Australians get access to music on Google Play

Android users can now purchase music through Google Play store

Google today announced that Australians will be able to purchase music from the Google Play online app and content store for Android devices.

Australians also have access to the company's music storage service, which allows users to store up to 20,000 songs, which can be played from Android devices or PCs.

Google first offered online purchasing of music in late 2011, initially calling the service 'Google Music'. In 2012 the service was rolled into Google's online app market for Android devices, with the services rebranded as Google Play.

As well as the purchase and storage of music, the service allows independent artists to establish online stores to sell music directly to the public. Artists can set the retail price for their music.

Google has also begun rolling out a major update to its Play app on Android devices.

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