Google Music Received Scan and Match Feature in USA
Google Music was made available in Europe not so long ago, much to the joy of audiophiles and it also got something extra compared to the US version. I’m talking about a new scan and match function, that allows Google to scan your local music library and make the song it matches instantly available in the cloud.
That feature is similar to iTunes Match and it was only available in Europe at first, having reached USA only now, starting this week. You should know that US Google Play users who upload their songs will get the new feature and over time you’ll also get upgraded with existing cloud libraries. This service is both free and automatic, so you’ll get it at some point, maybe without even noticing.
The collections of songs gives you matched songs for streaming at 320 Kbps like the regular Google Play songs you buy. Redownloaded music will come at a bitrate that’s similar to the original file’s. Google has also said that any VBR files matched by the service will be redownloaded as CBR files with a slightly higher bitrate.