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Got a Chromebook and an itch to broaden your musical horizons? Then check out this promotional page. According to a new post on Google+, Chromebook owners now have access to an exclusive deal for Google Play Music. Owners of (almost) any Chromebook can get a full 60 days of All Access, with unlimited streaming and radio playlists, for free. That's double the length of the standard trial.

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According to this support page, the original Google Cr-48, the Acer AC700, and the Samsung Series 5 Chromebooks are ineligible for the bonus time (though owners of these laptops could still go for the 30-day trial, I suppose). The promotion will be in place until September 30th of this year - that is, you've got until 9-30 to start your 60-day trial - so newer models like those fancy new Samsung Chromebooks should be eligible when they land.

Of course, once you activate the trial from your Chromebook, you'll have unlimited access to Google Music All access on your phone, tablet, regular PC browser, and anything else you can convince to connect to the Internet. That includes downloading/caching songs on your Android devices. After your trial period (whether it's 30 or 60 days) All Access costs $9.99 a month, comparable with other subscription music services.

Source: Google Chromebook page

Michael Crider
Michael is a native Texan and a former graphic designer. He's been covering technology in general and Android in particular since 2011. His interests include folk music, football, science fiction, and salsa verde, in no particular order.

  • MeCampbell30

    I guessing you don't get the 60 days if you are already a subscriber.

    • Jonathan Berry

      Correct.

      • Nick

        You got to be kidding me

        • Jonathan Berry

          I'm afraid not. I signed up for All Access at the initial release (so I'm paying $7.99/mo) and when I got my Chromebook it just said I was already a subscriber in the All Access section of the freebies that came with it. Oh well.

    • TechWings

      Yeah, that sucks.

  • chetankania

    Before the comments get clogged with "not applicable in Canada", perhaps the article should be amended to reflect this fact.

  • remister

    $7.99/month is still the best promotion.

    • usaff22

      The £7.99 promo on launch I got here is even more than the standard $9.99 price in the US :(

    • Chris

      I was happy when I jumped in on this when the opportunity presented itself... But correct me if I'm wrong, that deal comes to an end after a year or two?

      • enoch861

        No way!? I never read that fine print anywhere..

      • remister

        I don't recall that either, maybe somebody be trolling you?

        • Chris

          My nightmares are trolling me. But on a serious note, I could of sworn I read it somewhere but after doing a google search, I must have read something related to the last date you could claim the deal.

  • jamesfuston

    There was also a batch of "invite only" 60 day free trials for new subs that just went out. Tied to the designated emails and they expire 3/17, so you may want to check your email.

  • http://www.youtube.com/#/mrjlwilliams J. Williams

    I got an email stating its invite only, and says I until Monday the 17th to accept the off. 60 days of unlimited music streaming, after which it goes to 9.99. I don't have a chrome book either. Just use an android device. Anyone else get this offer?

    • USSENTERNCC1701E

      Yup, just got the same offer, no Chromebook either.

    • jeremiah_weeds

      Yup same here. I pay for it on my one account and got the invite on my other without All access

    • David T

      I got the invite a few minutes ago, I also do not have a Chromebook.

    • NinoBr0wn

      I got the offer in my email. I just used my other Gmail address to get the free 60 days on my phone.

  • Fatal1ty_93_RUS

    Still thinking whether to get a Chromebook or not

    • CerealFTW

      They're great and quick. My family never reaches for the Windows laptop anymore since the chrome book is just easier and faster for 99% of tasks

    • CoreRooted

      What @cerealftw:disqus said... I use my CB as my go-to device for everything. Plus, with Linux on it, I have pretty stopped reaching for the Windows laptop and/or tablets. While I would like one with a touchscreen, my Sammy CB does 99% of everything I need it to do (including dev work). For the price, you really can't go wrong.

      • Fatal1ty_93_RUS

        Too bad you can't have Windows on it. I still need it for a couple of apps that aren't available elsewhere, and I'm not really a fan of Linux. By the way, if one is to migrate to Chrome OS - how do you interact with your Android device? I mean fast boot, and and MTP

        • CoreRooted

          That's why I said 99%. What I do is just remote into my Windows machine if I need to. I haven't found a way to do any kind of Android development on it, but for web development, there are some really good online editors around that support FTP. I know there are ways to get ArchLinux on it native, but I haven't had the need to use it that way.

          • Fatal1ty_93_RUS

            Ah, a quick Google search has lead me to Nexus Tools for ChromeOS on XDA, that seems to work well

          • CoreRooted

            Thanks mate!!! I'll have to play around with that.

          • Andrea Bittau

            Hi, what kind of online editors are you using ? do you developing only for web or also for android ? I'm curios because in the future I want one CB. :D

          • CoreRooted

            I mostly do web development. Currently, my two favourites are Cloud9 (http:c9.io) and ShiftEdit (http://shiftedit.net). Both offer S/FTP options (which is my main requirement). I've also tried some of the Google Drive tools, but they didn't support FTP syncing and were buggier than most.

  • Wazzifer

    Gotta love paying $7.99 for this.

  • Casin

    How do I redeem this? When I click Try Play Music and Try Free for 30 Days, it just sends me to the Play Music page with a button to pay to sign up.

    • NinoBr0wn

      Have you used the free month trial before?

  • abobobilly

    Chromebooks ... Argh.