Having launched in the US back in May, Australians now have access to Google Play Music All Access, Google’s subscription streaming music service. There’s a 30-day free trial on offer; after that, you’ll pay $9.99 a month.
The $9.99 price is identical to the US, but only applies if you sign up before the end of August; after that, it will cost $11.99. As well as listening to Google’s stream of “millions” of songs, you can store 20,000 of your own songs in the cloud for streaming access. The locker feature is available to non-paying customers as well.
Local head Ruuben Van Den Heuvel tells Gizmodo that the delay in setup was due to wanting to ensure that local music relevant to Australians was curated into the service. We’ll translate that as “licensing difficulties.”