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Rock out with your Chrome out, thanks to Google's Jam

Google's browser-based live music app lets you jam with friends in real time.

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Google's browser-based live music app lets you jam with friends in real time.

It might end up being your jam. (Credit: Google)

Google's Creative Lab team has unveiled another odd app for the Chrome browser.

Jam with Chrome presents you with 19 different instruments, then lets you do real-time music collaborations with chums over the internet.

According to the official blog post:

Once you get playing, you can switch instruments as often and as many times as you like.

In the default "easy mode" you can experiment by clicking individual strings, drum pads or keys, or you can play around with the four different auto-play functions and let the machines do the work. Switch to "pro mode" to play any instrument using your keyboard.

In true Google style, there's even a cute video that doesn't really explain what it's all about — but it does feature a rockin' sloth, so it's got that going for it.