Google today launched a new streaming music service with a discovery engine for finding new music, to compete with Rdio and Spotify. Google Play Music All Access lets you start with any song and automatically build a custom streaming radio station of similar songs. Unwanted songs can be dismissed and re-ordered. The service is integrated into Google Play Music as Listen Now. The service works on Android phones and tablets, and the web, and integrates your own music library with the streaming catalog. The service launches today in the U.S. for $9.99/month, with a 30-day free trial. Users who sign up before June 30th can lock in a special $7.99 monthly rate.
The lengths people will go to PAY MONTHLY for music...
... just amazes me. Even if you have an iPhone there's plenty of space on the device to store your own high-quality MP3s that you can enjoy 24/7 without using so much as one byte from your data plan. It just floors me how people will shovel $9.99 a month into a service like this or go with a free low-res service like Pandora that will light fire to your data plan. It's like people can't wait to find a way to waste money.
Done. I am sold signing up today. Screw Spotify its been having so many issues with the mobile app that I have not been able to properly enjoy my service for this month and we are already half way through the month. Canceled today.