Search giant Google first introduced its Music service in 2011, offering to store a user’s music collection in the cloud and stream it to their devices, and later merged that service into Google Play, the digital marketplace for the company’s Android devices. Now it seems like, Google has more plans to expand its music service. Financial Times has reported that Google is in negotiations with major music publishers to develop a Spotify-esque subscription-based streaming music service for its Android operating system.
Google launched its own digital music store over a year ago, but the new service which it’s planning to launch will be different from the digital tunes shop. Google’s new streaming music service will offer free unlimited access to songs with advertisements, along with subscription options.
Google said, “the streaming service will offer a subscription model as well as free unlimited access to songs, supported by advertising, mirroring models adopted by Spotify and Deezer.”
Google is in talks with “big music labels to launch a streaming service to compete with companies…” The new service is expected to launch in the third quarter of 2013.