The music streaming service industry just got a little more crowded: Google has announced that they will be trying their hand at music streaming with the launch of Google Play Music All Access, a service that offers unlimited streaming of music, but at a price. The service will cost $9.99 per month, but people who sign up now have an opportunity to get a reduced rate ($7.99 per month) and a 30-day free trial. Unlike Spotify, there is no free, ad-driven streaming service.
All Access also shares similarities to Pandora with a built-in interface that recommends songs based on your listening habits. Also, like Spotify and Pandora, All Access allows users to create radio stations based on specific artists, albums, or genres.
In a press conference announcing the service today, Google’s representatives said that they were working out licensing deals to make music from Sony, Universal, and Warner Bros. available on All Access. However, they stopped short of saying exactly how much music will be available on the service.