Google announced its latest online music streaming service which has been launched for US users on the first run for $9.99 a month with unlimited access to its music database.
The ‘All Access‘ service launched by Google which was announced today at the Google Annual Developer Conference in San Francisco, allows users to customize songs, selecting from 22 different genres from rock to indie music to jazz, stream individual playlists which are customized as per one’s need, or even listen to a radio-like stream that can be tweaked similarly.
Google said that its operating system – Android is running on 3 out of every 4 smartphones being sold in the US today. The Voice recognition service launched by Google as a stiff competition to Siri had taken some beating during its initial days, but today they announced that they are also extending this service to desktops and laptops.
Can you imagine sitting on your laptop and giving commands for opening a new browser or switch tabs? Well, those days are not far now, with Google coming into the market, and revolutionizing this technology.
The music service which costs us $9.99 is costlier than Pandora which charges only $3.99. So what is the reason one would want to switch over? I personally feel that Google is trying to build a network of it’s own products which can be easily interlinked and customized by the users. Similar to Apple and their products, Google will allow you to easily link between all its various products, and the music service will always be an integral part of it as well!!!!
One feature that I read about was that if you pick a song to play on the service, All Access will turn it into a radio station of an infinite loop of related music tracks!!!!Users are also given an option to view the upcoming tracks, and customize it by re-ordering them as per their need.
There is a 30 day free trial offered, and for those who sign up before June 30, Google allows them to continue using the service at just $7.99/month, so what are you waiting for? If you are a music lover, this is what you have been missing ever since, sign up and enjoy unlimited music tracks on the go.
What about Google Music?
Google already has its Google Music service where users can upload upto 20000 pre-purchased songs to the Google’s cloud servers and listen to them anywhere in the world.
But the All Access service that was launched today is completely different, it is an online streaming service, where the users can subscribe and listen to any music track on the Google servers, which I am sure will give Pandora and Spotify a run for their money. Spotify today boasts of a huge user base and more than 20million tracks on their servers which are available to their users. With Google coming into the music streaming business, there will be some stiff competition among these, before even Apple make it’s appearance.
How to Subscribe?
All Access service is available on Google Play. Just follow this link to subscribe – All Access.
Below are some screenshots I took when I did my subscrption, which will show you that the service is tightly coupled with your google account and allows you to make the purchase via Google Wallet. What was I saying about creating a niche of Google Products
Once you have downloaded and subscribed to the service, you can start listening to music by streaming them and customizing them. Make sure that if you are not satisfied with the service, you need to cancel it within the first 30 days or else your credit card will get charged automatically.
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