Google Music Beta Impressions (vs Subsonic)

Today I joined the Google Music beta.  I’m a big fan of most Google products, and get beta invites to most of Google’s new offerings.  Generally most of them are pretty slick, and offer easy to use features that are technically difficult for the average joe to set up (like Google Voice’s personal virtual phone PBX) or are commercially expensive (like the Android Google Navigation app instead of a dedicated GPS or the browser-based Google Docs instead of Microsoft Office).  Unfortunately, Google Music doesn’t have anything new to offer feature wise and isn’t really any less expensive than alternatives.  I’ve been using Subsonic music streamer myself, and find it to have much better features, easier to use and it covers many more phone and operating system platforms. Continue reading