Google Music is an iTunes Killer? Since you're here, it seems that iTunes is a Google Music killer, instead. Whatever it is, now that you want to download Google Music or any online music to iTunes, here are two solutions to download Google Music or any online music to iTunes.
Update: Google Music Manager now allows you to download your entire library to computer. Make sure you've installed the latest Google Music Manager. Open it and go to Download tab, you'll see Download my library option there.
- Method 1: Download Any Music to iTunes using a program
- Method 2: Download Google Music to iTunes from Browser
Now check easy steps to download any online music to iTunes by using Wondershare Streaming Audio Recorder, of course including Google Music.
Step1: Download Any Music to iTunes
Wondershare Streaming Audio Recorder is an audio recorder and downloader with 1:1 quality. It will record all your playing music and split into separate music files intelligently. Song identification is also available so that the detailed song information will be attached to the recorded songs.
Streaming Audio Recorder is extremely easy to use. Just hit record and go to play Google Music. That is it. See more detailed guide if necessary.
Step 2: Transfer Music to iTunes
As the above picture illustrated, by checking the "Add to iTunes" button at the button, you can transfer selected music to iTunes, and easily listen to it from the playlist called "SAR". To choose multiple Google Music, hold down Ctrl or Shift key while clicking song tiles.
Alternatively, open iTunes, go to File > Add Folder to Library, and locate the folder you stored the recorded songs. The default folder is "C:Documents and SettingsYOURUSERNAMEMy DocumentsMy MusicWondershare Streaming Audio Recorder"
As regarding to the Google songs in your Google Music account, it's much easier to download them to iTunes, even without installing anything (method 1). Firstly, download Google music to computer in your favorite method, and then follow the above described methods to transfer Google songs to iTunes.
Note that you'll be asked by Google Music for credit card information even to get free Google songs, so buying songs next time is convenient.
Step 1: Save purchased Google Music from web browser
By this way, you have to download songs one by one. Plus, you are only allowed to download songs to iTunes for 2 times. However, this limit doesn't apply when you use Google Music Manager, described below. To download music on Google desktop site, click the triangle menu button, and select "Save to computer" from PURCHASED OPTIONS category.
Step 2: Save purchased Google Music with Music Manager
Google Music Manager helps you download songs to iTunes in batch and without times limit. But there is one drawback: You can't select which song to download. Instead, you have to download all purchased Google Music. The option to download only new songs after last download is helpful only in some cases. After downloaded, manually add Google Music to iTunes by File > Add Files to Library. To download one of large number of Google music, Wondershare Streaming Audio Recorder is still an good option.
Note: the "Save to Computer" option also appears in the Desktop site view on iPhone, iPod and iPad. But as to my own experience, I can't directly save the purchased Google Music, probably because the download link is script-based, but isn't supported by Apple's iOS.