When Google announced its new music subscription service, YouTube Music Key, it mentioned that subscribers would also get access to Google Play Music’s streaming service. Well, it looks like as if it’ll work the other way, too: Google has started sending notes to Google Play Music All Access subscribers that they’ll get access to YouTube Music Key, and during the beta period to boot. It’s unclear whether Google Play Music subscribers will get a crack at the introductory $7.99 price or if they’ll still pay the $9.99 that Google Play Music charges per month. If you’re not in that boat and want an invite to YouTube Music Key, you can sign up here.
Third-party app support is coming to Sonos with the launch of Google Play Music: Users of Google’s music service can now cast directly to Sonos speakers.
It’s a smart move by Google, if it can get its own streaming music service on iOS before Apple’s own iRadio service debuts.
Reports indicate Apple is still working out the licensing details with music publishers for its “iRadio” service.