Google Unveils Free Version of Music Streaming Service in the US

Today, Google launches its free music streaming service, called Google Play Music, for United States residents’ hearing pleasure.

Google, their free music service Google Music Play, and the race for a big debut

Despite Google already having a paid version of their free music streaming service, the worldwide, popular search engine decided to try a new approach. They wanted users to see just how amazing the free service is and eventually decide to subscribe to the paid version. According to recent reports, its paid version “had around 815,000 subscribers in the US last December.”
Speaking of strategies, the race for the big debut was with Apple, as Apple has been speaking of releasing its music streaming service (featuring a 90-day free-trial), Apple Music, on June 30th. Apple’s music streaming service’s debut has been endlessly discussed for a while and it was apparent that the wait would be over. However, due to Google’s sprint for the big debut, they have beat their competition thus far. Will the lead last once Apple releases their music streaming service?

What will be featured in Google Play Music created by Google?

Currently, Google and its free music streaming service, Google Play Music, will feature advertisements, similar to other well-known, popular music streaming services. In addition, it will also feature ways to match music based on many factors, such as what task a person is doing, what mood the person is in, and what kind of music the person feels like listening to. This feature may sound familiar to other music streaming services that are out there today (and it does), and that will be further discussed in-depth.

How Google Play Music curated by Google is different from other free music streaming services out there

Free music streaming service Google Play Music, created by the well-known, heavy-hitting, search engine giant Google, is by no means innovative or revolutionary when it comes to providing music to the general public. Its features conspicuously mimic music streaming apps like Spotify and Songza (which Google actually bought last year). Especially with Songza, Google Play Music is following suit by using their well-known feature which is selecting music based on either mood, task, music genre, or playlist.

Overall, Google’s free music streaming service is only available online and will be released for iOS and Android this week as well. At the moment, there is no further discussion of the streaming service being available being released outside of the US, but the paid version is currently still available in over 50 countries.



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