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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?

There are 38 comments

mzanette says:


My Play Store hasn't been updated yet but I can access it through a web browser.


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JJDigitized says:

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!

cybik says:

We now do :)

kb2755 says:

Awesome news! Been waiting on this for a while

Interesting that Google beat Spotify here.

BlueAce127 says:

...and the whole country rejoiced!

Sent from Galaxy Nexus with AOKP 4.4

eahinrichsen says:

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

Posted from one of an unnecessarily large collection of Nexus devices because I'm That Guy

My Uncle Jordan recently got a nearly new silver Ford Mustang Convertible just by some parttime working online with a lap-top. see this and earn money to buy mobiles easly ...........

kgh00007 says:

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?

Tietherope says:

Signed up and playing around with it now. Glad it's finally here!

Ryan Boyko says:

This is the best say ever

Haris Ayub says:

Rdio is my favorite

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griftercm says:

Yaaaaaaaaay, finally. Signed up. Google, take my money!

chrismage says:

Isn't available for me yet, hopefully later today.

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BldyIdt says:

I'm can hear the Canadians screaming from joy XD.

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chrismage says:

Got it Yay!

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Anna Arron says:

Nice step, but we still don't have Google Voice. I could use a little of that because

These bots are getting smarter!!

K2theIzzo says:

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+ for recommendations and if you have any questions about All Access, I've been a subscriber since day one.

MBCrunch says:

Awesome! I got a free 60 day trial since I have a Chromebook and I'm glad I get to try it out first

5L Mustang says:

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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nnimkar says:

If you just download, no. If you purchase, yes.

5L Mustang says:

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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JSKershaw says:

Wow, finally. I needed a service other than iTunes to purchase music. At least it's finally here!

trekk says:

Happy it's here, signed up to the service will cancel Xbox Music

wonder how many cancellations xbox will get, cancelled mine this morning,

Dan Royea says:

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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jimrebello says:

Isn't the 60 day trial only if you have a chromebook?

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Devhux says:

Hoping I can figure out how to cache radio stations for offline use

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Ryde04 says:

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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Devhux says:

You can upload 20000 songs to the cloud and access them for free.

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Ryde04 says:

Thank you!

Giang Do2 says:

Hello every body Game Android free here

robinscully says:

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.

neo905 says:

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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renetetrault says:

Already Cancelled Rdio and subscribed to Google All Access. I've been waiting for two years for this day to come.