Google Play Music All Access set to take on Spotify

gp all accessAs expected, Google has officially launched Google Play Music All Access, and it’s going live today in the US. It’s Googles answer to Pandora & Spotify, and it you’ll be able to access it on music2almost anything from web browsers to phones and tablets. Google Play Music All Access looks to combine music on-demand with the discovery as you’ll be able to fire it up and listen to random tunes or “discover” new songs by making stations. The interface is certainly snazzy and has a few new features like Explore and Listen Now. You’ll also be able to access your tunes in Google Music so everything will be tied together nicely. One of the things we liked was the ability to manage your queue  through swipes. You can swipe to take a peek at what songs coming up next, and you can swipe away any tracks you don’t want in your lineup. Everything they showed in the demo looked fluid, and you’re not going to have to wait to see it in action for yourself. The subscription service is going live today in the US, and it’s going to set you back $9.99 a month. There’s a 30-day free trial, and you can get a discounted rate of $7.99 per month if you sign up before June 30th. We’ll have more on the new service later in the week after we’ve spent some time with it. The service is supposed to go live today, but we’re assuming that’s not going to happen until after Google I/O wraps up for the day. We’ll post a download link as soon as one become available. Update – It’s live, and it’s pretty sweet. Hit the link if you’re ready to start your 30-day trial. Google Play Music All Access

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