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[quote][color=#545659]Entertainment is supposed to be fun. But in reality, getting everything to work can be the exact opposite
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MarketPlace made more sense :/
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Sounds interesting. Will be fun to play with once it is live. I really like the fact that you will be able to upload up to 20,000 of your own songs to the cloud for free. I'm thinking that my collection is just a little short of that right now.
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Still 'Go get it on the Apple AppStore' rolls of the tongue better than 'Go get it on Android Play'. Does seam confusing if you ask me.

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[quote name='Rudy' timestamp='1331061924' post='594709334']
MarketPlace made more sense :/
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I disagree, especially after visiting Google Play. This includes streaming and syncing one's own music. The term 'marketplace' indicates a place to purchase goods only.

The Google Play website helped me understand why they chose this branding. There is a link labelled "play with," and one can select from a choice of music, movies, apps, games, or books. I would say that the terms 'play' or 'play with' cover everything Google Play accounts for, whereas 'marketplace' doesn't.

By the way, I absolutely love the design of Google Play.
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Question I have pondering in my head is:
Will the average Joe know that Market has switched to Google Play?
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[quote name='Callum' timestamp='1331062279' post='594709364']

I disagree, especially after visiting Google Play. This includes streaming and syncing one's own music. The term 'marketplace' indicates a place to purchase goods only.

The Google Play website helped me understand why they chose this branding. There is a link labelled "play with," and one can select from a choice of music, movies, apps, games, or books. I would say that the terms 'play' or 'play with' cover everything Google Play accounts for, whereas 'marketplace' doesn't.

By the way, I absolutely love the design of Google Play.
[/quote]It works for music, games etc but not so much for apps
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not liking the new yellow music icon.

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thing is marketplace sounds more professional though. a place to get apps from...

google play sounds like music,movies, and games... some people might be confused and wonder where to get thier apps again... they look for marketplace and it's gone and they give up and go to windows phone 7 and we all cry over cake.

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[quote name='Rudy' timestamp='1331062329' post='594709374']
It works for music, games etc but not so much for apps
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Maybe :) I think 'play with' works better for apps than 'play', but one could argue that running an app is "playing" it. Most of us don't associate that word with running an app, but it could be why Google thought it would be okay.

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[quote name='JTaylor69' timestamp='1331062309' post='594709370']
Question I have pondering in my head is:
Will the average Joe know that Market has switched to Google Play?
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I'm sure that Google will send massive waves of e-mails out to everyone with a Google account just as they have with their recent privacy policy changes.

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The "Explore what

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Lets see how long it takes to roll out music sales, or even just storage, to Europe.

I bet it's as glacially slow as that damn Zune stuff.

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the music streaming has been around for >year with google music.. that thing that everyone bashes...

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[quote name='roadwarrior' timestamp='1331062174' post='594709356']
I really like the fact that you will be able to upload up to 20,000 of your own songs to the cloud for free. I'm thinking that my collection is just a little short of that right now.
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I know right. Finally we can put our music up in the cloud for free and stream it to our Android devices.

Oh, wait, that has been around since last May. Never mind.
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[quote name='UndergroundWire' timestamp='1331063889' post='594709516']
I know right. Finally we can put our music up in the cloud for free and stream it to our Android devices.

Oh, wait, that has been around since last May. Never mind.
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I see that now, but this is the first I've ever heard about it. They certainly haven't promoted it very much it seems (probably because it was only opened to the general public in November).

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[quote name='roadwarrior' timestamp='1331064447' post='594709558']
I see that now, but this is the first I've ever heard about it. They certainly haven't promoted it very much it seems (probably because it was only opened to the general public in November).
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Same, It's still not available for the UK market either.

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[quote name='roadwarrior' timestamp='1331064447' post='594709558']
I see that now, but this is the first I've ever heard about it. They certainly haven't promoted it very much it seems (probably because it was only opened to the general public in November).
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Sorry that you didn't hear about it till now. But what I don't understand is how you missed it. Sure I read it on better sites than NeoWin but I also saw it posted on this site as well. It was on the main page so either you glanced over it or you don't read tech news often.

Anyway, you are heard about it now so have fun with your cloud music.

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News now on front page
[url="http://www.neowin.net/news/goodbye-android-market-and-hello-google-play"]http://www.neowin.net/news/goodbye-android-market-and-hello-google-play[/url]

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[quote name='UndergroundWire' timestamp='1331070309' post='594709916']
Sorry that you didn't hear about it till now. But what I don't understand is how you missed it. Sure I read it on better sites than NeoWin but I also saw it posted on this site as well. It was on the main page so either you glanced over it or you don't read tech news often.

Anyway, you are heard about it now so have fun with your cloud music.
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I read Neowin pretty much daily, but even so, it is easily possible to miss a story, especially on a busy news day. Some things are gone from the front page in a matter of hours when there is a lot of stuff going on. And one of the links I saw about it says it was first announced on May 10th of last year. If that is the case, it was the day before my birthday, so I probably wasn't paying a lot of attention to tech news that day or the next.

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[quote name='roadwarrior' timestamp='1331072246' post='594709996']
I read Neowin pretty much daily, but even so, it is easily possible to miss a story, especially on a busy news day. Some things are gone from the front page in a matter of hours when there is a lot of stuff going on. And one of the links I saw about it says it was first announced on May 10th of last year. If that is the case, it was the day before my birthday, so I probably wasn't paying a lot of attention to tech news that day or the next.
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Yes it was announced on Google I/O last year and made available as a beta signup. I got my invite in less than 24 hours on three Gmail accounts. I've been using it ever since.

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[quote name='JTaylor69' timestamp='1331070084' post='594709908']
Same, It's still not available for the UK market either.
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Then I'm guessing that I am still screwed in South Korea as well.

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[quote name='curme' timestamp='1331095812' post='594710708']
Then I'm guessing that I am still screwed in South Korea as well.
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Music is only available in the US a the moment!

P.S Happy Birthday - hope you have a good day!

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[quote name='JTaylor69' timestamp='1331167931' post='594713528']
Music is only available in the US a the moment!

P.S Happy Birthday - hope you have a good day!
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Not exactly. You should be able to access it outside of the US, you just can't buy music without a US credit card. You're still free to upload your own music.

You might also have to manually install the Music .apk as it is region-blocked in the [s]Market[/s] [i]Play Store[/i] ( :rolleyes:)

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[quote name='Another Canuck' timestamp='1331182186' post='594713764']
Not exactly. You should be able to access it outside of the US, you just can't buy music without a US credit card. You're still free to upload your own music.

You might also have to manually install the Music .apk as it is region-blocked in the [s]Market[/s] [i]Play Store[/i] ( :rolleyes:)
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Not without elaborate proxies. Before Google Play it was just a blank page with a generic, "Google Music is not currently available in your region".
No upload, no browse, no purchase, not even a logo.

At least now we have a logo, and a slightly more concrete message, "We're sorry. The Google Play music player is currently only available in the United States."

I previously installed the APK via App Brain as the app wasn't available for me in the Marketplace. Even then it was just a music player. Any upload features resulted in the same old, "not available" message.

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That's nice how Google is now forcing Android users to have fun. You want to do something serious with your phone? Tough break

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