A few days ago, Google introduced an improved version of its Google Play Music app, and integrated its new online music service called Google Music All Access, which is a catalog of 18 million songs that you can stream from both your smartphone and the desktop application. All Access doesn’t just stand up to its competitors in regards to quality, but is also cheaper in price than its main competitor, Spotify.
Initially, the service will begin in the U.S., but it has been confirmed that it will also open up to European markets. One of the incentives to the release is that Google is offering a one-month free trial of its new toy. Also, if you subscribe before June 30, and you decide to continue using it after the trial period, the price will be $7.99 instead of $9.99, which is what the equivalent service costs with Spotify Premium.
With Google Music All Access, you can search among a catalog of music without any restrictions, accessing several radio stations, and, most importantly, you can download music and listen to it offline. Google Play Music already allowed you to add songs from your own collection and automatically sync them with all your devices, purchase music just as you would with Apple iTunes, and share these songs with your friends.
The sound quality is excellent, with a playback of at least 320 Kbps, which is really good compared to its competitors, Spotify and Rdio. You can also adjust the quality for when you don’t have a great connection. Free services, such as Pandora, don’t even come close, and can play music at 128 Kbps.
For the time being, there is only an official Android app, although a few days ago an iOS version called gMusic appeared that allows you to access All Access’ catalog, and can be downloaded on iTunes for $1.99.
With this new addition, Google combines the features offered by Spotify and iTunes into one hub with its own application, just as it combined all its cloud storage space with Gmail and Drive, boosting all its services and simplifying its software line to make life easier for users. If in addition to all this you take into account its controversial augmented reality glasses, it really blows your mind. What’s next, a smart suit?
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