Google Play Music (or simply put Google Music) just added ‘Scan and Match’ feature to its U.S.-based users. The iTunes Match-like scan-and-match feature was avilable to European users since last month.
Until now, U.S. users had to upload all of their music to the service, which could obviously take a while. Starting today, Google can just scan your music collection and rebuilt it on Google Music without the need to transfer gigabytes of data.
“Our new music matching feature gets your songs into your online music library on Google Play much faster. We’ll scan your collection and quickly rebuild it in the cloud – all for free. And we’ll stream your music back to you at up to 320 kbps,” Google wrote in a G+ post.
Unlike Apple and Amazon, which charges about $25 per year for their respective services, Google offers this service for free and let usera add up to 20,000 songs from their music collection to Google Play and stream it to Android devices and desktop computer, anywhere.