Your impatient wait is over, oh Canadians. Google has finally heard your plea and made Play Music fully accessible in your country.
So, what exactly do you get? Google Play Music offers three main components – your own cloud music locker where you can upload up to 20,000 of your own tracks, a music store where you can buy individual songs and albums, and a streaming service dubbed All Access that gives you more or less the typical online radio experience.
All Access gives you quite a lot of control over the tracks that you’re are listening, letting you select specific artists and even albums to play. Even better, you can cache playlists on device for offline listening, which should be very handy for many users.
Play Music All Access is available in Canada at an introductory price 7.99 CAD /month, while after June 30, the regular price of 9.99 CAD/month will kick in. Whenever you sign up, you get a 30-day free trial period.
Update: for a day only, Google is offering a 60-day free trial!
In terms of catalog, Play Music offers over 20 million tracks, including many from Canadian artists that are not available in the US and other markets.
Head over to Play Music to check out the opening promo campaign, which includes sales on albums from artists like Arcade Fire, Neil Young, and Drake. And, of course, make sure to install the Play Music app on your device for listening on the go.