- Apr 12, 2001
Google today officially announced its new music subscription service, Google Play Music All Access, at the Google I/O conference in San Francisco. As reported yesterday afternoon, the service is designed to compete with Spotify, providing songs on demand that can be streamed to a computer or mobile device.
Google's tagline for Google Play Music All Access is "Radio without Rules," a small jab at Apple's upcoming Pandora-style music service, iRadio. As of last week, Apple was still in negotiations with music labels but is reportedly aiming for a summer launch of its own music subscription service.A recommendation engine will guide users towards new music they may have already discovered. As demoed on an Android device -- it also works in a standard web browser -- All Access incorporates both local tracks and those available for streaming into one master searchable library, a marked improvement over much of its streaming competition.
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