Google launches new music streaming service
CNET: Google announced it has launched a new music streaming service, Google Play Music All Access.
At Google’s I/O conference, engineering director Chris Yerga said All Access will cost $9.99 a month, and users get a 30-day free trial. It launches today in the U.S., with additional countries coming soon.
The move puts Google in direct competition with music streaming companies like Pandora and Spotify, and also potentially with Apple, which has been inching in that direction. …
Previously, Google Play users could stream music they bought from the app, but the new service would let people stream songs they haven’t purchased as well. Users can now blend their songs with a catalog with thousands of other tracks available in All Access.
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