Google Play Music will soon allow people to upload their music via the browser

Google Play Music All Access screenshot

Ever since I got my Chromebook Pixel, I’ve been using Chrome OS as my full time laptop OS at home and (as much as I can) at work. I’ve found that I can accomplish practically everything I need to on Chrome OS, with only a couple exceptions – and one of the most annoying exceptions was the ability to upload my own music to Google Play Music.

Currently, the only way to upload your own music to your Google Play account was through a desktop application that’s only compatible with Windows, OS X, and Linux. It’s not possible to upload anything through any mobile OSes like Android or iOS, or through your desktop web browser.

Fortunately, users are about to get another option: the folks at OMG! Chrome! have discovered a new drag-and-drop browser feature that’s currently hidden in the Google Play Music website source code. One of the strings reads:

Drag songs or folders here to add music to your library. Or, if you prefer, select from your computer.

This feature isn’t currently accessible to end users, but it looks like this is almost ready to be released. A desktop Chrome app is also rumored to be in the works.

Users are currently allowed to upload 20,000 of their own tracks to Google’s servers, so this is a very welcome improvement to an already awesome service – and it will finally eliminate one of the biggest headaches I’ve had using Chrome OS full time.

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John F

John was the editor-in-chief at Pocketables. His articles generally focus on all things Google, including Chrome and Android, although his love of new gadgets and technology doesn't stop there. His current arsenal includes the Nexus 6 by Motorola, the 2013 Nexus 7 by ASUS, the Nexus 9 by HTC, the LG G Watch, and the Chromebook Pixel, among others.