Google I/O: "All Access" Music Service

By Norman Chan

Competitor to Spotify with some unique features.

One of the first big consumer announcements at today's Google I/O keynote: Google is launching a music subscription service in the vein of Spotify and Rdio. It's called All Access, and give subscribers access to 2 million songs at launch. Like other streaming services, All Access will feature personalized recommendations curated by "music editors." It'll also generate radio playlists, but will let users reorder tracks in that playlist and even remove unwanted songs ahead of time. That's a feature Spotify could easily implement, but would be outside the domain of Pandora's capabilities, given its music licensing arrangements All Access Pricing is $10/month, with an introductory price of $8/month for users to sign up before June 30th.