Friday, November 21, 2014

Google Just Gave You a Good Reason to Quit Spotify (Gizmodo)

Given the popularity of music on YouTube, I suspect Google won't abandon this service after a year or two

"And then Google introduced YouTube Music Key, which gives YouTube all of the functionality its users have been clamoring for. First, you can watch music videos without any advertisements, so no more pre-roll before every darn Vevo hit. Second, you can now cache videos and playlists for offline playback on your phone. And finally, music will now continue to play in the background even when you switch to another app or lock your phone.

All of that, plus you get access to a full Google Music subscription, which is basically a Spotify clone. Once trials and introductory pricing wear off—you can get in for $8/month for a limited time, and the first six months are free—the whole shebang will cost $10 per month, the same exact amount as Spotify. In other words, you get the regular subscription music service you would be paying for anyway, plus a suite of neat new features that no one else can offer."
Google Just Gave You a Good Reason to Quit Spotify

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