Google Play Music

Google's Play Music All Access subscription service is now streaming in Canada! By signing up to All Access, you can get a healthy cloud library of tunes, as well as your own private collection. Us Canadians are used to these sorts of services taking awhile to get up here, but it sure is welcome. As an early bird promotion, Google is cutting the normal subscription rate from $9.99 to $7.99, and tossing in 30 days of service for free. You'll also get Chromecast support as usual, plus, as of recently, you can stream out to Sonos.

Of course, Google Play isn't the only music service available on Android — be sure to check out our comparison of DoubleTwist, Google Play Music, Poweramp, Shuttle Music Player, and Equalizer+, as well as iMore's fantastic cloud music services show-down. Andrew also had some great stuff to say about All Access, if you're looking for thoughts and impressions. Canadians, are you interested in signing up to Google Play All Access? Which services do you subscribe to now?

 

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Google Play Music All Access crosses the border to Canada

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I think this article may be a little premature. I saw a report on CBCNews' twitter that Google was set to launch in Canada (maybe even later today) but hadn't yet. Hopefully this means the launch is imminent - even the music in the play store.

EDIT - just checked actually and All Access is live for me now, and so is the Music option in the Play store! Hooray!

Coincidentally, I'm in the US listening to Rush (I am not a cool person) on Google Play right now.

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Nice one! I wonder is there any way to transfer my playlists and stuff from a US?

Also is this gonna have the exact same music as the US version or will some music be missing?

WELCOME CANADIANS!!!! All Access is a really great service. IMO having the ability to upload your local collection in the cloud in combination with the streaming subscription service puts All Access over the top. Follow me on G+ google.com/+KyleOwens for recommendations and if you have any questions about All Access, I've been a subscriber since day one.

if I download a bunch of album's and my subscription ends and I don't renew it do I get to keep what I have downloaded? Yes I'm a newb to all this
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Like if I download a bunch of albums and then my subscription ends and I don't renew it can I keep what I have downloaded?

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Hmm, I activated my 30-day free trial; now I see that there is a 60-day free trial promotion today only. I wonder if they'll extend the extra time to me.....?

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Out of curiosity I remember my American friends having access to their existing music collection that's stored in the cloud - is this something I would have to pay for?? Or would I just need to buy songs etc?

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The launch of Google Play Music has successfully became an instant hit and gained popularity across both the web and Android users.It was launched back in 2011 and has been re-branded as Google Play Music in 2012.

One thing's for sure. You better have a great data package because this app chews right through it. The radio isn't as good as others. ie. Slacker, Songza or even Rdio. I like the interface the best though. And I have enough free space on my phone to get away with playing music offline. Overall, I am happy with it.

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