Google have announced their Spotify/Pandora competitor

Google Play Music All Access, a "uniquely Google approach to a subscription music service", launches today.


Words by: Anthony Walker

At the Google I/O developer conference today, engineering director Chris Yerga revealed details of the company’s new music streaming service. “Finding music isn’t easy and feels like a chore,” he started: “What if we combined the power of Google to understand what you want to hear?”.

The answer to that question is Google Play Music All Access, a subscription service that offers a database of millions of songs, integrates your own music library and offers personal recommendations based on your search and listening history. As well as this, there are Pandora-like features that can turn anything you listen to into a radio station with others crafted specifically for you. The service works on tablets and phones as well as web browsers and uses a tiled interface to select or swipe away tracks easily. Google Play Music All Access is available from today in the US and will roll out in other countries later: subscription is $9.99 a month but there is a 30 day free trial and early birds who sign up by July 30th will pay $7.99 a month.

[via the abc News technology liveblog]