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Google Play Music All-Access launches as a Spotify and Pandora competitor for streaming music service

News by Andrew Kameka on Wednesday May 15, 2013.

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Google Music delivers on-demand music streaming to Android and the web, and now Google is launching Play Music All Access to introduce a music streaming service that is more akin to Spotify, Pandora, and Rdio - constantly and automatically adding new music.

At its Google I/O developer conference today, Google announced Play Music All Access, a new music service that provides on-demand streaming of a massive song library. Similar to competing services, All Access lets users hear new and favorite music at any time rather than asking users to upload their personal libraries of existing songs.

All Access also has "Listen Now" for a Pandora or Songza-style streaming service. It has "radio without rules" as Google's Chris Yerga describes, that curates and creates playlists to listen to on a whim. It has genre-specific stations that can create queues based on music tastes, and users have the option to dismiss specific songs that do not appeal to them.

Google Play Music All Access will cost $9.99 per month in the U.S., and a free trial is available. It launches today in the U.S. and will be available to other countries later. Customers who sign-up by June 30 will pay only $7.99.

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