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Google launches Play Music All Access subscription service

  • Google launched its new streaming music subscription service, Play Music All Access, on Wednesday.

    The service enables users to listen to millions of tracks in addition to ones they already own.

    Google described it as "radio without rules".

    Play Music All Access is set to compete with rivals such as Spotify, Xbox Music, Rdio and Pandora.

    However, unlike many of its competitors there will be no free-to-use option after the initial 30-day trial period.

    Instead, users will have to pay a $9.99 monthly charge in order to access the songs using either an Android device or web browser.

    Pricing and availability outside of the U.S. is yet to be announced.

    The announcement sent shares in Google above $900 for the first time.

    Tagged as: Technology, Play Music, google play music search, streaming music service