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Google’s Spotify competitor is official. The company unveiled the new service at its Google I/O developer conference Wednesday.

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Google took the wraps off its long-rumored music subscription service at its Google I/O developer conference Wednesday, which is dubbed Google Play Music All Access. “Music unites us, it’s universal,” Chris Yerga, Android Engineering Director, said when he introduced the service during Wednesday’s keynote. “But what if we gave you access to millions of songs?”

The service will be available on Android devices as well as on the web. It’s priced $9.99, and will roll out today. Users who start their trial by June 30th will get a reduced price of $7.99 per month.

All Access will have a kind of radio mode that automatically generates playlists based on the songs people listen to, similarly to Google’s music locker service but obviously with a much larger catalog. “This is radio without rules. It’s as leanback as you want to or as interactive as you want to,” Yerga said.

Notably absent from the announcement was any mention of the record labels that Google was able to sign contracts with. Also no mention of any of Google’s streaming subscription service competitors, or ways Google wants to differentiate itself from Spotify & Co.

  1. Hey Janko… read what you wrote. Two typos in the first sentence. Warp instead of wrap and wich instead of which. Geez man, you’re a professional writer… I couldn’t even get past the errors.

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    1. Thanks for calling our attention to the typos, they are fixed. Typos happen when working quickly. Given that you made it all the way down to the comment section to leave this comment, seems like you were able to get past the errors.

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  2. Janko, I couldn’t get past the name “Google Play Music All Access.” Seriously? What a horrible name.

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    1. indeed

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  3. “Google Play Music All Access.”

    Maybe Janko came up with that one, too.

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  4. T3X Radio Magazine Wednesday, May 15, 2013

    All these streaming services have one major flaw which will be their downfall… they are location restricted. I’ll stick to MyCloudPlayer
    1. its FREE
    2. more music since its powered by SoundCloud
    &
    3. i can use everywhere

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