Google has entered the online music market with a new service for finding and buying music online, OneBox, through a partnership with music sites Lala and MySpace-owned iLike. The US-only service allows people to search using song titles, artists or snippets of lyrics. The songs are then available as ad-supported streams and paid downloads.

As the service appears in Google’s search results, it provides an alternative (albeit streaming rather than free downloads) to illegal torrents when searching for tracks.