It looks like Google’s cloud music service is finally becoming official, with a webpage that just went up seconds ago. Rumors started flaring up just days ago that Google was actually going through with their own cloud-based music streaming service, which looks to be called Google Music Beta. Reports indicate that the service will offer storage for up to 20,000 songs free, which is way more than the 1,000 songs Amazon offers. As of right now the service will be by invite-only, which will include participants at Google I/O and Motorola XOOM owners. If you aren’t included in either of those categories, you’ll just have to sign up and hope for the best. Unfortunately, the invite page doesn’t lead anywhere at the moment, so we’ll probably need to wait for the official announcement.
It also looks like the service still hasn’t been approved by record labels, which is the same boat that Amazon is in as well. For now we’re just happy to see this finally happening, but Google will probably need to get things figured out soon so they don’t have another lawsuit on their hands.
[via NY Times]