Do you know you can play your music files (mp3 and m4a) stored on Google Drive right from it. Just like you can edit photos stored on Google Drive with apps you can play music files too. DriveTunes is a simple and free app for this purpose.
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I’ve already kept a good collection of my files on the cloud that mainly spread across on Google Drive, SkyDrive and Dropbox. It includes photos, spread sheets, music files and some themes I’ve purchased for my website. The convenience, I can access my files at any time from anywhere on any device. Other than this my prime intention is that the data stored on the cloud will be secure. No more need to worry about data lose due to a system crash or theft or lose of my laptop. The main disadvantage, that in my point of view, of using cloud storage is the time it consuming for editing the files stored on it. For example if I want to edit a “complex” spread sheet, I need to download it on my PC first. Then edit the file using latest office suite and upload it again to cloud.
Full featured cloud office suite is still a distant reality though there are some effort it this direction is taking place lately. Anyway majority of your cloud stored files can be edited. Google Drive has one important feature that it supports Chrome Web Apps. The one core feature of this app compatibility on Google Drive is that once installed the Chrome Web app with Google Drive support can be used on any modern browser. Install the app from Chrome Web Store and you are set. Next time you can access it on any browser.
How to Play Music Files Stored on Google Drive with DriveTunes
Enjoy music files stored on your Google Drive with DriveTunes cloud music app. You can directly play music files on Google Drive by installing DriveTunes. Follow the link to install it. Install DriveTunes.
After installation click on the app icon on the Chrome new tab. It will ask you to authorize your Google Drive account. Authorize and instantly it shows your all music files on a new tab. Click on any file to play it. On any other browser sign in to Google Drive and you may be prompted to add DriveTunes to Google Drive or see a message like below.
Add it. Next time if you want to play any music files right click on the file and choose open with DriveTunes. The app offers minimal control. You can Play, Pause, Forward and Backward the music track. Also you can increase or decrease volume.
DriveTunes in Action on Firefox (screenshot)
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