Last year, when Google announced Google Play Music All Access at Google I/O we were so excited, but not that excited about the name since it was super long and unnecessary we thought. Now, Android Police have come across a new Google support page that mentions Google Play Unlimited Music Subscription as the new name of the service. Here’s an excerpt from that Google Support page:
“A Google Play unlimited music subscription (previously known as Google Play Music All Access) entitles subscribers to listen to unlimited music from the song titles available within Google Play on a monthly basis.”
We’ve been hearing about an unlimited music service coming from Google and YouTube soon, and it appears that this might be their way of making it easy to clarify between the two services, even though I still thinks redundant. But I’m sure Google has their reasons. I’ve been using Google Play Music All Access since it was announced last year, and I’m sure I’m not the only one around here. It’s a really great service, especially since it’s more than just personalized radio stations, and allows you to discover new artists very easily.
So Google Play unlimited music subscription. It’s still a pretty big mouthful but as long as it doesn’t go up in price or change how we use the service, I guess I’ll be fine with it. But these leaves the question of, will we see other Google Play Music subscription plans? Maybe one that’s just radio, for half the price, or even one that’s just radio with ads for free? I mean Google is an Ad company after all – over 90% of their revenue comes from ads. It’ll be interesting to see what happens here. Since the new name is already appearing on Support pages, we’ll likely see it announced very soon. How many of you like this new name for Google Play Music? Let us know in the comments below.