May 17, 2011 | by Andrew Kameka
All of the Google I/O 2011 attendees were very excited to hear that Google would give everyone in attendance a guaranteed invite to its new Google Music beta service. Well, all the American attendees at least. Now we’re getting reports from people who didn’t attend I/O that they just started getting their invites.
Androinica.com reader dcplaya just hit us to say that he received his Google Music beta invite, and he wasn’t one of the lucky 5,000 to attend I/O. A quick scan of Twitter search just revealed that a number of people are also reporting that they are getting their invites. Now they too can upload up to 20,000 songs to Google’s cloud storage and stream music to the Android Music app for phones and tablets.
It appears that Google is sending out Music Beta invites in waves. The service is still open only to residents of the United States, but we’re seeing a big uptick in the number of people who received their invite. If you haven’t already requested one, visit http://music.google.com/about and click the “Request invite” button in the top right corner. Enter the e-mail address of the account you wish to use on your Android phone or tablet.
I encourage all Androinica.com readers to request an invite if they haven’t already. I’d love to hear what people think about the service. I’m still in the process of uploading music (I have over 10,000 songs queued up) and have yet to form an opinion.