There is no stopping Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) when it comes to introducing new features and services. Their one of the latest launches was Play Music All Accesses; it is a service for streaming music, which was introduced several months ago. Previously this service could only be used by desktop web and android users, however with new updates and development, Play Music will also be available to the users of other different operating systems.
Engadget says that Google is currently working on an iOS app that is native and is expected to be launched globally towards the end of this month. At the moment the app is still being worked on to remove and fix a few bugs.
Play Music is considered to be a competitor of Spotify. Play Music was introduced at the company’s I/O Conference where it was highlighted that it would also be available on iOS in a few weeks. Chrome and Android chief, Sundar Pichai, also talked about the same news at the D11 conference; however, since then there has been complete silence on the subject.
Parallel to Google’s Play Music launch is Apple Inc (NASDAQ:AAPL)’s iTunes Radio, which is a free service for music streaming and is supported by ads. iTunes Radio also brought an update to its mobile app on October 3rd; the app has been given a feature that allows the user to introduce custom stations and enjoy them for free.
Contrary to iTunes, Google’s Play Music has a monthly cost of $10. At this price, Play Music users can listen to their choice of music, customized stations and add songs to their playlist from their very own music library. The most important question at this point is whether users will have to make the payment for music to Google or through a subscription. Google is yet to comment on the prices and release date of the Play Music.