You might soon be able to upload songs to Google Play Music using the browser



I can’t be alone in saying that Google could offer up a better way to manage song uploads in Google Play Music. The desktop client is decent and all, but the dated interface and slow upload speeds leave a lot to be desired up against many other Google services.

Thankfully it sounds like we won’t have to put up with that for much longer. A sleuthing soul went through the Google Play Music source code one day, and happened to find the following string not being used on the site itself:

Drag songs or folders here to add music to your library. Or, if you prefer, select from your computer.

That makes it sound like Google is readying a feature that will allow you to upload your music using a web browser instead of a desktop client. While the desktop client may be more suitable for large uploads, having a browser alternative would allow Google to have one consistent interface for uploading music no matter which platform you’re on.

There’s no indication as to when they’ll look to introduce these new features, but if they’re reading the website’s source code we can’t imagine it’ll take long to see them go live.

Quentyn Kennemer
The "Google Phone" sounded too awesome to pass up, so I bought a G1. The rest is history. And yes, I know my name isn't Wilson.

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  1. I have been waiting for this!

  2. I was wondering when they would get around to doing this, given the big push with Chromebooks and whatnot.

  3. Thank goodness.

  4. They actually already have this on google play books so I could definitely see this being implemented in much the same way into Google Music.

    1. So glad they added the ability to upload books, I buy an awful lot but I had over 1,000 ebook files and various documents I was able to upload and get off my computer, very convenient.

  5. This would be nice, but I would also really appreciate a better way to download music. 2x only from the web browser, even music I originally uploaded? I know they allow unlimited downloads through the desktop client, but when your library is several thousand songs it becomes untenable to download the whole thing when all you wanted was a certain song or two.

  6. so this means we can upload music from android devices via Chrome Browser? (Or any Android browser)?

  7. I just want to be able to sync up my music on the device without use of browser or PC, just my mobile.

    1. If the music on my phone was added to Google Music, I would have A LOT of “Effect_Tick” added to my library. LoL!!

  8. what they need to do is have a desktop interface that i can use to listen to my library (like itunes)…

    1. I guess they expect people to have this already since Google Music came out well after all that was already out.

      I like your idea though, kinda… I mean, what’s truly the point of the client when you have the browser?

    2. It would be nice to have both. What I love about Google Music is I can listen to my library on any computer. I don’t have to download a 70+ MB iTunes installer, wait forever for it to install, and then wait for a slow program to load everytime I want to listen to music lol.

  9. Thank God. I had enough of the desktop client years ago.

  10. There’s a desktop client?

  11. Slow upload speeds?

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