At Google I/O 2011 Google unveiled their new music service: Google Music. The service was launched without the labels, in a private beta. This meant for those who weren’t at Google I/O receiving the rest of the gadgets, an invite would be something you had to patiently wait for, in the same way products like Google Voice and Google Wave were introduced. Today, Google has finally given users of Google Music Beta a way to invite their closest pals, but only two of them.
When you log into the desktop site in the orange bar below the Google Music logo you can see the link for invitations. Remember you only have two invites, so make sure you’re sending it to someone who will actually use the service. If you’re not already in Google Music Beta, Twitter and Google+ are filled with users who have had the service from day one, and they may be willing to send an invite your way. If you do get an invite to Google Music be sure to download the updated Music app from the Android Market that supports Google Music Beta so you can take advantage of cloud streaming to your phone or tablet.
Google Music Beta is currently a free service, although Google did mention some type of fees may surface once the service leaves its beta stage behind. At this point you have to download the manager to store music from your computer in the cloud, and depending on how much music you have it could take weeks. Google launched the service without the labels so there is no way to purchase music from Google Music itself, but hopefully there will be at some point. Check back with TheDroidGuy for more information and update on all things Android.