Google is set to take on Spotify (and the rest of the music streaming industry) with its subscription based Play Music All Access service. It’s already available online and on Android, and service will launch on iOS in “a couple of weeks” according to Sundar Pichai, Google’s senior vice president for Android, Chrome and Google Apps.
“In Google’s fundamental DNA…is that we wanted to be universally accessible, and I think that philosophy carries through to today,” said Pichai. “A couple of weeks from now, we’re going to launch Google All Access Music… the teams are working like crazy to make it available on iOS.”
Google’s music streaming service officially launched on May 15 at the company’s annual I/O conference, offering a mix of online radio and on-demand streaming for $9.99 per month with a free 30 day trial.
Pichai’s announcement came during the All Things Digitial D11 conference, which has been packed with news. Apple CEO Tim Cook recently hinted at the progress of iOS 7 and the elusive iWatch and Motorola CEO Dennis Woodside confirming the company’s first Google-branded smartphone, Moto X, will be made in America.