Google Music Beta starts to spread to European countries

The much-publicised US launch of Google’s Music Beta audio tool appears to be spreading to Europe, with several users reporting SUCCESS in installing Google Music Beta to their Android phones in the UK today – via an automatic update.

One reader told us this morning that his Nexus S running Android 2.3.4 prompted him to download the Google Music app, although when we try we get a BIG LIST OF NO concerning all the Android phones we’ve used thus far and no updates showing:

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Reader Kiran also told us Google’s Books app was also available to download via his Nexus S. Anyone else had any luck? They’re visible to Euro users in the Market here and here if you fancy giving it a go.

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  1. Barry Scott

     /  June 8, 2011

    I have installed both Books and Music on my Nexus S with 2.3.4. I cannot find them in the market, only update them in the My Apps drawer.

    • Gary C

       /  June 8, 2011

      Awesome. Cheers.

    • Oliver Chinn

       /  June 8, 2011


      With Nexus S 2.3.4, on market update page, click and hold on music update to bring pop up menu, then click update as straight clicking does not work…

  2. hecatae

     /  June 8, 2011

    Google Books successful on my ZTE Blade, Google Music states not compatible

  3. MrChaz

     /  June 8, 2011

    Google books has installed ok on my phone
    Google music says “item cannot be found” but if you long press on the item and select ‘update’ it works it seems

    2.3.4 Nexus One

    • MrChaz

       /  June 8, 2011

      Google music only seems to appear in the ‘my apps’ section of the market too for some reason.

  4. Jimbo

     /  June 8, 2011

    I cant install either to my HTC Desire (running custom 2.3.4 ROM). However I do have Google Music side loaded on my Motorola Xoom (running US WIFI version of 3.1) and at least on the Xoom I did get an update for google music last night. I’ve now side loaded it to the HTC Desire but no update showing availble.

    I dont have google books installed on either and through the web Market place it still tells me its not supported in my location.

  5. Martin

     /  June 8, 2011

    No joy here on my Samsung Galaxy S2 :(

    It’s really frustrating as, even without the cloud storage, I’ve heard this is a much better music app than previous stock versions.

  6. Actually the Market Music app is only a update to the Preinstalled ones on the Honeycomb tablets, I Live in finland and can install the Music app on my Xoom, but it does not support Google Music.

    • MarkG

       /  June 8, 2011

      Same here in the UK. Got the Music app update, but it does not open up to Google Music cloud storage..

      Perhaps the story should differentiate the two…

  7. ibmonkey

     /  June 8, 2011

    UK and I’ve got a Galaxy s II and a HTC hero, can’t find either on the market app, and on the website it states:
    This app is incompatible with all of your devices.
    T-Mobile Samsung GT-I9100
    This item cannot be installed in your device’s country.
    T-Mobile HTC HTC Hero
    This item cannot be installed in your device’s country.

  8. I’ve installed both on my Nexus S (2.3.4). The books app is similar to the Kindle app, however I get a message saying I cannot yet buy any books.

    I haven’t yet worked out how to use the cloud aspect of the Music app. So far all it does is play the songs on my phone.

  9. Fernando

     /  June 8, 2011

    Books and Music successful installed in my nexus S in France. Interesting is that I can’t see them in the market (“cannot be found”) and both are translated to french.

  10. Steve

     /  June 8, 2011

    Nope, it says that it’s incompatible with my Desire HD :(

  11. Antoine

     /  June 8, 2011


    I’m french and I have a HTC Desire 2.3.4 (custom rom). I can see Google books on my applications list on the market, and when I want to launch it, its says ‘item cannot be found’. But when I do a long press I can launch the application and synchronize my account. However I don’t see Google Music…

  12. Kiran

     /  June 8, 2011

    Heh, sorry my bad, I should have mentioned it only updates the app bit no cloud storage yet! We can still dream though right?! It actually came up a while ago and couldn’t update it until I decided to long press and hit update!

  13. Steve

     /  June 8, 2011

    Here are the .apks for those who can’t download them:

    Google Music V3.0.1

    Google Books V1.3.4

    I hope this helps!

  14. Palai

     /  June 8, 2011

    Bpth downloaded via automatic update today. Nexus S, Android 2.3.4, Czech Republic

  15. dean

     /  June 8, 2011

    Received on Monday a Google Music Beta invite, I think due to me having an Asus on 3.1 ???, so currently uploading my music to the big G, day 2 so far, damn you slow UK upload speeds… Sideloaded the Music app on to my DHD (CM7) and the cloud bit is all working very nicely thanks.

  16. step21

     /  June 17, 2011

    For met getting the invite was not the problem (about 1 week waiting). However while I find the app in the market, it says it is incompatible with my nexus one.

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