Posts tagged with: Google Play Music All Access
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    Going back quite a while now, well into last year, we've been hearing about the idea of Google expanding its subscription music services beyond Play Music All Access to bring a subscription component to YouTube. It looked like it might arrive as YouTube Music Pass, and Google's even played on our awareness of that name to mess with the community a little, but we still had plenty of questions about just how it might work. Now the picture of this service might finally be coming together, as new leaks arrive arm-in-arm with a new name: YouTube Music Key. Remember those signs pointing to ...

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    Rumors surfaced back near the start of June that suggested Google was looking to improve its streaming music offerings a tad, and had its eyes on adding streaming provider Songza to its stable. Songza had built a reputation for delivering curated playlists ranging from broad genre themes, to narrowly focused mood-based lists, and sources claimed that Google was interested in using this know-how to improve its own Play Music offerings. Earlier this afternoon, Google finally made things official, announcing its acquisition of Songza. For the moment, don't expect any big changes: Songza will ...

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    Last year, during the 2013 Google I/O conference, we saw Google add to its growing media offerings with the launch of a streaming radio service, Google Play Music All Access. For $10 a month (or $8 for early adopters), users were able to enjoy unlimited streaming. But a year later, Google has new competition to face off against – new entities like Beats have joined the streaming game, and existing players continue to refine their offerings. How can Google put a little spring in the step of All Access? Well, it's looking like the company might finally be doing something about that ...

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    Google already sells music to download through its Play Store. It already has streaming radio with the subscription All Access service. From an outsider's perspective, it might seem that – so far as music is concerned – Google has all its bases covered. But now a new report suggests that Google's got its eye on growth yet again, and could be looking to snatch-up another streaming provider in the hopes of improving its music offerings. That provider is Songza, and its claim to fame is that beyond just artist- on genre-based playlists, its service can deliver music tailored for ...

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    Need something to help you bite the bullet on a brand-new Nexus 7 2013? Google may have you covered. Its latest Nexus 7 2013 deal tacks on a few months of Google Play Music All Access to the purchase of the tablet. If you haven't already subscribed to All Access, or had a free trial in the past, you're eligible to get three free months of the streaming-music service. This is valued at just south of $30, which is a fairly decent discount (considering this tablet only costs $230). To recap the technical specifications of the device briefly, it features a quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro ...

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    For as much as we enjoy the many services Google offers its users (and boy, does it offer a lot of them), it's no secret that where you live has a huge impact on the extent to which you're able to use them all. Users in the US are at a real advantage, often getting access to features and programs well in advance of their international counterparts. It may take a while, but often times we eventually see availability improve, like last summer when Google Play Music All Access got flipped-on in a bunch of new European nations. Today we learn of another big step forward in bringing All Access ...

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    It's been a long time coming: a native Google Play Music app for iOS, and one supporting Google's streaming All Access premium service, as well. We've been talking about the idea since back in May, though things really picked up early last month, when rumors started getting loud about an imminent launch. Claims of an October release date ended up falling through, but as we hit the midway point through November, Google has finally come through, delivering the app to the App Store this morning. Ultimately, the long wait for the app has been blamed on a desire “to bring it up to the level ...

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    A little earlier this week we got word that Google was greatly expanding the availability of Google Music and its All Access streaming platform, letting users in a number of new countries in on the action. Knocking down geographical barriers is well and good, but that's only one of the obstacles keeping Google Music away from more ears. Platform issues have been a problem as well, and while Google's offered its Google Music web app to iOS users, they've been missing out on key features like All Access. That may be all about to change very soon, with word that Google's been testing a new ...

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    Android fans in the United States don't know how good they have it; whenever a new feature rolls out, or a new device launches, they're often first to get a crack at it, and while some features eventually spread to other nations, others like Google Wallet remain US-only. This week we've got some good news for you international Android users, with word that Google's greatly expanding availability of both Play Music and its streaming All Access option to users in additional European countries. In addition to all the nations which could previously access Play Music, now we see that list grow ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Google Play Music All Access, which is now available in 9 more countries in Europe. We later talk about MixBit, which is the new invention behind the founders of YouTube. NVIDIA tablets are next as 2014 teases some Tegra 5 processors and tablets from the company running them. We later talk about the Sony Honami that's slated for IFA, and which is apparently going to be named the Sony Xperia i1. We end today talking about the possible retail price of Google Glass. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Google Play Music All Access goes ...

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    Back in May, we saw Google take the next logical step after selling digital music downloads and offering cloud storage for individual libraries, branching out into the streaming world with its own subscription service, Google Play Music All Access. In order to entice users, it had a special promo rate going, letting early adopters lock-in their subscriptions at $8 a month, versus the normal $10. With that promotion now over, how will it continue to attract new subscribers? A new report suggests that it's looking to carriers, talking with Verizon about a deal that would bundle All Access ...

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    Google had no new mobile hardware to show off at Google I/O this year, and while that left most of the tech world feeling pretty despondent, we didn't walk away empty handed. Google announced its new music streaming service that integrates seamlessly with its digital content store, Play Music All Access. The minute it became available, many of us here at Pocketnow signed up for a trial period. I was particularly thrilled at the thought of having a subscription streaming service work alongside all the existing music I've purchased from Google and the tracks I previously owned and uploaded ...

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    Have you tried out Google's new All Access streaming radio yet? Some of the early adopters playing around with the service had noticed that it sure seemed to be pulling down a lot of data – fine for those of us on unlimited or high-tier plans, but not great news for someone looking to keep their monthly use down. While Google did offer users some control over the amount of bandwidth consumed, there was only one option, letting you force the highest-quality possible. What it didn't have was any way to specify a preference for lower-bandwidth options, so unless you were keeping an eye on ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the HTC T6 phablet and some rumored specs that are already floating around. We later go through Google Play Music All Access and how it should land for iOS customers very soon. Moto X is next, and believe it or not, this phone will exist later this summer. We then talk about the future of the Nexus program according to a recent interview with Sundar Pichai. We end today's show talking about the Google Edition HTC One, which has gone official today and should be ready for shipping at the end of June. All this and more after the break. Stories: ...

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