Google Play Music Storage and Streaming Service

Google Play Music Storage and Streaming Service
Complimentary service received. All opinions are my own.

Years ago, music was all about your digital library. I remember my oldest telling me how many songs she had in her iPod with a big grin.

I, for one, never joined those ranks. I have my favorite singers or bands, but the repetition of the same songs over and again bores me.

I just tuned in to my local radio station when I wanted to listen to music.

I’ve always enjoyed the radio, but there are good times and bad with that. Hopping stations to find a song you want to listen to can be distracting while driving and frustrating when everyone is on a station break or playing the same exact song.

Then streaming services came about and I thought… perfection. But which one?

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Over the past year or two I’ve made the rounds with several services and none of them impressed me enough to go with the paid service. When Google Play’s Music Service asked me to try them out I had hoped it was the answer to my search.

The Google Play music paid subscription allows you to enjoy unlimited music in an ad-free environment with more than 30 million songs to choose from, along with music videos and curated music stations customized for your moment, mood or activity.

You can access Google Play Music from any computer or mobile device at any time.

With Google Play Music’s cloud based service, you could previously store up to 20,000 of your own songs for free. You can now store up to 50,000 songs in your music library in their cloud. These songs can be accessed via stream or you can download them to your (iOS, Android) phone, tablet, computer and Chromecast. Amazing right?

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I love sifting through the “stations” to find new music to love and “old” music I already love.

My oldest were able to find obscure music videos from their tween years, my husband was able to find favorites like Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believing” and I was able to find my favorites from today’s billboards.

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When I find something that I know I’d love to hear again, I give it a thumbs up and I also add it to my playlist. I especially enjoy my playlist on cleaning days when I will open it up, put it on shuffle and start cleaning.

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I also love that Google Play Music has top artists that some other streaming services do not. My daughter is 8 and is a Taylor Swift fanatic. In the search box we typed Taylor Swift and up popped her top requested songs.

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When I click on “see all”… I literally see them all. I have a made little “tween” playlist for my kids filled with their favorite artists and songs. They love it when I “tune in” for them in the car because now they can hear only the songs they like and love.

My daughter loves to control the music in the car through my phone. Google Play Music is simple enough to navigate that even my 8 year old can find what she’s looking for without help. She can watch the video in back while the entire care listens to the music through bluetooth.

We’ve been using the service for over a month now and I can say without a doubt this is the first service I’ve used that I would be willing to pay for. For $9.99 a month I can listen to what I want, when I want, no commercials and can even store 50,000 of my own songs in the cloud for access anywhere… more than worth it!


Learn more about Google Play Music:

download for Android or iOS


ONE OurKidsMom reader is going to win a code for 1 year of service on Google Play Music RV $120!



This giveaway ends at 11:59 PM EST on May 3, 2015


  1. Sandy Cain says

    I learned that you can listen to the music ANYWHERE, even when you’re offline. This is amazing to me!

  2. Laura G says

    I like being able to listen to music anywhere, anytime and the unlock YouTube Music Key feature is nice

  3. oh would love some free music 🙂

  4. Holly Thomas says

    I like that it constantly updates.

  5. Kristen says

    I like that it’s reasonably priced..and I’d think rather worth it to not have to listen to all the obnoxious radio ads.

  6. Leigh Anne Borders says

    I like that you can skip as much as you want and design your own stations.

  7. I love you can listen anywhere this would be wonderful to win.

  8. D Schmidt says

    Visited and learned you can Design your own radio station based on what you want to hear, and skip as many tracks as you like. Just choose your favorite artist, album, song or genre to create a radio station that constantly updates itself with more music you’ll love.

  9. Sarah L says

    I like the Radio Without Rules
    Thanks for the contest.

  10. sherry blamer says

    I like being able to create your own radio station so you only listen to what you want. I also love that I can listen from my phone.

  11. Michelle Plummer says

    I like that you can listen anywhere even without internet, I am often at cheer comps with no internet!

  12. Jennifer Tilson says

    I learned that you can listen on any of your devices and add in your music from iTunes.

  13. Melissa M says

    I like that you can listen anywhere.

  14. Jennifer Tilson says

    I entered the Smartphone Pocket/ $50 Visa giftcard giveaway.

  15. Jennifer Tilson says

    I entered the Longest Ride giveaway.

  16. Heather D says

    I’ve purchased some movies from Google Play. I like knowing I can play my files on many devices. I wasn’t aware of the “Radio Without Rules”. I’ll have to look into that since I could imagine using it.

  17. Melissa S says

    I like that you get the youtube music key with your subscription and can watch youtube videos ad free.

  18. courtney b says

    I learned you can actually bring your you tube music over to google play !:) soo cool.

    thank you !!!!!!

  19. Tabathia B says

    I like that you can access music instantly from any device

  20. Birdiebee says

    I learned that you can add your iTunes® library to Google Play for free, bringing all of your songs and playlists with you.

  21. Tabathia B says
  22. I’ve been using the free version of Google Play Music for a long time. I like that I can add my iTunes library to Google Play for free.

  23. Kristen says

    entered Magic Chef & Apex

  24. Francine Anchondo says

    I like that you can can access music instantly from any device

  25. Denise Anderson says

    I was under the impression that this service was only available online and I am thrilled its not!! I love music!!

  26. Melissa Teears says

    I like that I can transfer all of my iTunes music over for free

  27. Jennifer Tilson says

    I entered the Wal-Mart $25 gift card to stock up and save on P&G products giveaway.

  28. Jennifer Tilson says

    I entered the Spring Tulip Bouqueta, $50 Visa Gift Card, and Farm Rich giveaway.

  29. Tara L says

    I love that you can design your own radio station rith the music you like and you can skip songs you don’t want to listen to.

  30. Lisa Kubin says

    I recently switched from the iphone to an Android and now I have the google play for the apps and music and I have yet to learn how to use it. This was a nice look at how it works.

  31. Leela says

    You can design your own radio station based on what you want to hear, and skip as many tracks as you like.

  32. Leela says

    I entered the Magic Chef giveaway.

  33. Angela W says

    I like that you can design and create your own stations and skip whenever you want.

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