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Google announces Play Music All Access rival to Spotify

Google Play Music All Access allows unlimited music streaming

GooglePlay Music All Access

Google has announced an update to its Play Music service called All Access at Google I/O 2013.

The Android maker has announced Google Play Music All Access which allows users to stream music over the internet directly to their Android smartphone, tablet or via the web. The service, which rivals Spotify, lets users browse and listen to millions of tracks. See also: Google Play Games app leaked ahead of Google I/O.

As well as listening to music stored on the device itself, users can browse music by new releases, recommended, explore, curated playlists and more. Users can start listening to any tracks by hitting Listen Now. Content can be added to your own library but it's unclear whether it will be available offline.

A radio station mode automatically creates an endless playlist of related songs to the one you're listening to. Unlike other online radio stations, you can not only see what tracks are coming up next but remove ones you don't like by simply swiping them off the screen.

Play Music All Access costs $9.99 per month (the same as Spotify in the US) but users can try it for free for 30 days. It's launched in the US today and will launch in other countries soon.

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