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Google Play Music debuts a new family plan for $14.99, wants you to break up with Spotify

By dkpope · 6 replies
Sep 29, 2015
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  1. [parsehtml]<p><img src="https://static.techspot.com/images2/news/bigimage/2015/09/2015-09-29-image-3.png" /></p> <p>Google Play Music users can now sign up for a new family plan and stop accidentally listening to someone else&#39;s weird music. Google announced at the Nexus event that for the <a href="http://techcrunch.com/2015/09/29/google-introduces-google-play-music-family-plan-14-99-for-up-to-6-people/">price of $14.99 you can get six different profiles</a> so that each member of the family gets music recommendations based on their individual taste.</p> <p>If the price point seems familiar that&rsquo;s because it&rsquo;s the same, exactly, as the Apple Music family plan which also works for up to six people.</p> <p>That said, with Google Play Music you get more device options. Google&#39;s offering is available in 58 countries for Android and iOS. Users can also stream songs using web browsers, a Chromecast, Android TVs and more. Apple Music on the other hand only works on Apple devices at this point, although an Android version is known to be in the works.</p> <p>Many people are already using Spotify, so why not use their family plan? It&#39;s actually more of a family discount: Users can get 50 percent off additional accounts for family members. At Spotify, $14.99 only gets you two accounts, it&#39;s almost $35 for six accounts.</p> <p>Google may be playing catch up to other music streaming services but with a competitive price point and many streaming options, they are primed to be a valid choice.</p><p><a rel='alternate' href='https://www.techspot.com/news/62274-google-play-music-debuts-new-family-plan-1499.html' target='_blank'>Permalink to story.</a></p><p class='permalink'><a rel='alternate' href='https://www.techspot.com/news/62274-google-play-music-debuts-new-family-plan-1499.html'>https://www.techspot.com/news/62274-google-play-music-debuts-new-family-plan-1499.html</a></p>[/parsehtml]
  2. TitoBXNY

    TitoBXNY TS Addict Posts: 238   +54

    I use Spotify and love the convenience of setting up Playlists and listening on multiple devices. This offer is tempting and I will certainly check it out.
  3. MonsterZero

    MonsterZero TS Evangelist Posts: 546   +297

    Not a spotify fan at all, but I am glad to see google get with the competition. They should create a 2 user account for like $12.99
  4. Zenodroid

    Zenodroid TS Booster Posts: 132   +28

    Make play music for all platforms, and even tv. lower the price even more and add more music. a much more userfriendly ui, like spotify has. and ill maybe change, but only maybe.
  5. alabama man

    alabama man TS Guru Posts: 563   +355

    I don't listen that much so everything over 5€ a month is too much, at 2€ would buy instantly. Internet radio is good and free, if you know your stations there's no ads and quality is good enough if you don't own 10 000$ high end audio system.

    Most people with 4 children or more are religious or live in third world countries and don't like/have technology that much. Easy to make this kind of package "cheap" cause no one will buy it.
  6. Kibaruk

    Kibaruk TechSpot Paladin Posts: 3,745   +1,144

    Hopefuly Spotify will cheapen up the prices, I believe the service is expensive in the year run, even when it's just a cheap meal.
  7. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 8,647   +3,285

    Yeah I was listening (disinterestedly) to them babble on about it which seemed like forever. Either way I'm not interested in either music providers, or whatever they're called.

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