Google Play Music All Access has been announced at Google I/O and will be available in the U.S. starting today.
Rumored some time ago and then reported to launch at Google I/O, the service has been officially introduced by Google’s Chris Yerga. It will allow you to explore and discover new music, based on what you already listen to, and you’ll be able to do so whether you’re on your smartphone, tablet or computer.
The service, described as a Google approach to subscription music services, offers you the possibility to start a radio station from any track you’re listening to, filled with related songs and artists. You can remove tracks or reorder them at all times, and you’ll also get expert recommendations and playlists so you can find new stuff you might like.
Your library can include tracks you’ve uploaded, as well as tracks from the service (for example, an album you already own and have uploaded, as well as the latest one from the respective artist).
Google Play Music All Access has been built with the philosophy that it should be a music service focused on music, with technology being in the background, because choosing music shouldn’t be a chore, according to the presentation. Judging by the first look, that’s what’s been achieved.
We’ve reached the most important section, the price of the new service. Google Play Music All Access will be available for $9.99 a month and, as I mentioned, is launching in the U.S. today, offering everyone a 30-day trial. If you sign up for the trial by June 30, the price will be $7.99 a month.
Google has promised to bring the service to more countries soon.
U.S. readers, do you plan on signing up for Google Play Music All Access?