Review: DriveTunes adds a music player to Google Drive

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At a Glance
  • Google DriveTunes

Cloud storage provides a very simple way of ensuring that your music is always there, wherever there is an Internet connection...but Google Drive doesn't provide a default music player upon. Sure, the files are there, but to actually hear your tunes you must rely on either portable music player applications, or whatever is installed on the host computer. Google's Chrome app DriveTunes provides another option.

Chrome app DriveTunes plays your music in Google Drive. It doesn't do anything more, but that's more than Google Drive does on its own.

If you use the Chrome browser (either the full installation or the portable version), you can install DriveTunes, which places a music player inside your Google Drive folder.  It automatically detects all MP3 and M4A music files inside your Drive and lists them in an easy-to-view interface. Simply double-click a song to hear it

DriveTunes is a pretty basic player with just a play/pause button, a skip track button, and a volume button.  Don't expect anything fancy like album art, equalizers, or playlists. It plays your music and that's it. But isn't that enough?

Note: The Download button takes you to the Chrome Web store, where you can install the latest version directly into your Chrome browser.

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At a Glance
  • If you use Google Drive to store oodles of MP3 music, then you may long for a built-in music player. Enter DriveTunes.

    Pros

    • Automatically detects all MP3 music files in your Gdrive folder and lists them
    • Simple click-and-play interface
    • Also works in Firefox

    Cons

    • Very basic functionality
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