Google makes music streaming service official

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Google’s streaming music was unconfirmed rumour yesterday, today it’s official. The new service, called Google Play Music All Access, will be offering on-demand streaming content similar to that provided by established offerings like Spotify.

Personalised recommendations, curated playlists and a library will all be features of the new service, though Google did not mention any social networking features when the announcement was made yesterday at the Google I/O event.

All Access will only be rolling out in the States initially, with other countries planned at a later stage. For the moment Google is offering access to All Access at a rate of $9.99 per month but prospective users that sign up before 30 June this year will be given a rate of $7.99 per month, reports Ars Technica. A free one-month trial will be available to users when the music streaming offering launches.

Source: Ars Technica

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