This article will help you get started using Google Cloud Services. Here are the main steps that you need to take:
To create an account, go to the Google Cloud website and create a new account. The process is straightforward and easy. You will be prompted for a credit card number despite that there is a free option.
In order to automatically authenticate your application you need to add the GOOGLE_APPLICATION_CREDENTIALS environment variable. It must point to the JSSON file that contains the license information. This file is can be obtained by creating a service account.