At this year's Google I/O, one of the more exciting announcements was Google Play Music All Access, the launch of the much-rumored subscription service. All Access launched to much fanfare across the Internet, and for good reason. Not only had Google managed to offer an unlimited subscription service but, they had managed to do so in their own way. Many of you are familiar with the concept of uploading your whole library to Google Music but, All Access allows you to add music from Google Play's extensive library to your own. Essentially, this makes All Access and your own music library integrate seamlessly.
As Android Police is reporting, the service has now gone live across Europe. Which means that folks like myself finally have access to it in the UK. It's going to cost £7.99 a month or â‚¬7.99 a month and if you become a paying customer before September 15th you'll continue to pay that price for the lifetime of your subscription. There's a free trial for a month, so to get that offer you really need to sign up in the next few days. You can get it by heading to the Play Music page in the Play Store. It's a quick and easy process and I was signed up in a matter of minutes. Here's the list of other countries in Europe that now have access to the service:
This brings Google Play's music offerings to many more countries and should present even more for Apple to worry about. While the music selection on Google Play Music isn't quite as broad as iTunes just yet, you might be surprised at what's on offer. In the UK, the albums offered are new and popular as well as some older but still great music as well. I can't speak for other countries in Europe, so let us know in the comments below what selection is like where you are!
It's no surprise that Google start rolling out these products in the US and then bring them elsewhere, and we're glad to see All Access spread further afield. Now, we're just waiting on a European release of Chromecast.