Hey music junkies, it's definitely looking as if you'll have one more source to get your tunes from. Google is reportedly set to launch a new subscription-based music streaming service -- similar to Spotify and Rdio -- some time in its third quarter as part of its Google Play offering.
Now, some of you Android users probably already know that Google already offers music downloads through its Google Play store, but streaming is a new thing that Google would be smart to go after. We're now starting to really see the digital music trend start to shift slightly more away from purchasing and storing music locally toward streaming it remotely from the cloud -- or basically "renting" music at a monthly rate.
Apple had also been long rumored to be developing its own music streaming service, but if the Google rumors are true, it looks like Big G will beat its largest competitor to the chase. Nothing has been confirmed yet, so we'll just have to wait and see what's up with this.
For now, we've still got Spotify and Rdio and Pandora and Songza, which are all awesome music streaming options. And then there's iTunes, of course, if actually owning the music you like is still really your thing.
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