Google’s Play Store is an exciting new advancement, even though it seems a lot like Apple’s iCloud. It marks the unification of several Google services: Android Market, Google Music, Google Books and Google Movies. All of an individual’s purchased content will be stored in the cloud and can be available anytime on an Android tablet or smartphone. While similar to Apple’s iCloud, it also does some things better.
Here are some of the differences that make Google Play better than the iCloud.
1) Purchased content is available even offline. If you purchase a song, movie or book using Google Play, you can access it offline by saving it for later. You’ll find them under: Play Song, Play Movie or Play Book apps.
2) Free storage for up to 20,000 songs. Unlike iCloud, which offers only 5 Gb of free storage, Google Play can store up to 20,000 songs, not including songs already purchased using the app. Users don’t have to worry about getting charged by Google and they can start listening to their favourite songs anywhere.
3) Play Music allows one free listen for friends. By using Google+ social network, you can share a song you previously purchased with your friends. Every time you share one song with your friends, you get one free listen from them. Google calls it sharing, discovering and buying music made simple.
4) Google Play can also be used anywhere, even by non-Android users. Basically this is possible because every Google user can buy movies, songs, books or apps on their computers and access them whenever on other computers. Google Play can be easily accessed through a browser.
5) Google Play offers multiple share options and social network integration. You can share your “favorite books, music, movies, games, or apps to your Circles on Google+, e-mail, or text message in a single click”. Keep in mind that Google Play is expected to be integrated inside Google’s social network.