Google’s Music Streaming Service Draws From Pandora and Spotify Models

google, pandora, spotify, all access, music streaming, mobile apps, social mediaGoogle launched All Access music streaming service today, first leaked yesterday, that seeks to bring customized radio stations, on-demand streaming and the user’s stored music library into the same interface.

Chris Yerga, the engineering director for Android, called the service “the best of both worlds: your personal library blended with ours.”

The all-in-one service works on desktop and mobile devices. It allows users to import their music libraries or select songs to stream. Any song can also be used as the basis of a Pandora-style radio station. The service uses the user’s previous listening to generate recommendations, which can be sorted by genre.

The service, which is live, costs $9.99 per month in the United States after a 30-day free trial. Users who begin a free trial on or before June 30 will be be locked in at a promotional rate of $7.99 a month. iOS devices cannot access the service, however.

All Access music will roll out to additional countries “soon,” Yerga said. Google also plans to build similar interfaces for books and movies.

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