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Dec
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Google's streaming music subscription service continues to creep across the globe, arriving in new countries suddenly and without warning. It's kind of like the Black Death, except fewer people die (so far). Today Google Play All Access has hit Germany with millions of songs for just a few bucks per month.

Google Play Music All Inclusive

German users were greeted by the All Access popup in Play Music yesterday and immediately began shouting from every social media rooftop. Google has now updated the support pages to show that Germany is included in the All Access club.

According to postings from our German friends, the All Access subscription starts at €7.99 per month for anyone who signs up before January 15th. After that, it goes up to €9.99 per month.

[Google Support – Thanks, +Juhani Lehtimäki, +Matthias Kuhn, +Bernd Rubel, and +Marcus Zwolsky]

Ryan Whitwam
Ryan is a tech/science writer, skeptic, lover of all things electronic, and Android fan. In his spare time he reads golden-age sci-fi and sleeps, but rarely at the same time. His wife tolerates him as few would.

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  • Kaero

    C'mooooooooooooon Canada! Like GRR.

    • Wazzifer

      Can't believe Canadians still bitch about this. You guys are lazy.

      • MikeSS

        care to explain how are we lazy?

        • Wazzifer

          You're three clicks away from having All Access. Yet you guys keep complaining about not having it. My friend been using it for 7 months in Romania. If you know how to use Google, you'd know how to enable AA in your country.

          • Kaero

            Yeah well, sorry that I'd rather have it officially in my country rather than going through VPN's and fake addresses.

          • Wazzifer

            Then wait for it and stop whining. It's not Google's fault that your country has stupid copyright laws.

          • Hayden Lueck

            I've tried it before and it doesn't work. Even if I'm on a US proxy, it won't let me go to the Play Music website as long as I'm signed into my Google account.

        • fixxmyhead

          U guys are hosers

    • psygone

      Why is it that many services aren't available in Canada? Is it government bureaucracy, industry protectionism, or are the services not trying hard enough? For example, why can we get Rdio but not Spotify, GPMAA, or Amazon MP3s?

  • http://twitter.com/anishbhalerao Anish Bhalerao

    No more using and tiring your hands, using the USB cable for offline music and like.

    "Look Ma, Musik with no Hans!"

  • Jadephyre

    I wonder what Google has had to do in order to get that launched in Germany.
    Not sure if everyone here knows, but getting something like this up is notoriously difficult in Germany, since we have the GEMA, who are basically state-sanctioned extortionists.

    • bimsebasse

      Money. Lots of money.

    • Marcell Lévai

      I didn't know that. You learn something new every day :) To be honest, I thought it's been available in Germany since a long time ago, because I live in Hungary and we are usually one of the last countries to receive such services. However, it's been available for a few months now. I'm glad that now it's available for you too!

    • Qin-Root

      Heise has some information about this: http://www.heise.de/newsticker/meldung/Google-Play-Music-All-Inclusive-mit-GEMA-Vertrag-2061736.html

      Google seems to be paying 1,25€ per user and month

      • Jadephyre

        Damn that's expensive. So we are basically paying the same monthly fee as the States, plus €1.25 that Google then sends to GEMA. I know, that isn't completely accurate, but it's close enough.
        I'm not good at calculating exchange rates.

  • anzensepp1987

    It would be interesting to know why it is called All-inclusive here in Germany.

    • v

      The name is localized for every territory it is launched in,

      • anzensepp1987

        Then it had to be called "alles inklusive" in German. ;)

  • jaduncan

    I can only assume GEMA have been taken around the back and shot.

    • Jadephyre

      Oh, if only my friend, if only.
      If friends from the States or somewhere else around the world send me links to music videos on Youtube, you can bet that 9 times out of 10 that the vid will be locked due to GEMA being such dicks.

      • Ender Ceylan
        • Jadephyre

          Thanks buddy, i'll try that later. Hopefully it will not suffer the same fate as ProxTube which has become malware in its own right, pasting ads on your screen wether or not you have AdBlock Plus and NoScript installed.

      • Vardan Nazaretyan

        Use proxmate for Google Chrome/Firefox. Works perfect for me, I can watch YouTube music videos and even Hulu!

    • Cole

      Isn't that what every german hopes for, anyway?

      • Jadephyre

        Very much so. Even the artists that GEMA allegedly represents would wish for them to disappear sooner, rather than later.

        • CWagner

          If only there was a way not to get represented by them… Oh wait.

      • Vardan Nazaretyan

        Hell yeah it is!

  • Zodiak

    Update your Galaxy Nexus to Android 4.4 right here!!! http://goo.gl/ZsPkli

  • CWagner

    I'm honestly impressed. I checked some random artists that are a bit more niche and had impressive results:

    Merzbow ✓
    Excrementory Grindfuckers ✗
    Jan Hegenberg ✓
    Die Streuner ✗
    Lichtscheu ✓
    Ravendark ✓
    Der Fluch ✓
    Atari Teenage Riot ✓
    Remember Twilight ✓
    Vanir ✓
    Japanische Kampfhörspiele ✓
    Diorrhea ✗
    Le Scrawl ✗
    Fetus Eaters ✓
    Bloated Whale Decapitation ✗
    Hanzel und Gretyl ✓

    That's way better than what Spotify had to offer when I tried them.

  • Paul

    When i "pinned" music on my device after BUYING it, it did so to the sd-card. Then, i was able to copy the files off the sd-card (have to name the files manually or through an app on my pc, but that is another issue).

    The latest news before these were, that Google Music has a new option to save cached files on sd-card instead of internal memory.
    What i am wondering now is this:
    If i subscribe, listen to music, cache it on my device... can i do exactly the same as i did with bought music like described above? Or will the music downloaded through subscription be DRM'ed like in Spotify?

    • Ender Ceylan

      It's encrypted, there ain't no copying that floppy.

    • SimonPieman

      Why would they let you subscribe, you then rip as much music as you can, and then cancel and keep?

      That would be insane. Infact you are insane to even think they would let you do that.

      • Paul

        Not insane, just wishful thinking ;P

  • lee jun-hoe

    "German users were greeted by the All Access popup in Play Music
    yesterday and immediately began shouting from every social media
    rooftop."

    Nope, didn't get any notifications or pop-ups.

    android police, y u lie to me??? me is sad now.

    • Denis Wagner

      i got one :P

  • Adrian

    And when it goes to Polish?

  • Kevin Haska

    & for some reason it's called Google Play Music All-Inclusive instead of All Access

    • h4m

      In Germany everyone knows the term All Inclusive from cheap summer vacations.

  • Nevi_me

    South Africa is imminent. There's already a lot of local music accessible on All Access, so it's a master of time.

  • BillygotTalent

    Played around with it now for a day and I am almost convinced to slash out 8€ for it every month. Great that we finally have it here.

  • Oompaloompa

    Good for you Germans. The question is when (or even IF) their going to launch it in Sweden. They've launched it in Finland so I hope it will get to Sweden soon even if it might be difficult hence to Spotifys strong marketing.

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