BY: Brady Kain
Google has recently developed a new service that expands its consumer appeal even more. It has recently introduced Google Play Music All Access to rival the commonly used services of Spotify and Pandora. This new service will basically combine the best features of all similar services. With a subscription, a user can stream unlimited songs from Google’s server. Users can also merge their personal library with their music catalogs online. This service works both on the web and on mobile devices. You can also download playlists similar to Pandora, only you can see the playlist prior to playing it and rearrange and delete any songs if you desire. Google Play Music All Access rivals services such as Spotify, Pandora and Rhapsody and it will be interesting to see how it does in comparison to these services that are already in place.
The cost for a subscription to Google’s service is 10 dollars a month; however, if you join before June 30th it is only 8 dollars a month. I am curious to see if this pricing will affect the number of subscribers because it is more costly than most of the competitors such as Pandora and Spotify, but on the other hand it does offer a more convenient service. Also, will this service increase Google’s stronghold on the technology environment given the massive amount of Android subscribers that already exist?