Google Reportedly Developing Music Streaming Service


Spotify, the online music streaming company, might soon have a new competitor in Google. The search giant is reported to have already initiated talks with several music publishers to give shape to a music streaming service for Android. Google is said to have something similar with its YouTube video site that is also reported to be in negotiations with music companies for hosting music videos or just the songs sans the video. Both will be under the ambit of a paid subscription model.

Google currently offers Google Music where users are able to store their music online allowing users to listen to their songs from just about anywhere with an active internet connection. Google Music competes with the Apple iTunes with similar services. Interestingly, Apple is also reported to be in talks to have in place a Pandora-esque online Radio service, which is speculated to be ready by this year itself.

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