On Wednesday Google announced “Google Play Music All Access”, a streaming service very much likened to Spotify and at the same price too.
I’ve been a premium Spotify user for around 6 months now and here’s why I won’t be making the jump to the new Google service when it launches in the UK, even if it launches at £7.99 as a starting price.
Since becoming a premium Spotify user I have built up a pretty impressive playlist set to cover parties and my own tastes however it wouldn’t be too hard to do the same on All Access so that’s not the issue. My issue is this…
I have a number of playlists on Spotify, one for my daughters, one for my wife, one for myself, one for my father in-law and one for parties (can you see where I’m going with this yet?). Yes that’s right, they each use Spotify in their own right with one account.
If I wanted to do the same on Google Play Music All Access then I would need to log my Google account into each phone and any other places such as smart tv’s (where in most it’s not yet available). This wouldn’t be an issue however I personally don’t like the idea of my children being able to read emails that I may have (especially near Christmas time) and yes I could un-sync email however kids are smart now, they know how to work phones (often better than me) and could switch sync back on.
With Spotify the only thing I need to worry about is my kids questioning my taste in music. The freedom that I have to add the service to as many devices as I can manage for more than one user is simply why, even if Google is cheaper, I’ll be sticking with Spotify.