Google’s Subscription Music Service Lands in Europe
Nearly three months after it went live in the U.S. and a few weeks after it came to Australia and New Zealand, Google has just launched its Play Music All Access subscription-based streaming service in a bunch of European countries.
A new international availability page shows that Music All Access is now available in 12 countries: Australia, Austria, Belgium, France, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, New Zealand, Portugal, Spain, United Kingdom, and the United States.
Google’s Spotify rival allows users to stream millions of tracks for a set monthly price, and all of the music appears alongside their already-purchased (or uploaded) music in their libraries. Google Play Music All Access also offers curated playlists, recommendations, and a radio feature. For more on the service, check out our walkthrough.
Pricing is similar to what you find in the U.S. and Australia, with monthly fees totaling £9.99 in the U.K. and €9.99 elsewhere. Google is running a similar promotion to the one they ran when the service first launched in the U.S. – sign up before September 15th and your monthly price is cut to £7.99 (and €7.99).
As Google Play Music All Access launches in these 9 new areas, it might spur the company to get moving on an iOS app. Google suggested back in May that an iOS Play Music app was imminent (a couple of weeks away), but they’ve yet to launch it.[Google Play via Android Police]