Google has announced its much anticipated music streaming service ‘Play Music All Access’ in the UK. The same was announced earlier at the search engine giant’s I/O conference in May this year. The portal will provide access to music from all the major record companies including top local as well as international labels.
‘Radio without rules’ as described by Google, the music streaming service focuses on music discovery based on the search made by the user which will be followed by an entire playlist of songs based on the preferences of other users with similar music tastes. According to Paul Joyce, product manager for Google Play Music, "All Access lets you create an ad-free, interactive radio station from any song or artist you love. You can add, remove or re-order your station and see what’s coming next. Or you can browse recommendations from our expert music team and explore songs by genre." Although the service comes with a freebie for users in UK, it will be come with a nominal price the next month thereafter. There is also a provision to store songs online which users can plug and play any time alongside the streaming. Google has stated that users will have a capacity to store up to 20,000 songs of their own.
Play Music All Access from Google will definitely have a stiff competition in market with established players like Spotify as well as another UK start-up Bloom.fm working to acquire users under their hood since long time.