Google to launch music streaming service today?

15th May 2013 | 13:46

Google to launch music streaming service today?

All may or may not be revealed at 5pm (UK time) today when Google delivers its keynote address

Rumours are rife that Google is set to launch a music streaming service to rival Spotify at its Google I/O developers' conference that's currently taking place in San Francisco.

The Verge reports that Google has now signed licensing deals with Universal Music Group and Sony Music Entertainment. These are in addition to the agreement that it's rumoured to have already brokered with Warner Music Group.

It's speculated that any such service may operate via both YouTube and Google Play - the company's entertainment hub - and work in a similar way to Spotify. However, the New York Times has suggested that there won't a free option and that it'll be paid subscriptions only.

All may or may not be revealed at 5pm (UK time) today when Google delivers its keynote address. This will be streamed live on the Google I/O website.

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