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Google Music listeners find unpublished 'streaming limit'

updated 07:10 pm EDT, Wed March 21, 2012

Google has unspoken limit on daily streaming

Google is now known to have an unpublished limit on the volume of music listeners can stream from their Google Play Music accounts. The company has acknowledged that it does impose a daily limit on how many songs can be streamed by an individual using Google Play. Google, however, has declined to reveal the cap, but does claim that it has been set at a very high threshold so that most listeners will never encounter it.

The limit was discovered by a user who had stored all his songs on Google Music. At one point, while he was streaming and listening, he received a message telling him that his limit for streaming music "had been exceeded." He was advised to "try again later."

While it's unclear under what circumstances the limit was triggered, it's significant that any such limitation has been put in place by Google, which implies that listening is unlimited.

This limit is about streaming, and should not be confused with the 20,000 song maximum that Google does have for how many songs can be stored on Google Music. Reaching the limit doesn't lose content but could, but could leave customers without access for hours with no real warning. [via Droid-Life]

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