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Google’s music match feature reportedly replacing explicit songs with censored versions

Published Dec 26th, 2012 6:20PM EST
Google Music Match Explicit Songs

Google (GOOG) released a new feature for its music service last week that can scan a computer’s entire library of music and match up to 20,000 songs in the cloud. The service is free to use, unlike similar services from Apple (AAPL) or Amazon (AMZN), and allows users to stream matched music at 320 kbps. Some users are reporting problems when attempting to match explicit songs from their library, however.

According to a report on Droid-Life, it would appear the service is having trouble differentiating between the clean and explicit version of songs or albums and is matching explicit content with clean versions, a problem Apple ran into earlier this year when it launched its iTunes Match service. Interestingly enough, other users have reported the exact opposite and are seeing Google replace clean songs with explicit versions.

Google did not immediately respond for a request to comment.

Dan joins the BGR team as the Android Editor, covering all things relating to Google’s premiere operating system. His work has appeared on Fox News, Fox Business and Yahoo News, among other publications. When he isn’t testing the latest devices or apps, he can be found enjoying the sights and sounds of New York City.