Google Launch Spotify Rival: Google Music Play All-Access

Published: Thursday 16th May 2013 by Sam

Streaming has become such an integral aspect of the music industry these days. Indeed, from deciding chart positions to more recently being awarded its own Gold and Platinum certifications, online play of music is redefining the market at a rapid rate.

Naturally, then, more and more corporations are eager to make their presence felt in the streaming arena. The latest? Google.

The internet juggernaut this week drew the curtain back on their new streaming service – Google Music Play All Access. A direct rival to similar-themed services such as Spotify and Pandora, read more about what the platform will have on offer after the jump…

The US launch of the service took place at the I/O keynote in San Francisco yesterday and comes following news that the online giant has cemented licensing deals with music forces Sony, Universal, and Warner.

Like its rivals, ‘Google Play Music All-Access’ is a subscription-based service and aims to make a splash with its competitive price point of $9.99 (£6.60) a month. What’s more; launched with a 30-day free trial, users who sign up for the service before June 30th can subscribe at the discounted price of $7.99 (£5.25).

Billed as a “uniquely Google approach to a music subscription service”, users will be able to listen to songs on demand, stream radio, search through categories, and alter pre-set playlists.

Available as both a desktop and mobile application, Google’s Chris Yerga said of the service: “Music unites us. It’s universal. With ubiquitous mobile devices, there’s the potential to bring that joy with us wherever we are.” {Source}

 With Apple reportedly set to unwrap their own streaming service soon, competition is heating up. Who has your support?

Your thoughts?

Posted under:

Comments 15

Please Post Your Comments & Reviews

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

  1. RiRi Bad May 16, 2013

    Rihanna is a recommendation for everyboy 😉

    • RiRi bad May 16, 2013


      • truth(icki’s B**** ASS STANS can EAT ME honey!! Yall b**** is a STANK P**** FLOP chile! (puckers lips like Drake)) May 16, 2013

        sam y haven’t you posted Beyonce coming out jon stage last night fand apologizing for cancelling a show and telling how the doctors told her not to perform lastnight but she did anyways. She really loves her fans and its clear she not pregnant bcus she wouldn’t risk her unborn baby purposely

    • Ugh May 16, 2013

      how the hell did your comment get all those likes???? *weird*

  2. J May 16, 2013

    Get those thumbs up b****!!!
    @riri bad

  3. Blue May 16, 2013

    all about riri again i see

  4. Queen Barb May 16, 2013


  5. Mark111 May 16, 2013

    Look at TGJ getting their tech on! I see you!

  6. . : : h 2 o : : . May 16, 2013

    I still prefer Zippyshade 😐

    • POP ROYALTY (Bohemian Grove) May 16, 2013


  7. . : : h 2 o : : . May 16, 2013


  8. NΛVI May 16, 2013

    damm rihanna is really the queen of the digital age. she’s like what madonna did for pop music to what she’s doing for music digitally. streaming is gonna be the new thing, plus i heard itunes will be doing this too. more competition the better.

  9. POP ROYALTY (Bohemian Grove) May 16, 2013

    the power of rihanna you basic b****** 😀

  10. King B Agent May 16, 2013

    Sam you throwing shade bad. How did that first comment get over 260 likes with only 13 comments? You let the rihanna navy scare you so you help them out with the likes we understand you now. Anyways i was wonder why my music google play had change up on my tablet.

    • Gilberto May 16, 2013

      It’s easy to cheat on the likes. I know how to do it.

Recommended Posts