Catchy Name: Google Debuts 'Play Music All Access' Service
May 15, 2013 at 11:53 AM (PT)
As tipped in ALL ACCESS (NET NEWS, 5/14), GOOGLE announced during its I/O convention that it's launching an on-demand subscription music service called -- and pardon us for smiling here -- "GOOGLE PLAY MUSIC ALL ACCESS." TECH CRUNCH reports the service's web and mobile interfaces feature millions of songs, recommendations, charts and playlists, and instant radio stations at a cost in the U.S. for $9.99 a month. Early adapters get a free trial month, and sign-ups before JUNE 30th get it for $7.99.
GOOGLE exec CHRIS YERGA differentiated its PLAY MUSIC ALL ACCESS service from competition such as SPOTIFY and PANDORA in terms of its better music organization. "Why is it that managing my queue feels like a chore?" he asked rhetorically during the presentation. "We set up to build a music services that doesn’t just give you access to great music but also guides you through it."