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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.

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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

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