Published on: 2015-06-25 00:28:24 - in Entertainment Category
Google launches free music streaming service
When Google bought Songza a year ago, it was clear that the company had intentions to make its presence felt in the entertainment industry. Like the proverbial journey of a thousand miles that begins with a single step, Google has finally launched its first free music streaming app. The app runs on the platform of Songza which had already been built for streaming of music prior to its acquisition by google.
Roman Elias, Google’s product manager, said on the blog post that announced its release on Tuesday 23rd 2015 that they would leverage on the subscriptions they already had on the google play music subscriber. Subscribers were initially required to pay a monthly flat rate and then gain access to unlimited tracks. In an interview with Reuters, he also added that the new service will expose a lot of people to good free entertainment. The new streaming service will however be free of charge and users that hadn’t subscribed to their play streaming service will still have access to the service.
The company and the artists will generate income from ads placed much the same way other google ads are placed on their different products.