Chrome evangelist and Googler François Beaufort recently revealed that the Music Manager desktop application for Google Play Music might be coming to Chrome OS very soon. He posted the discovery on his Google+ page, linked below.
This is significant, because users who have migrated to Chrome OS on a more full-time basis have lost the ability to upload their own music libraries to Google Play Music – the desktop Music Manager application only works on Windows, OS X, and Linux. There’s also speculation that Google will eventually replace all of these desktop applications with a Chrome packaged app that will run on any device capable of running Chrome; this is certainly in line with Google’s broader goals, especially as revealed at Google I/O.
In addition to allowing users the ability to upload their own libraries of up to 20,000 unique tracks, Google Play Music also offers an “All Access” monthly subscription service that allows users to stream any song in Google’s massive streaming library, Spotify-style, for $9.99/month (or $7.99/month if you sign up in June).[Google+]