Google Play Music All Access official, priced at $9.99 per monthAlex Wagner - Deputy Managing Editor, News Desk
Following rumors from earlier this year that claimed that Google was working on its own streaming music offering, the company today took the wraps off just such a service. Dubbed Google Play Music All Access, the service allows users to stream music from the Google Play Music catalog.
Google Play Music All Access contains many of the features that one would expect to find in a music streaming service. There's an Explore tab with recommendations, the ability to create radio stations with songs that can be removed and re-ordered, and music can be downloaded to a user's collection. Google also talked up All Access's Listen Now tab, which gives users a list of recommended music, new releases and other tunes that will allow them to dive right into their music listening experience.
U.S.-based music lovers will be able to check out Google Play All Access starting today, May 15, and Google says that it plans to roll the service out to additional countries soon. Pricing will be set at $9.99 per month, though Google will be offering a 30-day trial to let users see what it's like to have All Access before opening their wallets. The company also says that any customers that sign up for a free trial before June 30 will be able to upgrade to the full version at a discounted rate of $7.99 per month.