Google Music is a popular music streaming service from Google announced back in 2011 and allows you to stream music to desktop browsers, Android phones and tablets. The service is available free and you can upload songs to your account and stream them across different devices. You can uplaod a maximum of 20000 songs to your account and also buy songs from the store. Google Music app is available for Android and it comes with integration with Android platform. Google Music does not feature an official app for Windows 8, but you can try out gMusic. gMusic for Windows 8 is worth a try because, Windows 8 is available for tablets and you can stream songs on to your device on the move.
gMusic is a Windows 8 client for Google Play Music. It offers not only streaming songs and albums from cloud storage, but also playlist editing and songs rating. You need to have a Google Play Music account to use this application. gMusic allows you to rate songs and also search any tracks from the integrated Charms bar search.
The app also features a snap view, you can work on other apps while using the app in snap view.
- Stream songs from Google Play Music
- Creating/Deleting/Editing playlists
- Rate songs (5 stars rate system)
- Background songs streaming (screen can be turned off)
- Search songs from Windows Search Charm
- Multimedia keys support
- Application updates play count statistic to cloud
gMusic is a free application, but it contains advertisements, which can be removed by in-app purchases. If you are a Google Music user, then this app is worth a try.