Items tagged with Google Play Music

Music lovers have a bunch of options when it comes to streaming on-demand subscription services. One of them is Google Play Music, which has attempted to set itself apart from the pack by tossing in free access to YouTube Red, its ad-free membership program for YouTube that also lets you save videos for offline viewing. If you're still on the fence, Google is currently offering a four month trial to kick its music service's tires. That is up from two months, though it is not clear how long the promotion will last. In order to see the four-month offer, you must use a special link, which is a custom URL containing a coupon for the two additional months. Otherwise you'll see the regular free trial.... Read more...
Google is finally rolling out its six-person family plan for its streaming music service that was announced two months ago. The new option runs $14.99 per month and includes unlimited access to Google Play Music's catalog for up to six family members, each of which can manage their own accounts. Google Play Music runs $9.99 per month for an individual, so prior to offering the family plan, six accounts would be pushing $60 per month. Instead, the $14.99 fee equates to a buck per added person, assuming you fill all six slots. But even if just one other person hops on board -- significant other, for example -- it's a half-price up charge. "You’ll unlock all of the same features you’d get from having... Read more...
Those of you with kids and a significant other know the struggle when it comes to streaming music services. You can try to share an account with the little ones, who will leech on and seemingly fire up playlists during every waking moment (or at least when YOU want to rock out to some tunes), or suck it up and get them their own subscription. This is where family plans come into play, and Google is reportedly jumping on board with the multiple user movement.According to the folks at Android Police, new Nexus handsets and Chromebook models aren't the only thing Google will unveil tomorrow. It's also planning to announce a $14.99/month family streaming tier for its Google Play Music subscription... Read more...
Google launched a free version of its Google Play Music subscription service this week. The ad-supported free streaming service comes just days after a public spat between Apple and Taylor Swift put Apple Music back in the spotlight weeks after its official unveil.  The ad-supported Google Play Music service is a typical ‘try before you buy’ promotion. “We hope you’ll enjoy it so much that you’ll consider subscribing to Google Play Music to play without ads, take your music offline, create your own playlists, and listen to any of the 30 million songs in our library on any device and as much as you’d like,” said Google product manager Elias Roman in a blog post. The free version of Google... Read more...
It didn't take long for Google Play Music All Access (still a terrible name) to assert itself in the streaming music category and become a legitimate contender to the likes of Spotify and Slacker. But don't just take our word for it, take a gander at the number downloads the Google Play Music app has notched to date for Android -- over 500 million times on Google Play. That figure only includes the number of downloads on Google Play and doesn't take into account any downloads on iOS devices through iTunes. Even without that qualifier, it's still an impressive feat, as the Google Play Music app joins select company in Google Play's "500,000,000 - 1,000,000,000" category. According to Android Police,... Read more...
Google is getting a bit predictable in the sense that when it releases a product or service, you can expect it will have potential but lack certain features to be rolled out over time. Google Play Music is no exception, though it is another blueprint of how Google goes about releasing a product or service. It took some time for Google to add iOS support after launching its all-you-consume All Access subscription, and now Google Play Music has a new trick up its sleeve. The latest update -- version 5.3.1316 -- finally adds support for saving music to your mobile device's SD card, if it has one. You'll find the option in the Music Settings menu, which allows you to choose between internal or external... Read more...