October 29, 2009
News: Google launches new music service
Do you frantically type "google.com" when you need to find something online? Just when you thought the search engine couldn't make your life any easier, it did. Since "lyrics" and "music" are some of the top 10 most searched terms, it would only seem logical for Google to eventually one-up the competition and provide it's own music service.
Google is teaming up with music sites Lala and iLike, which is owned by MySpace, to create OneBox, a music search feature that will stream and sell songs. Don't fear if you don't know the exact song title, because you can also search by lyrics.
OneBox will also have links to Pandora, imeem and Rhapsody, so you can discover more music similar to what you are looking for. Basically, not only can you find what you want, but you can find some new bands to love.
The site will be slowly introducing these new features over the next few days, but if you want to check it out now, go to www.google.com/landing/music. The site has a video showing exactly what the new feature can do.