Google is to start selling music on its Google Play Store, providing an iTunes equivalent for Android devices, in the UK and Europe.

From 13 November, customers in the UK, France, Germany, Italy and Spain will be able to buy tracks direct from their Android devices or computer.

Customers will also be able to store up to 20,000 of their songs for free in the cloud, enabling them to stream music to their Android smartphone or tablet or through a web browser on a computer.

Any existing music you already have stored on your device and which is available on Google Play will be matched before being automatically added to the cloud. This feature will also launch on 13 November in Europe before being rolled out to the US.

Until now, Google Nexus devices have had no native music offering outside the US.

Google has recently added to its Nexus range by unveiling the Samsung Nexus 10, Nexus 4 and an upgraded 32GB Google Nexus 7.