Google unveiled its new music streaming service at Google I/O this week, offering music recommendations, curated playlists, and the ability to play anything you see onscreen. Google Play Music All Access is available on mobile, tablet or the web, providing music wherever you go.
Users will be able to stream music from a vast library on their device. They can search for specific artists or tracks and add them to their library, while a ‘Listen Now’ feature will put together a mixture of artists or genres based on the songs they’ve previously listened to.
Millions of songs will be available for the service, with Google signing licensing deals with Sony, Universal, Warner and other music companies. Google’s engineering director, Chris Yerga, described the service as “radio without rules. It’s as ‘leanback’ as you want to, or as interactive as you want to.”
All Access is available for $9.99 a month (the same price as Spotify Premium) with a 30-day free trial. Users who sign up before June 30th can get the service for a discounted price of $7.99 a month.