At the Google I/O keynote today, Google announced the launch of its music subscription service called Google Play Music All Access. The service gives you access to an expansive library of audio content that you can stream on demand for a monthly price of $9.99.
Google’s move into the music streaming business to take on players like Spotify and Pandora has been rumored since a few months now, with yesterday’s rumor telling us that we’ll see the service go live at I/O.
Google already has an iTunes like music store for purchases, and it’ll be using the same infrastructure for All Access. The service will have a recommendation engine that’ll help users discover new music based on their tastes, and create radio stations based on a track. All Access will also offer curated collections of songs based on the choice of selected “music editors.” The user interface of the app looks quite slick.
Google Play Music All Access works on Android devices and web browsers, though nothing was said about iOS support. If you’re in the U.S., you can sign up for a free 30-day trial later today, and if you subscribe before June 30th, the monthly fee will be $7.99 as opposed to the regular price of $9.99. Google said that it will rollout All Access to other countries soon.
Here’s the hands-on video of Google Play Music All Access: