Europe To See SoundCloud Subscription Service This Year

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SoundCloud is just one of many different streaming music services out there  and like most of if not all of them, SoundCloud also has an Android app available for users to install so they can enjoy their streaming music on the go just about anywhere. Up until more recently, SoundCloud was a little different than some of the most popular streaming music services in that they didn't offer any sort of subscription, however, that changed at the end of last year when the subscriptions service that SoundCloud had planned on launching was released out to users in the U.S. at $9.99 a month.

Although at the time of that launch last year SoundCloud hadn't offered the subscription option to its users in Europe, the plan was to get them on board and have it offered at some point in the future. SoundCloud's European users still don't have the option to sign up but it looks like the option will soon be official as SoundCloud has announced that they will be expanding it's licensing agreement with Sony/ATV music. With the licensing agreement now expanded, SoundCloud will be able to bring the new services to European users, which will include the subscription-based service called SoundCloud Go, and a version of the service which is backed by ads.

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While the advertising model of the service will be free for users, there is no word on an exact cost for the subscription-based service as of yet although it will likely be determined and made public once SoundCloud actually has a launch date planned. When SoundCloud launches the subscription service it's also possible that they have plans to launch it for all of Europe as well as UK users, although no details on that particular matter were mentioned. SoundCloud offers their GO service in the U.S. to Android, web, and iOS users with iOS users paying a slightly higher monthly premium to access it, which is quite likely to be the same for iOS users the European regions as well as in the UK if and when they launch it. For U.S. users, SoundCloud GO is already available in the Play Store via the original SoundCloud application.

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