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#115874 10-Apr-2013 11:21
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From the Google New Zealand blog:


From today, all New Zealanders can now listen to their favourite artists and download all the latest music from Google Play — a digital entertainment destination for Android devices and the web.

Google Play makes it easy for you to buy your favourite songs and albums, and instantly add them to your music library. Our free scan and match music locker also means that you can add up to 20,000 songs from your existing music collection to Google Play instantly, and listen to your music from any computer or Android phone or tablet, even when you’re offline.

On Google Play Music, you can find the latest releases from established New Zealand artists such as Brooke Fraser, Kimbra and Shapeshifter. For those not signed to a record label, we’re also introducing Google Play artist hub for New Zealand — a platform for independent artists to sell their music directly to fans. In the artist hub, artists can create a profile, upload their music files, suggest a retail price, and sell their music on Google Play.




 

 

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  #797035 10-Apr-2013 11:25
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I dont see it on my device :(

Is this part of the updated Play Store? Anyone see the pricing?

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  #797039 10-Apr-2013 11:28
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tchart: I dont see it on my device :(

Is this part of the updated Play Store? Anyone see the pricing?


New Play Store is not required, I cleared data for the Play Store and music appeared in the old Play Store.




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  #797040 10-Apr-2013 11:29
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Seems reasonable (https://play.google.com/store/music)

NZ$2.39 per song

Albums NZ$7-21



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  #797043 10-Apr-2013 11:30
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  #797045 10-Apr-2013 11:34

I'm running Play version 3.10.14 and music has appeared.

Six60 $19.99 seems a not too bad price.

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  #797046 10-Apr-2013 11:34
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A little too late?? Had it been a couple of years ago i would have been excited. However in that time Spotify has taken over my life, the idea of buying music now doesn't appeal. Paying $2.40 for a song, or $15 for an album? you have to be joking, my subscription to Spotify is ~$13 a month and i have a ridiculous amount of music at my fingers.
Each to there own though, im sure there will be more than enough people out there to make this worthwhile.

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  #797060 10-Apr-2013 11:43
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garvani: A little too late?? Had it been a couple of years ago i would have been excited. However in that time Spotify has taken over my life, the idea of buying music now doesn't appeal. Paying $2.40 for a song, or $15 for an album? you have to be joking, my subscription to Spotify is ~$13 a month and i have a ridiculous amount of music at my fingers.


I'm the same - I've paid for Rdio for the last year and $2.40 for a single song just sounds crazy now. In saying that, having more options is always a good thing.

 
 
 
 


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  #797063 10-Apr-2013 11:49
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garvani: A little too late?? Had it been a couple of years ago i would have been excited. However in that time Spotify has taken over my life, the idea of buying music now doesn't appeal. Paying $2.40 for a song, or $15 for an album? you have to be joking, my subscription to Spotify is ~$13 a month and i have a ridiculous amount of music at my fingers.
Each to there own though, im sure there will be more than enough people out there to make this worthwhile.


this.  I see no value in purchasing music anymore when I can access virtually everything ever made for less than the price of one album per month.

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  #797069 10-Apr-2013 11:52
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Google play = 320 kbps music.
What is spotify?


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  #797082 10-Apr-2013 12:03
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Klipspringer: Google play = 320 kbps music.
What is spotify?


Also 320kbps

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  #797083 10-Apr-2013 12:03
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Pretty sure the highest on Spotify is 320kpbs

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  #797106 10-Apr-2013 12:24
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I agree with an above poster. This is too late for me,

I have moved on to streaming with spotify for 13 per month. On my pc, HTC One X and my Sonos system.

If this had been movies I would be interested but no we still get a hobbled crippled service compared with overseas.

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  #797108 10-Apr-2013 12:31
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Now if only we can buy hardware like the Nexus 4 from the NZ Play store




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  #797110 10-Apr-2013 12:32
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Hopefully Movies can come next? I have had a look through, and as with the rest of you, now pay a subscription service which I feel suits me better.

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  #797130 10-Apr-2013 13:10
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What about google play Magazines, Books and Movies?

Australia has all of the above too.

See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Google_Play

Looks like as per usual NZ is getting shafted. But hey its good news that they have launched Music here.

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