Many of us have Google Drive files that are quite large, and that’s especially true for enterprise customers. Cloud storage isn’t as appealing when you need to sync all those files to your computer to get anything done, for some reason.
To help people out, Google has launched the Drive File Stream app to replace Google Drive for Mac/PC. As the name implies, this app will be streaming the data stored on Google Drive to your Mac or PC. It will let you stream your My Drive and Team Drive files directly from the cloud, helping in freeing up disk space and network bandwidth and also decreasing sync time.
Google Drive for both the PC and Mac will begin to die on December 11 but it will be reborn as one of two new apps: Backup and Sync, for consumers, or Drive File Stream, for businesses.