Google to launch music streaming service to rival Spotify?
Google is reportedly working on a music streaming service to rival Spotify.
The search giant will offer users free unlimited listening supported by adverts, alongside ad-free subscription options, the Financial Times reports.
Google is apparently in talks with major record labels to provide users with access to a library of millions of songs.
The launch of the new venture is said to be “impending”, with Google looking to pre-install the service on all Android devices.
The company launched Google Music in the US in 2011. Since rebranded as Play Music, it is also available in a few European countries and allows users to purchase songs and stream existing tunes to Android devices.
Google has had a difficult relationship with the music industry in recent times. The Recording Industry Association of America, which represents US labels and distributors, criticized it for linking to piracy websites. Read More
Posted on February 24, 2013, in #technology and tagged google, music stream, recording industry association, recording industry association of america, Spotify, streaming service. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.