Online music service Google Play Music All Access will give Android users access to millions of tracks on a paid subscription. The service supports search and recommendations, listening and sharing tracks with friends, and its functionality is comparable to developments of such competitors as Spotify and Pandora.
The service is available to the United States users only, and the subscription cost is $9.99 per month. The users will have a free 30-day period to test All Access, and those who sign-up before June 30th will get it for $7.99. The company plans to launch the service in other countries as well.
The competitors of Google’s All Access will be specialized services Pandora, Spotify and Last.fm, as well as Twitter Music.
According to eMarketer research firm, the number of activated Android smartphones in the U.S. is 44%, or 53M devices. According to Google, there are about 900M Android devices connected worldwide.