|Google Play Music All-Inclusive
Google Play Music All-Access
Google Play Music All-Access is a music streaming service from Google. All-Access means that you can stream any music available on Google Play Music without any restrictions. Of course, this service is not for free as the artists and the whole music industry wants to get some money as well. So this All-Access package will cost 9,99 €/month or 7,99 €/month when you subscribe before January 15th. In addition, there is a 30 days trail so you can test it out for one month for free.
Lets take a look now what you get for that money.
Functions of Google Play Music
With Google Play Music you can access lots of music, handle your own music, manage playlists, explore new artists and many more things. Google Play Music is available as app for your Android (and iOS) smartphone or tablet as well as on PC, in fact, it runs in a browser so basically nearly everywhere where you have an up to date browser available.
Two of my top features are the following:
- Upload your own music.
You can upload your own music (up to 20.000 songs) and take this tracks, albums and artists as basis for custom radio stations to explore tons of new music.
- Download everything.
You can download everything to your mobile device (as long as you have memory available) to listen to the music even when your out, traveling, commuting, or where ever you want.
|Functions in the App
Listen Now is a list of your most and most recent listened to music. Also there you will find some radio station suggestions based on the music you most listen to most or recently. You can limit the shown content to music on the device only or all music.
My Library contains every track, album or artist that you have added to your personal library. You can add everything just by selecting to do so, regardless if it's your own music (that you have uploaded or purchased) or if it's just music you have access to by the subscription. You can limit the shown content to music on the device only or all music.
You can create your own playlists and listen to them. This playlists will be available on all your devices that you use Google Play Music on. You can also share playlists or explore playlists shared with you. You can limit the shown content to music on the device only or all music.
Radio is one of the greatest features. You can select an artist, a song, a album, a genre, basically what ever you want and let Google create a radio stream for you based on your selection. This radio stream you can further edit, you can skip songs, rearrange them or just let them play straight. You can also store this selection as a Playlist.
|Starting radio by artist
|Radio stream is being created
|Edit or arrange the radio stream as you wish
Explore provides the option to find new music by genre, featured lists, recommended lists based on your fondness or new releases. It is again a great source to find new music that could interest you.
|Explore by genres
|Explore by recommended lists
My personal conclusion
My personal opinion on this streaming service is that it's absolutely worth to get. I was using it a lot over the last weeks and really liked it. This way I discovered lots of great music from artists I did not know about before or that I just forgot about by time. Also I was listening to a lot of very old songs that called lots of memories in me as well as new songs that inspired me.
For me this is a great service and I am going to keep the subscription running.
To get started, just check out the Google Play Store or follow this link. Don't forget, there are 30 days free trail so if you have not checked it out already, maybe it's a good idea to do so.
As a side note, I like to listen to music while I am working (or writing this blog). Mostly I am listening to more chilling, mainly instrumental music in that case. When I am at home, then I usually connect my Nexus 7 (2012) tablet with my sound-system by a Logitech Wireless Speaker Adapter and just stream it over the tablet.