Four free months of Google Play Music now offered for new subscribers

Four free months of Google Play Music now offered for new subscribers

Google usually offers three free months of Google Play Music for new subscribers, after which they have to pay $9.99 per month if they want to continue to use the music streaming service.

However, it looks like the Mountain View company wants to enlarge its pool of subscribers by running a promotion on its music service. For a limited time, Google offers new customers four free months of Google Play Music instead of just three.

Nothing else changed regarding the service's price, so you'll still have to pay $9.99 after the four-month trial that Google is now offering. Keep in mind that the promotion is aimed at new subscribers, so if you've been paying for the service and stopped at some point, you won't be able to take advantage of the offer.

It's worth noting that this is not the first time that the search giant is running such a promotion on the Google Play Music service, and it probably won't be the last. Anyway, if you haven't tried it yet, it's definitely worth saving $10 and take advantage of the deal, especially that Google Play Music is one of the best music streaming services out there.

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28 Comments

1. tallmatt81

Posts: 71; Member since: Dec 22, 2016

What is this lie? It only says 2 months on Google's site

2. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Maybe it varies country to country, I just opened the link here in Canada and it's showing 4 months...

3. tallmatt81

Posts: 71; Member since: Dec 22, 2016

EDIT: I got the 4 months, after going to 4 different sites. That was odd, must be 1 month per site?

4. Flash

Posts: 1972; Member since: May 19, 2017

$10/month for ad free YouTube videos and Google Play Music is worth it.

8. L0n3n1nja

Posts: 1511; Member since: Jul 12, 2016

I did the trial of the music a year or 2 ago and got hooked, didn't even realize when I signed up it removed ads from YouTube. Greatest thing ever!

10. mattkl

Posts: 255; Member since: Feb 01, 2010

Also you can turn your screen off and still listen to the youtube app with Play music subscription. Although annoying when you don't remember and think you're closing youtube just to have it keep playing, but that's user error.

21. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Funny that Android users have to pay up for YouTube RED to get such function officially, yet it's free on iOS...

28. mattkl

Posts: 255; Member since: Feb 01, 2010

Apple has got to do something to stay with the pack I guess. Jab for jab

29. mattkl

Posts: 255; Member since: Feb 01, 2010

In case you use an Apple phone and didn't know, you can turn your screen off and still listen to the standard youtube app no subscription needed. I don't know this to be true but wanted to teach an apparent Apple user how to give useful info without the high and mighty tone.

5. tallmatt81

Posts: 71; Member since: Dec 22, 2016

Yet FREE is that much better

7. izim1

Posts: 1591; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

I tried spotify and cancelled before my free trial was even over. Ive found way more use for google play music, that ive been on the $15 family plan since they last had this trial. Music on demand, favorites, with ad-free "radio stations" based on what you like, AND youtube red? I just don't see how spotify can beat that.

9. pacattack81

Posts: 184; Member since: Dec 08, 2016

Spotify is better because it offers thousands of user and Spotify generated playlists that constantly change and update based on what's new for that specific lists genre of top 50 list. To have multiple constantly changing lists keeps music fresh if you don't want to keep listening to the same music over and over again. YouTube red is no big deal. It's not that terrible waiting 5 seconds to watch a video and if your an avid phone user your phone is already rooted and you know how to remove the ads.

11. mattkl

Posts: 255; Member since: Feb 01, 2010

Isn't that what the radio category is for in play music? That's what I usually pick when I search Play music and they work like you described.

13. pacattack81

Posts: 184; Member since: Dec 08, 2016

Yes there's radio too, but with the playlists you can see beforehand what's going to be played and get an idea if that's what you want to listen to. For example, one playlist will be Hot 50 and be the top 50 songs in a particular genre. You'll be able to see all 50 songs and play, download, shuffle play, add to your own list. What I'm trying to say is there way more lists you can find then what other services have. Maybe other services will have 1 top pop list.

14. izim1

Posts: 1591; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Yeah, that isnt any better than starting the "radio" option on any particular genre of music youre listening to based on whatever artists you choose, with unlimited skips and replays.... youre still listening to random playlists with the ability to skip, repeat, and save any song to your own playlists

15. pacattack81

Posts: 184; Member since: Dec 08, 2016

Of course it's better than just starting the radio because you can see what's in the playlist. Plus, you can also download for offline use the whole playlist if you want and it will continually remove and resow load songs. Plus, there's weekly discovery that creates a playlist based on what you've listened to but never heard yet. Plus, if you type in an artist you can select from a variety of playlists with that artists songs in them. Not all them are the same since they're user based so the variety keeps things fresh. But hey to each their own. With exposed you get ad free background play so you can have that plus Spotify. The best of both worlds. Not to mention my Bluetooth radio in the car integrates with Spotify not play music. You need Android auto for that. To each their own I suppose. Try it out they all offer free trials. Tidal in hi-fi was interesting. You can actually hear the difference in sound quality. It's only slight in some cases, but it's definitely interesting. To each their own with these services. You don't know what you're​missing untill you try it.

16. izim1

Posts: 1591; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

"Plus, there's weekly discovery that creates a playlist based on what you've listened to but never heard yet. Plus, if you type in an artist you can select from a variety of playlists with that artists songs in them. Not all them are the same since they're user based so the variety keeps things fresh." All of that is what the google play music "radio" option is. Im not sure why youre refusing to understand that. You can even start a new playlist off of songs in the current playlist. As for "looking at the playlist" i have no need, whatsover, to look at whats in a random playlist while im listening to music and dont see why anyone would have a need for that. It defeats the purpose of "random songs". If i wanted to listen to a particular playlist with particular songs, I'll make my own. And If it plays a song i like i can just save it, add it to my playlist, or start a playlist with just that artist. I can get playlists based on artists, genre, and even language, started from any particular song or artist and can get playlists of just a particular artists top hits. My car radio controls google play music, and any other media service on my phone, just fine. Like i said before, i tried spotify and cancelled the same day with 7 days left in the 7day free trial period. The entire UI just seems way more convolated than it needs to be. To each his own, but you didnt say "i prefer spotify", you made a statement that nothing can beat it, yet youve offered absolutely no feature that it has over play music other than "i can see whats in the random playlist". On demand music with the ability to save playlists and call up random generated playlists is what spotify offers. Nothing more. Same as google play music, minus youtube red, for the same price. With google play music you get youtube red and wont lose mobile payments like you do with xposed installed. Dont have to sacrifice anything. Best of all worlds.

19. pacattack81

Posts: 184; Member since: Dec 08, 2016

Xposed doesn't kill mobile payment ability that I know for sure because I was able to make mobile payments a while back and had xposed installed. I think it was Google wallet or Google pay a few years ago. My understanding nowadays is that rooting messes with Android pay because the system is changed. There's magisk which is systemless root so Android Pay will work. I think it's pretty useless if you ask me. Only drugstores seem to have it or a fast food place like McDonald's. I think it's a pretty cool feature, but if you can't use it everywhere it's pretty pointless. Then you get the places where machine doesn't even work and now you just wasted more time and looked like an idiot in the process because the dumb machine isn't even working. I used to have the MasterCard paypass on my keychain which was cool. You just tap and go like a phone, but Citibank phased it out

22. izim1

Posts: 1591; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

You cant root without killing mobile payments. It's why unlocked bootloaders have just about disappeared. Specially Samsung pay. Which works just about everywhere from walmart to 7eleven and even through the exxon mobil speedpass app. I can't remember when was the last time i actually pulled out my wallet. I was just at target, the mall, and best buy. Didnt pull out my wallet once. But yeah, totally useless just because you dont use it. Makes perfect sense that one should have to go through the hassle of installing xposed, losing mobile payments, and STILL having to pay the exact same price as just paying for google play music which offers the same benefits as spotify without losing anything in return....

23. pacattack81

Posts: 184; Member since: Dec 08, 2016

I'm not looking to have an argument with you. We both clearly have a different opinion and that's okay. Spotify has 40+ million users so I'm not the only one who prefers it over the others. Google doesn't even reveal their numbers because it probably pales in comparison to the others. You can bet they'd put them out if they were near the top. You say your car radio works with every music service, but if you only have a Bluetooth car radio you can't​ search through the app from the car radio screen. Switching to another playlist isn't possible. The only thing you can do is go back or forward to a song. To get full functionality with play music you need an Android auto radio. My receiver only has Spotify and Pandora integration. I'd need to install a new one to get the same functionality for play music that I'm already getting with Spotify. Like I said before with magisk root you can use Samsung pay. If you think you can use Samsung pay everywhere and never take out your wallet then you're dreaming. Do you buy things in a supermarket? Do you buy clothes in a store? Do you go to a restaurant? There's more places that don't have it than do. You still need to carry a wallet because you need your license, registration and some cash for those assholes that don't accept credit cards. While mobile payments is nice it's just as easy to take out a credit card and pay as it is to use your phone. The benefits of rooting and xposed far outweigh using mobile pay. You like not having ads in YouTube right? With root you can get rid of ads in every application you use. The game ads are way more annoying in some apps. Some last 30 seconds and other games have annoying banner ads that can be removed. Id never give up root, xposed and custom ROMs just to be able to make mobile payments. This is all I'm going to say on the topic as it's starting to get a bit ridiculous. Enjoy your weekend. Maybe we'll meet on another someday.

18. mattkl

Posts: 255; Member since: Feb 01, 2010

On Play music you can see all the songs that are on the radio station playlist. You can even remove them or change the position in which they will play.

12. izim1

Posts: 1591; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Thats exactly what the "start radio" button on google play music, does. With unlimited skips. With much less hassle than getting it done on spotify. And ad free youtube with background play without having to add xposed modules... so.... spotify does less than google play, right? Or do you have something else?

17. Scott93274

Posts: 6025; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

I'm on my first month of paid service for Play music. I absolutely love the service, though I am disappointed that they don't have Tool, and missing a lot of tracks by other artists I like, like the Eagles, but then again, they didn't have Pink Floyd or the Beatles a while back but they have them now so it seems like their catalog is growing.

24. mattkl

Posts: 255; Member since: Feb 01, 2010

Weird, I just looked up tool and found tons of stuff, albums, tracks, tool radio. Maybe they just added between yesterday and today? Eagles are there too but can't say if the tracks you were looking for are there now or not.

25. Scott93274

Posts: 6025; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

When I look up Tool, A lot of stuff shows up, but not actual albums from the artist. You'll see lots of albums by other bands that have "Tool" in the name of the album, and songs by artists with "Tool" in the name of the song. Also if you check out "The Very Best of" album by the Eagles, you'll notice that a lot of the tracks are missing. If you check the other albums for those tracks "Life in the fast lane", "Hotel California", and so on, they're MIA. I still love the service, but it is missing some key hits/musicians that I really wish they had.

26. mattkl

Posts: 255; Member since: Feb 01, 2010

+1 Thanks I see what your talking about now. There must be some sort of exclusivity deal, or the rights holders charge more or hold certain songs back. But I guess no music service has everything everybody wants. Hope they add what you want soon.

27. Scott93274

Posts: 6025; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Yeah, I'm sure you're right. I've also found that they don't offer some brand new albums to stream for example "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2", granted the songs featured on the soundtrack have all been around for decades, and you can find the individual songs on older albums, but it seems as though they deliberately withhold new albums from the service so they can make capital off new releases. I suppose it's only fair to the artists.

20. combatmedic870

Posts: 982; Member since: Sep 02, 2015

Thanks for posting this.

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