Google has launched a new free Play Music package this week that provides a free additional option to their service for those that would prefer not to pay the $9.99 monthly subscription.
The free Play Music package is advertising supported and helps the service compete with the likes of
Spotify and others that offer free services.
Last month Apple also announced their music streaming service Apple Music that offers a 3 month trial for users. After which a single subscription is available for $10 per month and a family subscription for $14.99 per month.
Using the free version of Google Play users will be able to select themed stations such as ‘Driving’ or ‘Working Out,’ as well as being able to search by genre, artist, or song to create a station to sit their preferences.
Up until now Google Play Music has only been available in the US however the new free, ad-supported version of Play Music is expected to rollout worldwide. Also users that upgrade to a paid subscription will also have the enjoyment of no adverts, unlimited access to the music library, offline listening, and background features for music videos on YouTube.
At any moment in your day, Google Play Music has whatever you need music for—from working, to working out, to working it on the dance floor—and gives you curated radio stations to make whatever you’re doing better. Our team of music experts, including the folks who created Songza, crafts each station song by song so you don’t have to. If you’re looking for something specific, you can browse our curated stations by genre, mood, decade or activity, or you can search for your favorite artist, album or song to instantly create a station of similar music.
For more information on the new free Play Music service jump over to the Google website for details via the link below.