Whether it’s your vacation pictures, important office documents or your music collection, majority of data-savvy people are storing all of their precious data on cloud storage services like Dropbox, Google Drive, Box.net and many more in order to access them anytime and anywhere while keeping them safe.
What if you wanted to play/stream mp3’s stored in your Google Drive? Sure, Google Drive has its own music player but it’s very limited in terms of features. You can only play individual files and not multiple tracks. I stumbled upon a Google Chrome extension called “Music Player for Google Drive” that gives you the ability to open music files directly from Google Drive or from its own interface.
With Music Player for Google Drive, you can play songs stored in your Google Drive directly. It also lets you create multiple songs playlists and comes with basic playback controls including play, stop, pause, repeat etc.
After you’ve installed the app, you need to give it access to your Google Drive account. As soon you do, you’ll be taken to its own interface which is pretty straightforward and simple. From there, you need to add songs stored in your Google Drive in order to play them.
Music Player for Google Drive features:
- Playback of MP3 files, MP4, AAC (iTune’s .m4a files), OGG (Audio only), WAV (Chrome only), webm (Audio).
- Support for ID3 tags v1 and v2as well as AAC file Tags.
- Automatic display of Album covers.
- Playlist support (beta!).
- Shuffle, repeat.
- Handles users signed-in multiple Google account elegantly.
- Open Audio files directly from the Google Drive UI.
One thing you should remember though is that it doesn’t work when you’re offline. You would require an internet connection that can stream audio files which is normal nowadays. All in all, Music Player for Google Drive is a very decent extension and does what it says without giving users any hassle.