      I have been having the same problem lately. Seems like a bandwidth issue on their end. Streaming to my devices has been fine. When using Chrome it becomes an issue.

      • drone3

        yeh, that’s what i thought, there’s some kind of bandwidth issue on their end. Anyone else getting this problem?

        i wrote to them, this was the reply -

        “You may experience problems on the Music Beta website if one or more of your Chrome extensions is blocking Flash. To verify if this is the case, try temporarily disabling third party extensions.

        If this doesn’t resolve the problem, check to see if javascript has been disabled. If this is the case, you can re-enable javascript by following the instructions at http://www.google.com/support/chrome/bin/answer.py?answer=114662

  • http://dylandersen.me/ Dylan Andersen

    I’m bummed I haven’t received any invites, and have an I/O account. Oh well.

    • http://htcsource.com Nick Gray

      I keep hearing reports of invitations randomly showing up in user accounts. Just keep checking. A few of our writers didn’t see their invitation show up until late in the day on Friday.

  • Tom

    Can you please send me an invite? :)
    tom.provoo@gmail.com

    Thanks and love from Holland :D

    • Tom

      I already got invited by Google :)

  • muadhnate

    No one seems to be biting on my end. Anyway… I have one music invite and 4 google plus invites.

    hotep17@hotmail.com

    Just send ur email and what you want- first come first served. If you don’t get anything within a day, I’m out of invites.

  • smaximepumpkins

    if anyone has an invitation for me, it would be nice smaximepumpkins&&at&&gmail**dut**com thanks

    • agentdiscount

      You’re invited.

  • dwall
  • Pnoykio

    If anyone could send me an invite it would be much appreciated! :]

    pnoykio@gmail.com

  • ro

    Could someone please send me an invite? I just got the Nexus S and I’m dying to use the music player!

    rohit.sood09@gmail.com

    Thank you so much!

  • Alby

    Could you please invite me?
    soffia.a [at] gmail.com

    Thank you so much!

    • muadhnate

      Done

  • haidar91

    hello, could someone please send me an invitation ? my email is haidcar “@gmail.com”

    thanks in advance

    • Bouix

      Done

  • Javier
  • pcdebb

    i have one invite left. the first person that emails me will get it. my email is my username with geemail.

    I’ve been using the service for a little under a week and saw my two invites immediately. I like the service, I plugged in my tablet to my car and listened to it.

  • amm3r

    plaz sand my invite :)