In this age of streaming with countless services available, there seems to be a common problem: integrating downloaded music alongside streamed music. For hip-hop fans, it’s especially frustrating. So much of the new music that hip-hop consumers listen to is from free mixtapes, and most mixtapes aren’t available to stream on the numerous streaming services that offer free and premium packages, mostly because mixtapes aren’t usually put out by labels. Syncing music across devices can be difficult, but users on the hip-hop heads sub-Reddit have pointed out that Google Music (aka Google Play Music) arguably offers the best service for fans of hip-hop.
Users have pointed out that Spotify is not only picky with some file types, but the service lacks mixtapes. While it has major label hip-hop releases, syncing downloaded music across devices can be difficult. Google Music, however, allows users to stream unlimited albums like Spotify and syncs your downloaded music across all devices. This means that you can have all of your mixtapes and albums in one place, even when you use multiple computers or devices.
Downloading music to iTunes may still be the easiest way to listen to mixtapes, but switching between Spotify to stream albums and iTunes to listen to mixtapes can be a hassle. Will Google Music, a relatively young streaming service, win over the hip-hop market?
You can try out Google Music with a 30-day free trial now, and it costs $9.99/month after the trial period. Find out more at the official website.