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Google Play Music family plan arrives to challenge Apple

One of Apple Music‘s best features is its family plan, which lets six people share an account for just $15 per month. Now Google is finally rolling out its own plan with the same great deal and a few extra perks.

The Google Play Music family plan launched on Wednesday, though it was originally announced back in September. Once you sign up you and five other people can stream unlimited ad-free music at the same time for just $14.99 per month. Google also offers the option to upload 50,000 tracks from your own personal library into the cloud in case you find some gaps in the company’s own selection.

As an added bonus, Google Play Music subscriptions include YouTube Red. The company’s new service lets you watch YouTube videos without any ads. It also lets you save videos for offline viewing or play them in the background while using another app. To be fair, Apple Music does include some music videos, but it can’t compete with YouTube’s massive selection.

Google’s new family plan will launch in the U.S., U.K., Canada, Australia, France and Germany in the next few days with even more countries coming later. The service will cover Google Play Music on Android, iOS and in your browser.

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Jacob Kleinman

Jacob Kleinman has been working as a journalist online and in print since he arrived at Wesleyan University in 2007. After graduating, he took a...Jacob Kleinman has been working as a journalist online and in print since he arrived at Wesleyan University in 2007. After graduating, he took a...


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