Google has announced Google Play Music All Access, a new music subscription service.
All Access starts with Explore. It’s the guided way for you to browse an entire collection of millions of tracks. When entering Explore you are provided with personalized recommendations based on your listening preferences. There’s also a section you can swipe over to that shows featured content such as top albums and songs as well as playlists from a staff of music experts.
Anything you’re listening to in All Access can be instantly turned into a Radio Station. Hit Start Radio, the song keeps playing, but in the background All Access has made a never ending mix of related tracks. If you’re curious about what’s coming up, you can swipe to peak ahead. More notably, you can tap on the playlist icon to see in detail everything that’s coming up and tailor it to your needs. So if there’s something there you don’t want to hear, swipe it away. You can also reorder tracks in the queue.
All Access blends your catalog with the millions of tracks available via subscription. My Library stores not only your personal library but anything discovered and added from All Access.
Listen Now uses the power of Google to find new music you will love. In the Listen Now view you will see albums you’ve added recently, tracks played recently, new releases from artists you enjoy, and radio stations that are created for you automatically.
Pricing and Availability
All Access is priced at $9.99/month in the U.S. with a 30 day free trial. It’s launching today and will be rolling out to additional countries soon. If you start a trial by June 30th, you will pay $7.99/month.