The Google Play Music subscription streaming music service has gone live in Australia and New Zealand. It's the first foray of Google Music on the international scene, and it will help the Google Play Store be a bigger player for music. It's for the upcoming Google Music vs iTunes Radio battle that will unfold next year, as Apple and Google try to drive people to their respective iTunes Music Store and Google Play Store while supporting its Android platform.
Both Google Play Music and iTunes Radio are free streaming music services that are likely to offer premium subscriptions, as well as add fuel to the fire of downloads from the Google Play Store and iTunes Music Store. The difference between the two is that Google Play Music is only try before you buy for 30 days, while Apple is likely to keep a freemium tier for iTunes Radio, as well as a premium subscription. After 30 days, a Google Play Music subscription is $10 a month and $12 a month starting in September.
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