Google unveils new music downloading service

Google unveils new music downloading service

May 20, 2013 Updated May 20, 2013 at 11:08 AM EDT

(WKBW) - Big name music download companies like iTunes and Spotify are going to get a run for their money as Google has unveiled a new music downloading service.

At the Google I/O conference, the internet search engine flaunted a new subscription music service called Google Play Music All Access.

The service, which Google says "blends your music collection with ours across multiple devices," launched in the U.S for $9.99 per month.

Those who subscribe by June 30th however will pay $7.99 a month, and are given a 30-day free trial.

Google Play Music All Access will join the plethora of existing music services and battle to have the most songs to stream and the most users. Google didn't announce which record labels it has on board, but it has been heavily rumored that Google made licensing deals with Universal and Sony Music Entertainment.

Some of the new features of Google Play Music All Access include unlimited music enjoyment, custom radio with unlimited skips, a free place to store your music collection, and the ability to listen to music on or offline.

Google's engineering director Chris Yerga said at the I/O conference that Google Play Music All Access is best described as "a music service that's about music...not the technology behind it."

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