Google Rolls-Out Play Music Family Plan

Google Play Music, on Wednesday announced a new family plan that gives six different family members unique accounts and access to the music streaming service.

The package enables you and your immediate family members to avail the services of Google Play Music for $14.99 per month.

Features remains the same, including ad-free, unlimited access to more than 35 million audio tracks. Each family will also be able to stream simultaneously on any device, says Google.

Music can be heard via the apps for Android and iOS or through the Play Music website. Google will also keep family member’s playlists and favorites separate.

“For families like mine, we’re happy to start offering the Google Play Music family plan today. With the family plan, you and up to five family members can subscribe to Google Play Music — together — for just $14.99 per month. You’ll unlock all of the same features you’d get from having individual subscriptions, including ad free, unlimited access to more than 35 million songs and the ability for each family member to stream simultaneously on any device, all for one low price”, says Eunice Kim, product manager for Google Play.

With the help of Google Play Music family plan, you will be able to get personalized music recommendations tailored to the music you like.

For instance, if you are listening to Hindi songs, you will get best suggestions of various songs of this language. Your partner will be able to get recommendations based on their individual preference. They will not be able to view the kind and type of music you are listening.

One potential advantage over competing service is that Google Play Music works with YouTube, meaning you’ll also get a family subscription to YouTube Red in the U.S. where Red is offered.

Keep in mind, the six people do not have to be related. It also applies to friends, coworkers, even strangers. You can pick any five people you want. So while you can share it with your Uncle Dick, Nana, or your mom, you can also hook up your next-door neighbor.

The plan will be out in the coming days on Android devices in the US, Canada, the UK, Australia, France and Germany, with more countries to follow soon.

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