In case you haven’t noticed, music streaming has gotten pretty big these days. The dark ages of scratchable CDs, unraveling cassettes, and those toothbrushes that played music are long gone. However, this has led to a bit of a strange issue: there are way too many streaming services out there. Between Spotify, Tidal, Amazon Music, Nabisco Radio…well, you get the idea. There’s a whole lot of options.
However, there is one streaming service that, in my humble opinion, is the very best. Like no one ever was. And, strangely enough, it’s not some underground indie streaming service with a catchy, trendy name like BackBeat or uRythm. It’s by a company that could light piles of money on fire Joker-style all day long for the rest of eternity. And it rhymes with Oogle.
The music streaming service, known as Google Play Music, definitely doesn’t get the respect it deserves. Which is strange, because pretty much everything else Google does seems to become used by everybody immediately. (Google Docs, YouTube, Google Plus…OK maybe not that last one)
But why am I praising it so much? Well, for one thing, it costs just $10 a month, the same as most of the competition. Additionally, in my time using the service, they had pretty much every band I’ve searched for, even the obscure bands like the Dollyrots, Calabrese, and Blitzkid. You know, the kinds of bands you list to people when you want it to seem like you’ve got a refined, hip taste in music. Which is what I just did.
However, included in that price is access to YouTube Red, which gives you ad-free YouTube videos along with the ability to download videos for offline viewing. You know, that thing people do sometimes that might be illegal. Additionally, you have access to a large number of podcasts, playlists, and radio stations, all located within the Play Music app.
I would definitely recommend Google Play Music. Of all the music services out there, it’s simply the best bang for your buck. Especially if you spend as much time listening to music, watching YouTube videos, and isolating yourself from society to consume media.
(And I would just like to clarify that Google has not paid me to do this review. But if they want to, I will gladly provide my Paypal information.)
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