Music-Plow for Chrome: find music while you are surfing on the Internet
So you read about Justin Bieber's new song somewhere online, or are currently browsing the Rolling Stone reviews section and found a song that could be exactly what you are liking. Since the song is not linked directly on the site, or embedded on it, you may be inclined to search for it on the Internet to listen to it.
Maybe you head right over to YouTube to see if it is available there. Or, you prefer to find it on Google Music, Deezer, Spotify, or another music site so that you may stream it online right away.
And maybe, the review got you that excited that you want to purchase the song right away on Amazon, iTunes or another music store that is available in the country you are living in.
Update: Music Plow is no longer available. A comparable extensions is not available. I guess that means that users will have to copy the song name manually to paste it on a music site or online shop. End
Music Plow for Chrome
With Music-Plow for Chrome, you are just two clicks away from doing so. The service supports Grooveshark and YouTube for listening to music, and the iTunes and Amazon stores to buy the song online right away. All you need to do is highlight a song name (or artist or album name), right-click it and select the find matching music option in the context menu.
You will then see an overlay on the screen after a few seconds like the one on the screenshot below.
Here you find five songs that match the highlighted text. The extension displays the name of the artist or band, and the album / single it was released with. Next to that are four buttons linking to Grooveshark, Youtube, Amazon and iTunes.
Depending on the country you are living in, you may be able to make use of all four buttons, or only some of them. And if you are living in a country like Germany, you may even get the dreaded "this video is not available" message when you select YouTube.
Recommendations are solid for the most part. Sometimes though recommendations do not bring up the song and artist that you are looking for, even though YouTube or another of the supported services may list it after all.
Still, if you love music and read reviews and news regularly, you may really enjoy the new extension for the Chrome browser.