Google Play Music enables scan and match in Europe ahead of US launch

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Google Music went live in the UK, France, Germany, Italy, and Spain this week, bringing the company up to speed with the likes of Amazon and Apple by allowing users to purchase songs and albums while also offering a digital locker service. On top of that, Google’s earlier content deal with Warner Music also went into effect.

The most intriguing feature of the launch, though, was the promise of not just a digital locker for music collections, but also a scan and match service that would rival Apple and Amazon. Both companies charge customers $ 25 per year to scan their music collections and make available comparable copies in the cloud, yet Google piqued interest with information that its own scan and match service would be free while…

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