Google first introduced its music streaming service – Play Music All Access – at I/O in May, but it only launched in the United States to begin with. Now Google has brought the service to the UK, along with several other European countries. As Android Police points out, you can sign up for a free trial 30 day trial and begin streaming unlimited music to the desktop, as well as Android devices.
And the introductory price is cheaper than Spotify too. Google will be offering All Access for £7.99 a month if you sign up before September 15th, a rate that will be locked in if you keep subscribing. Otherwise, the monthly price will be the same as Spotify and Rdio at £9.99 a month. Just like those two services, All Access will let you stream an unlimited amount of music to your devices, and also let you create custom radio stations based on your favourite artists.
Google will even allow you to store your own music on its servers. Using the company’s music manager app, you can upload up to 20,000 tracks that will sit patiently in the cloud, waiting to be streamed at any time to compatible devices. That should to free up some valuable storage space on your smartphone or tablet, but you’ll be using quite a bit more of your own bandwidth in exchange.
There still isn’t an Play Music app available for iOS, but Android and web users can start streaming through All Access right now.