May 14th, 2013

Nexus 4 Google Play Music

With less than 24 hours until Google I/O officially kicks off in San Francisco, it only makes sense that something would leak out before then. Well, something did… and it’s kind of a doozy. The long rumored Google music streaming service could be announced at tomorrow’s Google I/O, thanks to a newly inked deal with Sony Music Entertainment, and Universal Music Group.

With these big names already on board with YouTube and Google Play, a separate licensing deal will be made so that Android users (most likely only those in the US) will be able to pay for a subscription-based streaming music. Keep in mind that if this pans out, Google will be successful at beating Apple to the music streaming punch. Something, I’m sure, Tim Cook wont be too happy about. No word on pricing but all-you-can-stream music services typically cost around $10. Having grown weary of Rdio, this Android blogger can’t wait!

[via The New York Times | The Verge]