Google Play Music to offer freemium tier
Google has just announced its version of ad-supported, free music streaming called Google Play Music. On its Android blog, the company said “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.” The post later went on to mention that there would be a paid, ad-free version available as well.
With the introduction of Google Play Music, ad-supported streaming services like Spotify and Pandora have just gained some strong competition. While the service could turn out a bit of a flop like Google+, the tech giant’s proven success in other areas like its Android phones and Google Chrome web browser show that their music service has potential to be a large hit despite the existence of established companies in the field. With library of over 30 million songs, Google Play Music certainly has the resources to succeed with their new service.