Google offers 4 months of free Play Music


Google wants ramp up its race with Apple Music.
Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Mac

In an effort to compete with Apple Music, Google is offering a special July 4 four-month free trial of Play Music for users who live in the United States. The offer is available only to U.S. customers who haven’t previously signed up to the service.

Play Music boasts a library of more than 35 million tracks. Like Apple Music it costs $9.99 per month at full price, but has offered various reductions to try and pick up more subscribers — such as a Valentine’s Day promotion slashing 50 percent off the regular price.

A subscription to Play Music not only provides ad-free and unlimited access to Google’s library of tracks and albums, but also gives customers a subscription to YouTube Red, granting ad-free music videos, the ability to save videos offline, access to Red Originals, and background playback.

While Google’s Play Music service hasn’t released subscriber figures, Apple Music recently marked its one-year birthday by revealing that it has 15 million paying subscribers — approximately half the number that Spotify enjoys.

You can find out more about Google’s current offer by clicking here.


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