As rumoured, Google unveiled its Play Music All Access subscription service at today’s I/O keynote. The service is built on the top of the Google’s Play Music library and allows users to stream from the millions of tracks available in the service.
Google has also thrown in a recommendation engine in the service to suggest you music based on your likes and help you discover what you might have missed. The service even creates unending playlists (radio without rules, as per Google’s Yerga) on the fly based on the songs that choose to play on the service.
All Access also offers curated playlists based on genres. It will work both on Android and in web browsers.
From Official Android Blog:
Google Play Music All Access is a new monthly music subscription service that lets you listen to millions of songs across your devices. You can create a radio station from any song or artist you love, browse recommendations from our expert music team or explore by genre. And when millions of songs just aren’t enough, Google Play Music lets you combine our collection with your own collection.
Unlike other Google products, Google Play Music All Access is not free, but you can try it for free for the first 30 days, after that you will have to pay $9.99 per month. Google is also rewarding the early adopters by offering discounted monthly subscription (at $7.99 per month) to users who try the service before June 30th.
It will be initially available in the United States, but the company aims to bring it to all the 13 countries where Google play Music is currently accessible.
Google Play Music All Access is already live on the web; you can check it out by going to https://play.google.com/music/listen.
In related news, Google has also revamped the Google Play Music cloud locker service, which allows users to store upto 20,000 songs for free.
Update: The updated Google Play Music Android app is now live. It brings support for All Access and a new user interface. Check out the change-log below.
- Brand new user interface for phone, tablet, and TV
- Support for All Access subscription service in the US
- Key All Access features: Explore section to discover new music, Radio with unlimited skips, Add albums to My Library, Share and subscribe to playlists
- New Listen Now page that makes it easy to find something to play
- Swipe to remove from playlist or queue
- Swipe to switch songs on the now playing screen or now playing bar
- Go to album or artist from any song